The Island Imprint – Virtual Exhibition
The Island Imprint – a virtual museum by Island SPACE
“The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is an exhibition that celebrates the work of some of Broward’s prominent Caribbean-American artists, and honors the history of Broward’s Caribbean constituency. “Walk” through the virtual exhibition space with your phone or computer wherever you are in the world. If you’re near Fort Lauderdale and would like to see the physical collection, visit History Fort Lauderdale at 219 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 between June 15 and June 29, 2020.
The Island Imprint – History Fort Lauderdale Installation
In celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month (June), our virtual exhibition partners include:
- The Miramar Cultural Center
- Pompano Beach Cultural Center
- West Regional Library, Plantation
About the Island Imprint
This second staging in the multiyear initiative includes the works of three artist-contributors. Photo artist and curator David I. Muir (Jamaica) shares a selection of photos from “The Caribbean-Americans” 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 in mixed media
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.
Funding for this project has been provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, and the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, Blockbuster Entertainment Unrestricted Fund, Robert E. Dooley Unrestricted Fund for Broward, Harold D. Franks Fund, and Jan Moran Unrestricted Fund.
Learn more about Broward Arts related activities at artscalendar.com.