Students from 20 primary and secondary schools who participate in the MultiCare Foundation’s Visual Arts programme will exhibit their work at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston from March 10-16, 2017.
The exhibition will showcase the creativity, workmanship and quality artwork being created by students aged 8 to 16 years from 20 of the MultiCare Foundation’s 32 beneficiary schools. The exhibit will feature original two- and three-dimensional works by students in a variety of media, created as part of their school curriculums with the tutoring and guidance of the Foundation’s Visual Arts Programme. The selected works will include drawings, paintings, ceramics, screen and block printing, tie and dye, papier mache and macrame.
The Foundation’s Visual Arts Programme, funded in part by The CHASE Fund, provides professional training and guided practice in the visual arts for teachers and students of schools under the MultiCare umbrella. The programme allows children to explore a variety of art forms with emphasis on the value of art for both creative expressions and as a career option.
Visual Arts Coordinator at the MultiCare Foundation, Stanford Watson, comments: “The visual arts play a vital role in a student’s educational success as well as building important life skills. The Foundation aims to connect our students, most of whom are classified as “at-risk” based on their socio/economic environment, with the opportunity to participate in the arts. We believe that exposure to the arts is a vital part of a well-rounded education. The exhibition will highlight the success of MultiCare’s promotion of youth development through the arts and demonstrate the potential to further students’ abilities to make a future in a creative career”.
The schools’ art exhibition will open with a brief ceremony hosted by Chairman of the MultiCare Foundation, Mr Joseph M. Matalon on March 10, 2017. The Exhibition will remain open for public viewing until Thursday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, in the gallery at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Downtown, Kingston.
The MultiCare Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1993 with a commitment to enhancing the lives of at-risk youth aged 6-18 years. Focusing on the total development of the child, the Foundation uses the Visual Arts, the Performing Arts and Sports as a catalyst for change. The programmes are delivered in a total of 32 schools in East, West and Central Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and within communities served.