RUBiS Energy Jamaica Ltd will host an art festival Saturday November 9th, 11am-6pm. The InPulse Art Festival will centre primarily on fine arts featuring exhibitions, mural painting, drawing, animation, mural design, photography, sculpture, performance art, film, artist talks, workshops and art competitions. Event goers will be able to view the work of InPulse artists, meet with and listen in on a panel discussion between artists and their mentors, hear a talk by Gabrielle Blackwood on her award-winning film Flight, take part in workshops and the community mural and animated photobooth, listen to live music and performances and purchased food for sale.
Developed by the Rubis Mécénat Cultural Fund and Rubis, the project is a community-based art initiative, creative platform and skills development programme for students 15 to 25 from 25 selected high schools. According to its Facebook page, the project features “Studio-practice workshops led by Jamaican artists and weekly classes on remedial education courses at Dunoon Technical High School, in East Kingston, to help achieve competency in core academic skills and in artistic areas.”
The InPulse art project serves as a platform to connect students with people in the art world and contacts in the art market in Jamaica and abroad. It also awards scholarships to pursue a post-graduate education at the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts.