The Opening reception of the ongoing Fine Art Print Exhibition, took place at the UWI Regional HQ, April 5, in a welcoming atmosphere, as appreciative viewers, friends and art lovers enjoyed the long awaited exhibition of prints by several skilled artists.
In her presentation guest speaker Mrs Margaret Bernal used the motif of ‘ a time of flowering’ . It is the hope that the launching of this exhibition signals that the revitalized presence and the rich discipline of print making is once more available and accessible to everyone.
Musical entertainment was provided by PapiUmba Big Band, a duo, with Mbala- playing an exciting array of percussion instruments- and Hugh Pape on saxophone. Also joining them was Andy Jefferson on guitar.
To build awareness of the merits of print making, a demonstration and workshop was organized for schools in the community. CXC students from Jamaica College experienced working with screen printing, while 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from Mona Heights Primary had great fun printing with found materials.
Workshop leaders were artists Judith Salmon, Andy Jefferson, Sean Henry and JoAnna Hemmings. It’s hoped that this cross-pollination of alternative materials with simplified techniques will become a creative place of flowering for the school communities all around the city.
The Fine Art Print Exhibition Closes on April 28.
– Contributed by Judith Salmon
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