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IVORHOD WALTERS TO SHOW AT DUE WEST

 

Ivorhod Walters’ Before They Came will be part of the second staging of Due West, the National Gallery West’s annual exhibition that runs till April 11th. Walters, a St. James resident, describes the work as a Plaster of Paris reductive sculpture inspired by Ivan van Sertima’s They Came Before Columbus. Van Sertima’s famous book argues that Africans were in the Caribbean long before Columbus. Walters’ piece depicts a bronze African stone head with the African symbols God and wisdom inscribed on both sides of the ears. He is one of 14 in the submission-based exhibition for emerging and professional artists from Western Jamaica to gain experience and a platform to launch or develop their careers.

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CBC Arts names Jamaican-Canadian Clement Virgo one of the architects of Black filmmaking in Canada.

 

Three Jamaican artists will show their work at “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County”, an art and historical exhibition from June 15th to

Kingston Creative’s monthly Artwalk festival experience goes virtual March 29th, thanks to  sponsors Sagicor, tTech and the Tourism Enhancement Fund.

Developed together with Steve Madden, the collection was designed for warm weather with the use of bright neon colors with rope, rhinestones, and buckle embellishments.

The work of photographer Nadine Ijewere is featured in the March 2020 issue of American Vogue.

Dr Rachel Moseley-Wood, head of the Department of Literatures in English at UWI, Mona recently launched her 254-page book, Show Us as We Are: Place, Nation and Identity in Jamaican Film.

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