South Florida Libraries continue to Celebrate Jamaican art and culture during Black History Month

MIAMI – As Black History Month activities heat up, libraries in the South Florida community continue to celebrate the Jamaican culture and heritage with several activities scheduled at various locations.

Jamaican artist and sculptor, Susan Alexander, will present her publication ‘Jamaican Journey’ on Saturday (Feb. 7) at 11 a.m. at the Broward College South Regional (SR/BC) Library in Pembroke Pines.

The 108-page publication is a presentation of her works of paintings and sculpture, twinned with relevant poetry and prose of memorable scenes of her homeland, Jamaica.

On Monday (Feb. 16) at 6 p.m., Jamaican artist, Karl Jerry Craig, will present a lecture on his work and experience at an artist’s reception at the SR/BC Library campus. He is the former Director of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston.

Currently, some 32 pieces of his works are being displayed at the Library campus throughout the entire month.

Another Jamaican artist, Mr. Colin Campbell, will also mount an exhibition of some 12 pieces of his work at a launch reception next Wednesday (Feb. 11), at the St. Lawrence Gallery, North Ocean Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

The exhibition, which will run through the end of February, will showcase some 12 pieces of original oil paintings and gyclees of seascapes, reminiscent of locations in Jamaica and South Florida. Proceeds from monetary donations will be presented to a local South Florida charity.

The Florida-based folkloric group ‘Jamaica Folk Revue’ will present a series of concerts starting tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 11) at 1:30 p.m. at the Coral Reef Library in Palmetto Bay. Performances will include selections of song, dance and drama.

On Saturday (Feb. 21) at 10 a.m., the group continues performances at the Naranja Library on South Dixie Highway in South Miami. Later that day at 2:30 p.m., they continue at the Homestead Library in Homestead.

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