Published: January 23, 2001
The Self-Taught Artists of Jamaica
HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. – “: The Self-taught Artists of Jamaica” will be exhibited at the Arts Alliance of Haverstraw through March 10.
This groundbreaking exhibition, which represents some of the finest “intuitive” artists of Jamaica – many of whom are included in the National Gallery of Jamaica – is the result of several years research and study by guest curator Randall Morris, New York City art dealer and folklorist.
Some of the highlights of this exhibition will be a rarely seen work by John Dunkley, one of the earliest recognized self-taught artists in Jamaica. Other works include Everald Brown’s handmade musical instruments, the yard-show paintings of Leonard Daley, and cultural works by Evadney Cruickshank, Woody Joseph, Sylvester Woods, Erol McKenzie, Ras Dizzy, Doc Williamson and Milton George.
Also featured will be some of the yard protection pieces by members of the Atherton family.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 1 to 5 pm, Saturday, 1 to 4 pm. The Arts Alliance of Haverstraw is located at 91 Broadway between New Main Street and Warren Avenue. For information, 845/786-0253.
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