Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 6:00p -
National Center of Afro-American Artists
300 Wallnut Avenue
Boston, MA 02119
< 21, Art, Social Good
Join us for a Jamaican fine arts show featuring works of Jamaican artists at The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA). Jamaican artists featured include works from the NCAAA collection and some will be invited to participate in the reception. The art show to take place during the tenure of our Jamaica 55th Anniversary Celebrations. This event is free, and donations to the NCAAA and the Jamaican charities are encouraged. Please RSVP jamaica55bostonvisualartshow.eventbrite.com
The country of Jamaica will celebrate the 55th anniversary of its independence on August 6, 2017. To commemorate this achievement, Celebrate Jamaica, Inc., in collaboration with the Jamaican Diaspora in Massachusetts, Boston JUMP, COJO, Jamaica Associates, and JCDS, is hosting a series of events to showcase Jamaica’s history and rich culture. These events will take place from July 15, 2017- August 12, 2017. Proceeds from the Jamaica 55 Boston celebration events will support domestic violence prevention initiatives and women’s shelters in Jamaica.
Jamaica National Day (Independence Day) was first celebrated on August 6, 1962 by raising the National Flag which signified the birth of the nation. This auspicious occasion is celebrated every year in Jamaica and the 6th day of August is a national holiday in Jamaica. Jamaicans have played an integral part in the development of American politics, music, acting, sports and culture and cuisine. Proceeds from the Jamaica 55 Boston celebration events will support domestic violence prevention initiatives and women’s shelters in Jamaica.