Come December 6-22, the artists/artistes volunteering with the OAaSIS International Foundation will showcase their talent – and just that. At Couples Swept Away, Negril the OAaSIS International Foundation has been given the chance to earn needed funds to offset projects at a two-week long exhibition.
Over 100 works (original and prints), framed and unframed by mostly Jamaican artists/artistes of the OAaSIS International foundation will be offered for sale and or auction. The offers are between US$50 and US$500.
Artists who have already been participating in the entity’s projects, and assisting others will keep 85 per cent of sales, while the hotel has opted for the foundation to keep the rest.
Artists confirmed include Barrington Watson, Howard Moo Young, Pinksque Green, Melhanie Spence, Rico Nagase, Yesco Ishige, Stoneman of Trench Town, and founder Anthea McGibbon. (See below)
Master painter Barrington Watson is known for his voluptous female images, Howard Moo Young’s latest Bob Marley series in drawings, paintings and photography is popular and Melhanie Spence is known for her huge portraits that come alive as much as her abstracts. Anthea McGibbon who has been promoting her orchidaroma series will also display a few lifestyle and scapes of land, sea and river. Rico and Yesco are from Japan, naturalised as Jamaicans and for years Rico has been capturing locals in their natural state. Stoneman of Trench town works with fabric, painting symbols and images bearing African messages in bright colours. The patterned fabric are usually used to don large spaces of walls at a time. Special craft items will also be made available.
Most of the pieces will be at a size fit for hand luggage, and the prints will also be available for immediate purchase and transportation.
As a special treat to visitors, there will be workshops as well as special performances and showcases of other products outside of paintings. For example Jermaine Gordon, a spiritual motivator will show his books, poetry. Along with other artistes he is slated for performance. Others listed include Boom Steppa.
The show titled Jamaica OAaSIS is an explosion of the talent found in Jamaica – performing, culinary, literary, visual.
Tourists will only be trying to get their piece to take home.
The exhibition is being held under the distinct patronage of Jane Issa.
The pieces (original and prints) will be at reasonable costs, and ready for transport. Participating Visual Artists from the support base of the Foundation, are as follows:
Barrington Watson, master painter
Bernard Hoyes, master painter (from USA)
W Henry Eccleston of New York
Rico Reico Nagase
Jermaine Gordon (books of poetry, music)
Howard Moo Young, master photographer
Stoneman of Trench Town
CDs by performing artistes:
BOOK: Comic books on reggae superstars by American Nicholas daSilva
BOOK: 50 years of drawing by Barrington Watson
BOOK: Colour and Power of Your Thoughts by Jermaine Gordon
BOOK: Nature’s Thoughts by Anthea McGibbon (a preview)
We hope to see you at the opening, at least. Special performances and workshops will be the pleasure of our guests to participate in. Themes are: Orchids, Lifestyle, Portraits esp special Bob Marley series, Abstract.
For more information please contact:
Anthea McGibbon (876)-797-7297/ (305)-648-6963
Patrick James (876)-790-1941
Melhanie Spence (876)-842-1496