Jamaica celebrates 51st with Paul Blackwood in Baltimore

The Jamaican Association of Maryland invites you to an Independence Art Exhibition and Open House on Sunday, August 25, 2013.  The event will feature works from renowned Jamaican visual artist Paul Blackwood. The exhibition will be held at The Downtown Cultural Arts Center 401 N. Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland from 3 pm to 9 pm.

This exhibition is a part of the celebrations of Jamaica’s 51st anniversary of independence and the guest of honor will be Hon.  Del Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 10).

Shirley_Nathan-Pulliam_(2007)Nathan-Pulliam is active with Democratic Party organizations at the state and national levels, as well as with Planned Parenthood of Maryland and various professional nursing organizations. She has received many awards for her advocacy on health care.

Delegate Nathan-Pulliam is currently serving in her 4th term in the Maryland House of Delegates. She is a Deputy Majority Whip, a member of the Health and Government Operations Committee, and an active member of both the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and of Women Legislators of Maryland.

About Paul Blackwood

paul blackwood-2Paul is a self-taught artist from Jamaica. As a child he dreamed of creating art.  In 1982, after graduating from school he went to Kingston —Jamaica's capital— in search of employment.  

While in Kingston he was encouraged by Courtney Morgan and other members of the Trafalgar Artist Cooperative to pursue his love of the visual arts. He began painting and in 1985 had his first international exhibition in London, England. Since then, his career has burgeoned with numerous exhibitions both locally and internationally, including in the United States of America, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean.

All of Paul’s works are done in oils and collages.  His continuous search for excellence, while encouraging and assisting potential artists, is his driving force.  He states, "I see myself as a true to life artist whose work must not always be a mystery, but easily identified."

"I am happy that I bought Morgan and Blackwood’s works two decades ago, and I urge my friends to buy now as the prices are unlikely to diminish in the future," Noel Mignott – Marketing Executive.

To learn more about Paul Blackwood, please visit http://www.paulblackwoodart.com/index.php

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By: Karl Haughton

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