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Opening Event in Kingston
 
Friday June 22nd 2018
The Legacy of Gene Pearson
 
Location: Grosvenor Art Gallery, 1 Grosvenor Terrace
Hosted by Nakazzi
 
11 am to 4 pm Exhibit and Personal Tribute
1 pm to 3 pm Lunch and Discussion on Pearson’s Work & Influence
 
Cocktails and Hors’ D’oeurves served
R.S.V.P. for this Lunch and Discussion at events@greathuts.com or call 876-407-8615
by June 17.
 
View of Tilbury Docks - Lyndon Douglas
June 23rd and 24th 2018
From 10 am to 5 pm at Great Huts
 
A powerful and evocative representation of the history and contemporary issues of the unresolved heritage of the Windrush generation. Displayed here, facing out to the Caribbean sea, while being firmly rooted back on Jamaican soil.A tribute to the invincible spirit and validity of human faith and endeavour.
 
 
Ghost Ship – Lisa Hendricks
 
Ghost Ship invokes a spirit of loss of homeland. It’s silence speaks of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity as outlined by UNESCO, its intention is a reminder of ongoing and unresolved human value systems. 
 
Location: Mandela Rooftop Deck at Africana House  
 
 
 
Display of Eclectic artworks showcasing the best of established and emerging art and artists of International standing, Jamaica and Portland.
 
June 23rd and 24th 2018
From 10 am to 5 pm at Great Huts
 
From fine art to typography, artisan crafts, abstract work, sculpture photography and so much more. We are proud to feature new artworks from the emerging talents from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and the phenomenal creativity of our Portland Artists.
 
Location: Cliffside Royal Lounge & Sankofa Dining Area
 
 
Carved Woodworks and Design
 
June 23rd and 24th 2018
From 10 am to 5 pm at Great Huts
 
Display of a range of work by Portland’s Craft Village and Town Talents “Rockbottom” and “Charlie Brown”.
 
 
Portland Inspired and “Mask” Paintings – Bryan McFarlane
 
June 23rd and 24th 2018
From 10 am to 5 pm
 
Location: Great Room, Africana House
 
 
20% of sales of works and workshop and event donations will go directly towards PRM, the Portland Rehab Management Homeless Shelter.
 
Saturday June 23rd schedule
 
8 am to 9 am
 
Awaken the Artist Within
Meditation Gully beside Africana House with Mangaljot
Suggested donation is $500 JMD
R.S.V.P. by June 19th
 
 
 
 
10 am to 1 pm 
Mural Painting Workshop
Theme: “Metamorphosis”
Yoga Deck with Jamaican Artist Joavan Puran
Suggested donation is $500 JMD.
R.S.V.P. by June 16th
 
 
1 pm to 4 pm
Mask Making Workshop
Outside Africana House with Nakazzi, Marcia Henry Philip Ambokele and Lisa Hendricks
Suggested donation $500 JMD per mask.
Drop in or RSVP with Masquerade Party package detailed below by June 17th
 
7:30 pm
Inaugural Masquerade Cocktail Party
Great Room, Africana House
Optional Dress: Afro-Inspired Chic
 
Co-hosted by Dr. Paul Rhodes and Internationally Acclaimed Artist Professor Bryan McFarlane.
 
Special Presentation:
Reclaiming Ancestral Roots
The Healing Powers of West African Masks and Contemporary Arts
 
Fashion Presentation:
Arlene Passley, Aya Wear
 
Entertainment:
Live Drumming, Deondra Riley, DJ Sheppy
Awards for Best ‘Afro-Inspired” Chic Outfit Male & Female
Judges: Emprezz Golding of Smile Jamaica & Amber of Irie FM
 
Steven Golding, President of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and Executive Chef of Café Africa, will be on hand to talk about the authentic cuisine from Egypt, Cameroon, and South Africa he has developed for the Jamaican palate.
 
The suggested donation of $14USD / $1800JMD per person
Includes a welcome cocktails, mask workshop supplies for design and decorating an African mask, live drumming and entertainment—in addition to dishes by Café Africa.
R.S.V.P. to events@greathuts.com or call 876-407-8615 by June 17.
 
 
Sunday June 24th schedule
 
8 am to 9 am 
Awaken the Artist Within
Meditation Gully beside Africana House with Mangaljot
Suggested donation is $500 JMD
R.S.V.P. by June 19th
 
 
10 am - 1 pm
“Mask” Paint and Sip Workshop
With Bryan McFarlane
Location: Yoga Deck by the Snake Trail
Suggested donation is $1500 JMD.
R.S.V.P. by June 15.
 
 
1 pm – 2 pm 
Tilbury Docks – A Tribute to the Invincible Human Spirit
Drop in Discussion with Lyndon Douglas
Location: Mandela Rooftop Deck at Africana House
 
 
 
2 pm - 4 pm 
Drop in Portraiture Workshop
With Philip “Ambokele” Henry
Location: Yoga Deck by the Snake Trail
Suggested donation is $1000 JMD.
 
 
3 pm - 5pm 
Drop in Calabash Workshop
with Marcia Henry
Location: Outside Africana House
Suggested donation is $500 JMD.
 
 
  
6:30 pm
Lecture and Cocktails “Benin Bronzes”
With Jim Clemmer and Dr. Paul Rhodes
Followed by a Movie and Discussion
R.S.V.P. by June 19.
 
Participating artists include:
 
Bryan McFarlane, Nakazzi, James Clemmer, Mazola Wa Mwashighadi, Philip ‘Ambokele ‘ Henry, Marcia Henry, Micheal Layne, Marguerite Gauron, Lyndon Douglas, Joavan Puran, Denva Harris, Mark Bell, Hopeton Cargill, Vali Valenti, Barbara Jordan Florea, Lisa Hendricks, Stephanie Lue Yen, Paul Williams, Christoff Hamilton, Rock Bottom, Charlie Brown, Shane Bell, Achim Clunis, Tiana Anglin, Marcia Adams, Novelette McKay, Tunde Akinniranye and more emerging talent from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.





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