The idea and concept
for DiasporA NoW,
INC. has been in formation since 1986. Our primary mission is to increase
the awareness and appreciation of Caribbean Culture, through distribution
of information and works of art.
To this end we have prepared a catalog
of fine arts and crafts, and will coordinate a continuing series of
exhibitions & workshops, featuring artists of the DIASPORA.
Our intention is to grow into an
organization with the necessary outlets to truly make an impact on the
wider culture. These outlets will include an art gallery, gift shop and
performing arts space. Eventually a periodical publication and teaching
center will be added, to complete the cycle of our mission.
Inc. has produced a series of critically acclaimed art exhibitions, highlighting emerging
African American, Latin American and Caribbean artists. January 1998 saw
the official launch of the DiasporA
Collection. This eclectic mix of Caribbean Arts and Crafts is tailored to
a wide range of tastes and interests.
This Collection is brought
to you primarily by artists and artisans from the Caribbean island of Barbados.