The Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition Travelling Showcase, organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) got off to a great start with a launch reception on Saturday, April 12 at the Bloomfield Great House in Mandeville as members of the public enjoyed the F.E.AS.T. “Flavourful Entertainment and Art Sweeten to Taste”.
The guests, including Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Brenda Ramsey relished the evening under the stars with entertainment by a team of vibrant performers including the Lines Dance Institute led by Jihan Cooke, songstress, Tanice Morrison, Artist, Sebastian Elliott and a riveting fashion show by the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts.
On display were the highest awarded visual arts pieces from the 2013 Competition including over 80 award-winning paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, ceramics and other works from amateur and professional Jamaican artists.
For the JCDC Visual Arts Specialist, Sana Rose-Savage, “the launch was well received by the public who enjoyed themselves. There were dynamic elements of the Show that the public really enjoyed such as the public mural and the Mek It and Share It art-making activities where they spent a lot of time helping to make hand-made toys which will be given to the Child Development Agency for distribution in the Government-owned Child Care facilities.”
Mrs. Savage notes that after such a wonderful launch, “the exhibition, which is the main course, will be displaying mind-blowing talent and the depths of the imagination”.
Persons in and around Mandeville are welcomed to view the exhibition at the Bloomfield Great House from Monday, April 14 to Friday, April 25, 2014,10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays. The exhibition will be closed April 18, 19 & 21 for the Easter Holiday. Admission is free.