A Jamaican ‘Mother and Son’ duo art exhibition continues to attract viewers at the Broward County South Regional Library in Pembroke Pines.
The labour of love between mother, Mrs. Lisa Narcisse and her son, Sean Narcisse Spence depicts almost 50 works of landscapes by the mother, and body forms by the latter, all done in oil and canvas.
The event was praised by Library Manager, Ms. Valrie Simpson, who mentioned that this kind of effort by that Institution was to showcase the diverse culture of the South Florida community.
After an absence of 28 years, Mrs. Narcisse, now a South Florida corporate executive, decided to again pursue that art form sometime last year. “A haunting feeling led me to begin again in 2006.” She described the feeling as being lost in time with the challenge she had rediscovered. After what seemed like 15 minutes, an initial period of four hours convinced her that she was again enjoying the experience.
A native of Kingston, Mrs. Narcisse paints textured landscapes reminiscent of her homeland, a theme which Jamaica’s Consul General Ricardo Allicock described as a reflection of her time and true expressions of her thoughts.
He lauded the duo for their passion, one which he said would allow others to be able to get a glimpse of Jamaica through this medium.
Mother and son enjoy the bond that is shared through this experience. She described it as a wonderful opportunity to spend time with her son, a Child Behavioral Specialist at the ARC Broward in Fort Lauderdale.
A first for Sean, this is the second exhibition for Mother Lisa as her works were featured earlier this year as part of the Jamaica Independence celebrations.
A graduate of Cornell University, in up-State New York, Sean began painting in college, and also spent time as a guitarist in his college band.
When she is not painting, Mrs. Narcisse remains committed to the development of her island home, as she has delved in all aspects of community work relating to Jamaica throughout the Diaspora.
A former banking executive, she is a vice president of the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC) now celebrating its fifth anniversary. She was also the first Caribbean woman to be elected president of the nearly 200 member Fort Lauderdale chapter of the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce (GCACC), and also served as onetime president of the South Florida chapter of Immaculate Conception Alumnae Association.
The month-long exhibition will run through December.