Monday, 29 July 2013

ARTS BEAT: Facey's Radiant Earth exhibit for London premiere + Rita Marley to be made honorary citizen of Ghana

EARTH MOTHER: On September 24, acclaimed Jamaican artist Laura Facey will launch her 12th solo exhibition, Radiant Earth, at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts in London. Among the works set to be on display are "Their Spirits Gone Before Them", depicting a stunning scene of cottonwood canoe filled with 1, 357 resin miniature figures, and the Radiant Comb series, which was first exhibited in St. Ann in 2011. The London exhibit closes on October 4. 

AFRICA ON THE MIND: "We are thrilled to see the Ghana government recognizing the tremendous contributions Nana Rita has made to Ghana socially, as well as economically," notes Dr. Erieka Bennett, Head of Mission for the African Union's Diaspora Africa Forum, referring to the recently announced news that reggae icon and humanitarian Rita Marley is to be made, effective August 1, an honorary citizen of Ghana and presented with a Ghanaian passport. "This is an historical day for those of us from the Diaspora." Marley has lived in Ghana for nearly two decades.

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