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Miramar Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month With Art Exhibitions throughout the City

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Artwork by several well-renowned and aspiring Caribbean artists will be on exhibition throughout the City of Miramar as the City celebrates June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month.
The Ansin Family Art Gallery will exhibit “Migration of the Sign” featuring works by Karl Jerry Craig, residing in Ft. Lauderdale, Koffi Kayiga Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts and Cecil Cooper, based in Kingston, Jamaica. The exhibition is in collaboration with the Edna Manley School of Art, Jamaica, of which all three artists have been directors. “Migration of the Sign” explores the sign as a metaphor for movement-migration, transnationalism and cultural identity and runs through July 10.
At the City’s Multi-Service Complex, 6700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, multimedia artist Jackson Shuri’s large scale paintings will be on display.  A native of Jamaica, Jackson Shuri’s paintings are sensory and cognitively stimulating.  She creates works of varying sizes, hues and textures, her practice is both conceptual and tribal. The tribal works pay tributes to things, people and places that are of importance within her diaspora. The conceptual work is a fusion of expressionism and abstraction.
The public is invited to Meet the Artist on Wednesday, June 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Entertainment will be provided by ‘The Iricals’ and Rara Kuyua.
On display at the City of Miramar’s City Hall, 2300 Civic Center Place, will be the works of Guyanese artist Florence Kersting. Through her paintings, Kersting hopes to preserve characters of a past era such as Ice Cart Man, Badaam Lacha!!  Walker the British, Telegraph Man, to name a few.  Her desire is to connect the children who were born here in the United States with their Guyanese heritage through her art.
The City of Miramar has long recognized the importance of connecting its residents with their heritage through the arts.  The celebration of the diverse traditions and cultural heritage of its residents are essential to building a strong and vibrant community. The Celebration of June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month is an affirmation of the City’s commitment.

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