AARLCC hosts exhibit on Jamaican women artists

Corrine Wakeland

Jamaican artists “Color Outside the Lines”

Three landmark Jamaican women artists will be in the spotlight for upcoming exhibit, “Color Outside the Lines,” hosted by the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). Celebrating March as Women’s History Month, the exhibit will feature artists Lorraine Maxwell, Corinne Wakeland and Rachel Stewart, and explores how their work both examines and challenges stereotypes about women, race and cultural identity.

They share a common thread as women with Jamaican roots, which gave birth to their art,” said the AARLCC about the featured artists in a statement. “They have transported these memories across time and place to record them on the canvases and sculptures in this exhibition.”

Lorraine Maxwell is a renowned muralist and education, known for her combination of media into distillations of color and light. South Florida-based Corinne Wakeland is a painter and jewelry designer, known for her colorful and elaborate wood and metal sculptures. Her paintings have been shown in a number of exhibitions in Florida, New York, Paris, Grenada and Aruba. Her paintings are also part of the permanent collections at Florida International University, Dade County Fire Fighters Museum and the City of Lauderhill. Rachel Stewart is a Christian artist working in Kingston, Jamaica. Inspired by her faith, Stewart uses non-traditional material to layer the surfaces of her sculptures and mixed media pieces.

The exhibit will launch with an official opening ceremony at the AARLCC on March 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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