June 22, 2018: Opening Day
June 24, 2018: Masquerade Cocktail Party
June 25, 2018: Closing Day
GREAT HUTS RESORT presents an immersive three day Midsummer Art Celebration weekend of activities starting with a Tribute to Gene Pearson at Grosvenor Galleries on Friday June 22 and then onto Boston Bay, Portland for their first ever Masquerade party on Saturday June 23. On Sunday June 24, join acclaimed artists for exhibits, paint-and-sip and other exciting activities
The Odyssey will begin on Friday June 22nd, as mystical artist, Nakazzi presents her tribute to the legacy of renowned Jamaican ceramicist and sculptor Gene Pearson from 11am to 4pm at the Grosvenor Art Gallery. Between noon and 1:30pm, Nakazzi will lead a discussion on Pearson’s works and influence while cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served.
On Saturday June 23, the inaugural Masquerade Cocktail Party will take place at Great Huts in the Great Room of the Africana House from 7:30 to 11pm. This event will be co-hosted by Dr. Paul Rhodes and internationally acclaimed artist Professor Bryan McFarlane, who will also make a special presentation on “Reclaiming Ancestral Roots: The Healing Powers of West African masks and Contemporary Arts.”
Steven Golding, President of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and Executive Chef of Café Africa, will be on hand to talk about the authentic cuisine from Congo, Liberia and Ghana he has developed for the Jamaican palate.
A Sunday morning paint-and-sip and a two-day showcase of eclectic fine art, typography, artisan crafts, abstract works, sculpture, photography and much more will present opportunities for discussion with participating artists, ranging from emerging talents attending Edna Manley College to Jamaican artists of international acclaim.