It's not unusual for artists to weave social commentary into their work. But when the artists are a bunch of newcomers who are as bold as this lot, the art world is bound to take notice. That bunch is 45 final-year students of the School of Visual Art at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.
THE GLEANER Company Ltd has unveiled its new book, Jamaica: 50 Golden Moments 1962-2012, to representatives of corporate Jamaica. The publication, a commemoration of Jamaica's achievements over the last 50 years since gaining Independence in 1962, is a hardcover coffee-table book of just under 200 pages.
Imagine losing your mother to cancer and not being able to grieve her death. Worse, at the root of the anger and resentment you feel, is the truth she hid from you. In the prime of your life, you discover that the man who you thought was your father all these years, is not.
Jamaica has a rich history, and as we celebrate 50 years of Independence, we take a look back at how we got here. With the kind assistance of the Institute of Jamaica, 'Objects from our Past' will highlight a total of 50 objects which are part of the Institute of Jamaica's collection.
Adam sat at the dining table, carefully placing his Bible to the side. Nobody saw him. they never usually did. The butler placed a large silver covering before him, and removed its lid. "Sour Cream Soup, sir." he mumbled, tucking a napkin under Adam's chin. Within just a few short minutes he and all the other servants had left for the night. "Shall we say grace?" Adam asked - nobody cared.
STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, written by Dr Marcia Forbes, artfully combines relevant and often humorous short stories to explain and support her research findings about what youths do online.
Sunday morning and the living is not easy. The salt fish and the mackerel are not jumping and the taxes are too high. The heat tun up too. And here I am tunning my hands to make fashion and reflecting on the time when a young man laughed until he cried upon learning that in the days of my youth 'tun cornmeal' was a meal I thoroughly enjoyed.
So you wonder if dollars run with me./Well, yours better have legs as fast or even more/ And what audacity to think I'd sponsor your trip to that pricey men's clothing store/Trust me on this one, my mama raised me right/She warned me straight up, never let a lazy man anywhere in your sight/...