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Fi Wi Own: Sights and Sounds of Jamaica

0 | 2018-12-10 16:52:00

A collaborative of Kingston based artists announced today a condensed series of art exhibits that will create an opportunity for attendees to enjoy visual arts, captivating sounds and local pillars of the city that are authentically Fi Wi Own.  The inspiration for these exhibitions was a vision to create an annual pop-up gallery that would allow local artists of all discipline a chance to share their artistry in curated locations.  By holding these events in locations that a highly accessible, this collective of 6 multi-disciplined artists is bringing the arts back to the foreground of Kingstonian culture.

Over the years, John Campbell has had the great fortune to collaborate and form bonds with a variety of fellow artists over their passion for reflecting all aspects of the Jamaican experience.  The following artists will be have their work featured during this exhibition alongside John Campbell:
- Audrey Lynch has always found refuge and solace in art.  As a student at Alpha Academy, she was encouraged to express herself through art.  Audrey uses her artistic aesthetic to  as the ultimate expression of independence and freedom.  As a Visual Art Teacher at Campion College, Audrey now inspires budding artists in much the same way she was inspired to pursue her calling.
- Sean Henry is best known for his lifelike and expressive illustrations of Jamaican sceneries, culture and portraitures. His works of watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, charcoal, and mixed media are derived from his drawings and photographs of unique and authentic Jamaican walks of life.
- Mazola Wa Mwashighadi is a multidimensional artist hailing from Kenya who now lives and creates in Craig Hill, St. Andrew.  Mazola enjoys the surprises that unfold as he loses himself in the process of making art.
- Fern Elise Foster is renowned for her signature style in her portrait, event and commercial photography. As Creative Director of popular online lifestyle and entertainment brand LiveStush, Fern’s photography is enjoyed by millions of viewers every month.
- Abayomi Matsu is an up and coming artist who has studied under the tutelage of Mazola Wa Mwashighadi.
- Lucas Corthesy’s passion for Jamaican music led him to move from Switzerland to Jamaica where he as been a distributor of Jamaican Vinyl since 1996.  As a prominent figure within the musical scene all over the island, Lucas can be found at a variety of events spinning records as DJ Joe Spinner.
The first showing of this exhibition series will take place at  F&B DownTown on Friday, December 14th, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 12:00 PM.  As one of the premier hubs for creative entrepreneurs, this venue prides itself on hosting an array of events within the creative community.  This cornerstone of Downtown Kingston is a celebration of all things creative and is the perfect place to kick-off the first of many pop-up galleries.  F&B is located at 107 Harbour Street .  The second showing of this exhibition series will take place at Cellar8 on Sunday, December 16th, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  The bistro-style venue is the perfect place to take in works on display in an intimate setting while enjoying a glass of wine and sampling their gastronomical offerings.  Cellar8  is located at Shop #10, Upper Manor Park Plaza.  All are invited to attend these showings to come for the art and stay for the  dub music, spirits, foods and vibes of Kingston’s creative community.

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