The newest art gallery honoring Caribbean-American talent will be shining the spotlight on new talent this June, as the Yardabraawd Gallery and Collectibles host a special exhibition in honor of Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Held in association with the Caribbean Bar Association (CBA), the opening cocktail reception is set for June 17, starting 7 p.m. at 5401 NW 102nd Avenue, Bay 137 in Sunrise.
The exhibit will highlight original paintings from a group of fine artists from Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Local dignitaries scheduled to attend include Jamaica’s Consul General in Miami, Franz Hall, and pending confirmation, the Consul General of Haiti in Miami, Guy Francois Jr. and the Consul General for Antigua and Barbuda in Miami, Gilbert Boustany.
This special Caribbean-American Heritage Month exhibition will run until June 30. Launched last April, this is the first special event exhibit for the Yardabraawd Gallery. The space, originally focuses on the work of Gallery founder and owner Jamaican painter Richard Hugh Blackford, has expanded to include pieces from fellow Jamaican artists El Pedio, Lancelot Ferron, and Richard Hall, with plans to expand to artists from Cuba, Haiti and the wider Caribbean. The gallery is also designed as a vehicle for the distribution of handmade Caribbean crafts and other wearable art items through its retail sales outlet.