Up and Coming Artists: the Best and the Brightest
YardEdge’s guest blogger, Petrine Archer-Straw profiles some of the up and coming young artists to watch on the local scene: Oneika Russell and Lawrence Graham-Brown. Oneika Russell- Untitled, The Stills from a Fictional Film Series, 2007 Oneika Russell Oneika Russell is currently in Japan working on a new film related
YardEdge Talks to Jamaican Poet, Tanya Shirley About Her New Collection
YE: Why are you a writer/poet? Tanya: Primarily because I’ve always loved to read and that inspired my imagination and my love for words. Reading a lot from an early age made me want to create my own stories. I’ve also been inspired by family members who loved to give
YardEdge Talks to Maureen Wright-Evans About “Voluntourism” in Jamaica
YardEdge: What is Jamaica Adventure Secrets all about? Maureen: Jamaica Adventure Secrets designs and promotes Adventure and Volunteer Vacation tours to Jamaica. We offer visitors to our island, a quick and easy way to discover authentic Jamaica through day tours and unique community experiences. Opportunities are also available for all experiences
National Visual Arts Exhibition and Competition Opens Sunday
The 2009 National Visual Arts Exhibition and Competition opens at the National Gallery on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 3 pm, when the winners of the medals and other awards will also be announced.
Rootz Underground Debuts New Single & Video “Power To The People”
Rootz Underground has just debuted its latest single and music video, entitled “Power To The People” (Riverstone Records, 2009).
Helen MacMillan Returns With Reconnection & Renewal Retreats
Helen MacMillan returns to Jamaica in July to give a series of retreats and workshops.
BuyArt Campaign Presents “Insurrection”
Buy Art artists team up with Red Bull and Mystic Urchin’s Brand New Machine to present INSURRECTION: an act of rising in resistance against the establishment. INSURRECTION is a pARTy designed to get ART up off the wall.
Hiking to Blue Mountain Peak
Southern view from Blue Mountain Peak Last weekend, a group of friends and I went hiking to the top of the Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point in Jamaica at 2,256 metres or 7,402 feet above sea level. I had hiked to the top once before many
Live! Hope! Love! Celebrating the Art of Resilience Against HIV/AIDS
Kwame Dawes, noted poet and novelist will be staging a one-man (Kwame) ‘Reading’ of Hope’s Hospice on July 12, 2009 at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts.