Talking Islands

By in News on March 24, 2012

Talking Islands: Conversations with ARC Magazine’s Holly Bynoe and Nadia Huggins
Monday, March 26, 2012 at 6:30pm
At The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

Holly Bynoe and Nadia Huggins, co-founders of ARC Magazine, will speak at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas at 6:30pm on Monday, March 26, 2012 on the importance of inter-Caribbean dialogue and exchange within the arts and culture communities.

ARC Magazine is a non-profit publication that was launched in January of 2011 and attempts to fill a certain void by offering a critical platform for visual artists to present their work while fostering and developing critical dialogues and opportunities for crucial points of exchange. It is an online social space of interaction with a developed methodology of sharing information about contemporary practices, exhibitions, partnerships, and opportunities that are occurring in the Caribbean region and throughout its Diaspora.

Holly Bynoe (top), Nadia Huggins (bottom)

Holly Bynoe is a visual artist and writer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines; she is currently living and working in the Caribbean. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of ARC Magazine, a visual art and culture publication focused on contemporary art created in the Caribbean at its diaspora. She is a recent graduate of Bard College | International Center of Photography where she earned her M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies. Her work has been selected as a part of “Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions” organized by the World Bank and the OAS, and “About Change”. Her most recent exhibition is Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diaspora at the Middlesex County College in New Jersey and at the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery in New York City.

Nadia Huggins is a photographer from St. Vincent and the Grenadines who has been specializing in documentary and conceptual photography for over nine years. She has operated in the television industry for ten years with an extensive background in camera operations, editing and general production, along with that she managed the first independent TV channel established in St. Vincent K45 for three years from its inception and conceived of all original programming in its first 18 months. She has been featured in several online and print publications internationally, including our eyes, words without borders and edge 2 edge. Her work has been exhibited regionally and internationally, including Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Intervention held in Washington DC. She is also the Co-founder and Creative Director of ARC Magazine, a Caribbean Art and Culture publication.

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