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Great Huts Resort to host Jamaican Arts Odyssey

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Prof Bryan McFarlane - educator and artist.

Great Huts Resort will host the 8th Annual Jamaican Arts Odyssey, which will feature the works of Portland-based artists. The event will support the community homeless shelter.

The event is going to kick-off in Kingston on Friday, June 22, at Grosvenor Art Gallery. The public is then invited to join the journey to Boston Bay, Port Antonio.

Over 20 artists will be participating in this showcase, according to the organisers.

"Great Huts is grateful to all of the artists who are joining Jamaican Arts Odyssey, who are sharing their creativity and joining us to shine light on our community homeless shelter, Portland Rehab Management (PRM) and our Healing with Art Programme," said co-founder and medical director of PRM and owner of Great Huts Resort Dr Paul Rhodes.

The three-day event will include an exhibition of the artwork, discussions, demonstrations, and a masquerade cocktail party on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25.

Art educator and featured Artist Bryan McFarlane, who was born in Moore Town, Portland, will take part in all of the weekend activities.

Some of his Portland-inspired paintings such as 'Blue Lagoon' will also be on display.

McFarlane's feature presentation, The Healing Powers of West African Masks and Contemporary Arts, will focus on the significance of these masks, celebrating the beauty of African art and its enduring global influence, particularly on European artists and educators.

There will be a Sunday morning Paint and Sip, and a two-day exhibit of eclectic fine art, sculpture, abstracts, crafts, typography, photography, and others.

The event is free to the public. The organisers say that they would be accepting contributions, which will be donated to the Portland Rehab Management Shelter, a 24-hour facility that provides and caters to the homeless.

For more information, contact or call 876-407-8615.