Jamaica’s art, artists and their creative products should be closer examined as tourism products.
For any tourist with this dream, many channels are being created making it easier to “travel Jamaican” when in Jamaica. The best possible tool of course being to research the area as much as one can before or during travel plans.
The art critic is one of the most sought after persons in this creative field. For one, its always good to have someone to bounce your ideas on. On the other hand, critics sometimes reflect the views of the public or potential client.
Suprisingly although Jamaica has surpassed boundaries, and, somehow manages quite well in the first world, many Jamaicans remain clueless on art as a career.
Jamaican artists are being given opportunity to add their strokes to the pages of Jamaican history in a national way. Through the eyes of the visual artists, Jamaica history and art history will be documented by yet another person who realises the value of the country
This year’s Reggae Bash, according to promoters, promises to be a momentous event, with a stellar line-up of performances.
Following is an excerpt from an article by the Gleaner’s Georgia Hemmings, on the first solo exhibition of Anthea McGibbon.
“VERY SUCCESSFUL” is how photographer and graphic designer, Anthea McGibbon, describes her first solo exhibition, held recently in the United States (U.S.).
In collaboration with the Jamaica Library Service, the U.S. Embassy announces a classic American film
Jamaican born visual art master, Bernard Stanley Hoyes has been enjoying a powerful year. Upon the recent New York installation of his six-foot blue fin tuna sculpture, titled “The Grand Catch”, which he crafted from granite in Fuzhou City in the Fujian Province of China, one might think the acclaimed artist might be ready to rest on his laurels for a bit.
THERE’S A glowing Caribbean paradise at the top of one of Jamaica’s hills in on the outskirts of Montego Bay.
It’s the Aaah! gallery, owned by two extraordinaires – artist Ian and Tamika…