Art Bytes

JAMAICAN ARTISTS ON DISPLAY IN FT. LAUDERDALE

 

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 29th at History Fort Lauderdale in The New River Inn. The exhibit will also be presented virtually on cultural non-profit Island SPACE’s website.

 

Photo artist and curator David I. Muir will show a selection of photos printed on canvas from his “Caribbean-American” collection, with Caribbean scenes from Broward county; mixed media artist Krystle Sabdul’s work will be a variety of expressive, oversized portraits; and Calibe Thompson has curated a historical component that traces the Caribbean community’s roots in Broward in news clippings, archival photos and information on the influence of diverse island people of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

 

 “Our goal with The Island Imprint project is to showcase art, history and our region’s untold stories as a unique collective, and to stimulate further discussion on diversity and culture,” says Thompson, who is also executive director of Island SPACE.

Art Bytes

In the last 50 years, Chester Higgins has caught some historical events on camera, like Bob Marley’s 

Jamaican Herb Robinson is one of 14 photographers in the Whitney Museum’s exhibition, Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop. The show chronicles the early work o

Camille Chedda has won a Stay Home Artist Residency, a five-month program that supports 24 cultural practitioners, artists and creative entrepreneurs.

The Windrush generation is in vogue again. Now a walkway on the Tilbury Bridge that they used on arrival in the UK, has been turned into an art installation to honour them.

Unbroken, the docu-film based on amputee Laron Williamson’s attempt to qualify for the Jamaican Paralympic team, won Best Documentary Short Film at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

The National Gallery’s flagship exhibition, Kingston Biennial, has been postponed because of Covid-19.

Pages