Hanover Charities art on show
Celebrating their Diamond Jubilee, Hanover Charities, one of the largest not-for-profit organisations in Jamaica, kick-started its 60th-anniversary celebrations by officially introducing the National Gallery's entry into the city of Montego Bay on Wednesday night.
In photo: From left - Theresa Menefee, Elizabeth Shanahan and Ann-Marie Lacy, examine some of the fine pieces on display-Ashley Anguin.
Hanover Charities staged an art exhibition at the fabulous Round Hill Hotel and Villas, a precursor to the dazzling Sugar Cane Ball, which takes place tomorrow night at said venue.
On show were Di-AndrÈ Caprice Davis, a self-described 'experimental' artist; Leasho Johnson, who works in various media to explore the tensions and contestations in Jamaican culture; Richard Nattoo, who says his influences are usually, "those who aim to describe feelings rather than replicating what they see"; and Andranique Morgan, whose strong belief is that humans share a special bond with nature.
In photo: Stella Gray (left) and Jenni Trent-Hughes examine one of the pieces on display at the Hanover Charities art exhibition at Round Hill on Wednesday.
The exhibition, which was well supported by art lovers, was the perfect start to what Hanover Charities' Katrin Casserly says will be an unforgettable week of showcasing the many projects they are involved.
Tomorrow night's Sugar Cane Hall Ball, however, is the main event, and event chair, Vanessa Noel, the New York-based luxury shoe designer, hotelier, gallery owner and philanthropist - promises that this year's Diamond Jubilee party will be as luxurious and elegant as ever.
In photo: Renowned sculpture David Pinto explains a piece to Wendy Hart -Ashley Anguin.
"As always, the much-anticipated Silent Auction with one-of-a-kind items gathered from around the world by the generous shareholders and homeowners of both Round Hill and Tryall, will be the high point of the evening, with music by Chokey Taylor and his band creating a 'giving' atmosphere," said Noel.
In photo: From left: Award-winning poet and writer Louisa Calio with Val Fray and Olive Senior-Ashley Anguin.
The activities culminate with a Polo match at Chukka in Sandy Bay, Hanover, on Sunday.