Talent Abounds At 2010 Liguanea Art Festival
Despite the heat, art lovers turned out for the 2010 Liguanea Art Festival on Sunday, which showcased approximately eighty artists this year.
This was the seventh year of the festival, staged by Tony and June Wong, and again featured some of Jamaica’s best ceramists, artists, photographers, jewellers and sculptors. The Liguanea Art Festival is Jamaica’s largest outdoor art festival and patrons were treated to a wide range of fine art from both up and coming artists as well as established veterans. This year saw a particular focus on the newcomers, who in the words of the organizers “represent the future of Jamaica’s visual art scene”.
A higher turnout of jewellers this year was highlighted by the work by Andy Golding and her Mermaid’s Tears line. She uses a mixture of sea glass and sea pebbles for her jewelry and her work is beautifully hand crafted and truly unique. Golding believes that more artists need to work in local materials in order to expose persons to the wealth of beautiful objects that surround us right here in Jamaica.
Once again, the event was well organized and the art of a high standard. The booths were well labeled and patrons were able to interact with the artists. There were workshops for kids and musical entertainment provided by the Akwaaba drummers.
Congratulations to the organizers and sponsors once again for a job well done.
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As a student of MR Devon Harvey i have learned a lot and so far these are some of the best work i have ever seen and i want to say keep doing what you do best for your people. Thank You for being one of the ones i inspire.
This is great. I get to enjoy the art, once again. We have so much talent in JA.
Thanks karin, what a pity though…. she was good…
The Liguanea Art Festival was great as usual. Well organized, well executed, well attended, and well supported. The opportunities for networking are very good – as good as you want them to be. I’m filling orders that I got from the show. You get out of it what you put into it! We need more opportunities to display and sell our work.
Nice. I like all the smiling faces..
Thanks for all the encouraging remarks and we promise even better each year. However, we could not have done it without our ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (truly a labor of love) and our SPONSORS and ADVERTISERS. We are reviving the website which we hope will be up within the next month or so but, in the meantime, anyone wishing to contact the artists can purchase one of our Liguanea Art Festival magazine at Liguanea Drug & Garden Centre (tel: 876-977-0066)
Hi Michael, no sorry, don’t have any photos of that artist.
hey did you have anything on the venezualan artist the one with the horses.
lol nice story man.
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Great Show!!!! Awesome day despite the Heat!! Always so encouraging to be a part of this show. The Artist have grown from strenght to strenght and it is nice to see the variety of Art represented. Kudos to the Wongs for a well organized and advertised show. Thanks to Yardedge for shining light on the arts and artist.Keep it up!
It was a good day! Its always nice to see the same faces, but even better to see new ones, as well as the new works! The drummers were amazing as always, and I really liked Andy Golding’s pieces. I thought they were quite unique…an idea I shoulda thought of ages ago 🙂 hehe Good work though! And yes, it would be helpful having the links to the artists. Photography by Joanna Francis… firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂 Hope to hear from you all soon.
Thx. Liv Ya. I’ve been actually thinking about doing that. There normally is a website that I link to for the festival but it doesn’t seem to be up this year. I’ll add the email addresses.
Can you add a directory or at least the email addresses for the exhibitors at the Liguanea Art Festival for those of us who want to make a post event purchase? I think this would be very useful. Thanks.