Art Bytes

JAMAICAN VIDEO GAME DESIGNERS SEEK FUNDING

 

Brothers Akeem and Tyreik Pennicooke are working on a demo of a video game to be ready for release in the next three to six months for PC and Mac users. The brothers hope the demo will help them raise the additional funds they need to complete the project. They are asking those who want to partner or donate to do so at streetboyja.com.

Titled Street Boy, the game follows Arlinton, a 13-year-old boy who lost his parents in a car accident and now lives with his grandmother, Cherry. Arlinton works odd jobs in his Portland community to help support his household and keep the environment clean while staying out of the clutches of George Campbell, an 18-year old gangster trying to lure youth into a life of crime. Akeem and Tyreik hope the game can become a symbol of pride and inspiration for young Jamaicans who want to pursue a career in the multibillion-dollar gaming industry. “If you keep them (youth) busy and educated, then the violence stays down. We want the game to teach them that there are other ways to express yourself and earn an income,” says Akeem.

Art Bytes

London-born fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner’s Jamaican roots were on full-display during Highsnobiety’s ‘Not In Paris’ exhibit.

While Haitan-born trapper and merchant, Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, is often called the “Founder of Chicago,” Jamaican Ephraim Martin, want to honour the memory of his fellow West Indian even fu

Visitors to California’s Luxe Art Institute will get to enjoy the work of Jamaican artist Cosmo Whyte from September 12th to November 7th 2020.

Jamaican-Canadian Stella Meghie will direct the Whitney Houston feature film “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” She’ll team up with Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Anthony McCarten, and Grammy Award-winn

Fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere, of Jamaican descent, recently shot legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell for the current July-August 2020 cover of Spanish Vogue.

Jamaican teen Sule Kamu Thelwell has been chosen as one of 18 out of nearly 5,000 applicants to be accepted for the Bachelor of Arts in acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama at the

Pages