CARIBBEAN ARTS FESTIVAL CLOSE ON SUCCESSFUL NOTE


By Aubrey Campbell
THE ART OF LOVE. Artist Patrick Wah created quite a scene, going down on one knee to paint on the jeans of this art lover, at the closing reception for the Caribbean Arts Festival, at the Hollis Library, Queens, last Thursday. Of course, the scene went viral in an instant.
-          Aubrey Campbell photo

NEW YORK, NY. January 20, 2020 -- The Caribbean Arts Festival ended the same way it started, in a burst of colors, amidst an enthusiastic audience.

Some thirty (30) artists, their families,
and close associates attended the closing reception of the festival at the Hollis Branch of the Queens Public Library Service, last Thursday, exactly eight (8) weeks after the exhibition opened at the Main Library, downtown Jamaica, Queens.

The festival with its sub-theme – Migration of Colors, featured works on a variety of media by artists from Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.

“Painting is my life. It is what I do best,” offered Haitian Patrick Wah, after he was presented with his Certificate of (participation) Appreciation by compatriot Reginald St. Fort, Library Manager/festival curator and one of the participating artists.

“Over these past eight weeks, persons who c-visited any one of the nine libraries in the service we're able to see life in the Caribbean through the vibrant colors of the pieces on show. They were able to explore the Caribbean, a place that is a microcosm of the planet”.

The event was staged in partnership with the Friends of Queens Public Library.

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