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The Island Imprint

A look at the impact of the Caribbean community on the art and civics of Broward County.

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County.”

Located at the History of Fort Lauderdale Museum, Island SPACE is sharing The Island Imprint Caribbean-American art and history exhibit through June 29th. The exhibit is divided into two sections, one displaying art and photography from local Caribbean artists, and the other focusing on displaying the historical side of the Caribbean-American population of Broward.

Guests can also visit the free interactive, virtual exhibition Here

Contributing Artists

  • Photo artist and curator David I. Muir (Jamaica) shares a selection of photos from the “Caribbean-American” collection, printed on canvas and featuring Caribbean scenes around Broward county.
  • Two-time photography participant Sonya Sanchez-Arias (Trinidad) shares pieces from her “Fragments” collection, in which images she has captured from the Caribbean region are digitally manipulated, printed on metal, and mounted on natural, reclaimed materials.
  • Mixed media artist Krystle Sabdul (Jamaica) has included a variety of expressive, oversized portraits.

The historical aspect of the exhibition, curated by Calibe Thompson (Jamaica), traces the Caribbean community’s roots in Broward through news clippings, archival photos and information displaying the influence of diverse island people on the vibrant fabric of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

“Our goal with “The Island Imprint” project is to showcase art, history and our region’s untold stories as a unique collective, and to stimulate further discussion on diversity and culture” – Calibe Thompson, executive director of Island SPACE.

Admission to “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under.

Visitors will be required to practice social distancing by wearing a mask in the museum and maintaining a distance of six feet apart to comply with local and state health regulations. All surfaces will be cleaned regularly each day and hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission entrance. Guests will also be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.