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JAMAICA DAY 2020 ART COMPETITION

 

Tomorrow is Jamaica Day 2020 with the theme: ‘Celebrating Jamaica…highlighting our Icons in the Arts, Agriculture and Technological Innovations.’ In honour of the day, schools are being asked to select an icon or icons to be the focus of the day. The Jamaica Day Planning Committee and Fontana Pharmacy are staging a creative arts competition, inviting schools to create a two to three-minute video showcasing the life and work of the icon or icons they choose. The videos will be uploaded to Fontana Pharmacy’s social media platforms. Schools, and the wider public, will have a chance to vote for their favourite. A panel of judges will determine the first, second and third place winners. Awards will range from trophies to laptops, projectors and cash prizes. For more information on Jamaica Day 2020, please call the Chair of the planning committee at 876- 387-4973 or 876-487-0050.

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Aspiring photographer Yone Gordon placed first in photography in the Jamaica Information Service 2019 Heritage Competition. He had placed second and third in previous years.

The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art’s special exhibition on artistic achievements of early Caribbean civilizations opens December 16.

The winners of the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s first Youth Exhibition are now on display at the Jamaica Conference Centre, 14 – 20 Port Royal Street, Kingston through  January 31st

Students from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts have partnered with The Ministry of National Security to paint peace murals in Swallowfield.

 

Jamaican photographer Steve James will show his work at “Let There Be Reggae” from December 5th to 8th at The Lab (400 NW 26 Street) in Wynwood, Miami.

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