FOUR LECTURERS from tertiary institutions will take up scholarships at prestigious U.S. universities in the upcoming academic year as recipients of full scholarships under the 2009 Fulbright/LASPAU (Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities) Faculty Development Program.
ON Sunday, July 19, at 3:00p.m., the National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition is scheduled to open at the National Gallery in Kingston, and will continue till August 22. It is popularly known as the Festival Exhibition. On show will be a new collection of 218 award-winning works, by 70 new artists.
I take art, all expressions very seriously. Professor Rex Nettleford was one of the critical elements of my education. I had him as a tutor for creative writing.
Professor Rex Nettleford would say it is the artists who see beyond the natural and interpret and translate for others to be able to relate and they themselves understand.
Thursdays at the Jonkunnu lounge, Hilton, New Kingston and at varied locations on Saturday sees ladies pouring in for lessons in the variety of Latin and Spanish dance steps, all except for the Flamenco.
Creative people observe the world, interpret then translate through their chosen methods – art, music, writing, dancing, comedy etc. Michael was phenomenal in more than his creations, and translations, in sharing his perspective on the world.
ON ENTERING THE Gallery Barrington, located on Old Hope Road, there are lots of women. Yet they are not overbearingly loud. They are mostly nude, but not vulgar, nor can hardly be considered pornography. They are among 175 drawings by master painter Barrington Watson
Cultivating the vision at the Couples Tower Isles, are two murals dating from 1949, that bring visitors to a place of appreciation for Jamaica
HE’S CALLED “BAD Boy Trevor”, but as writer Garfield Reid, his current play ‘Bashment Granny 2’ at the Green Gables Theatre can easily be considered “witty”.
“Get practical advice from Jamaicans on varied subjects — and learn how to survive and do things… the Jamaican way..” (sourced from Anthea McGibbon’s HOW TO series in the Jamaica Gleaner)
THIS YEAR (2008) THE Scotia Private Client Group team put all heart in art, making their annual signature event “Celebration of Art”, on December 5, masterful. The show held at the Devonshire, and, curated by Susanne Fredricks also included a silent auction to earn funds for Jamaican victims of the Scoliosis disease.