Yardabraawd Gallery highlights Caribbean artists

Monique McIntosh

Yardabraawd Gallery highlights Caribbean artists
Artist Mark Cameron, artist and gallery owner of Yardabraawd Gallery and Collectibles, Richard Blackford and Jamaica’s Consul General in Miami, Franz Hall, pose for pics at the Gallery’s recent opening of their Caribbean American Heritage Month exhibit in Sunrise. CNW Photo

Yardabraawd Gallery highlights Caribbean artists

The creative celebrations for Caribbean American Heritage Month (CAHM) were particularly colorful this past weekend, as new gallery Yardabraawd Gallery and Collectibles launched their special CAHM exhibit at their location in Sunrise.

Art lovers throughout the community showed up in support of the new show, featuring artists from across the Caribbean and the Diaspora, including Jamaican artists Vaughn Tucker, Richard Hall, Mark Cameron, Shawn Reid, Lancelot Ferron and, artist and Yardabaawrd Gallery founder Richard Blackford.

“This exhibition is in itself a teaching tool and provides a colorful portal that will help the viewer to appreciate how closely we [the Caribbean] are linked together in our culture,” said Blackford about the exhibit. “This is borne out in the subjects of the respective artists easels, the colors used as well as the themes of each work.”

Special guests at the event included Jamaica’s Consul General in Miami, Franz Hall, who praised the gallery for shining a spotlight on the diverse talents among the community. Representing the exhibit co-sponsor, the Caribbean Bar Association (CBA), CBA secretary Nikeisha S. Pryor also expressed their organization’s support of the creative and educational efforts of the community.

The exhibit continues on until June 30.

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