Cultural Observations from a Fulbright in Jamaica

October 7th, 2008 by Adam

Difference and Interface: Cultural Observations from a Fulbright in Jamaica

Catherine Amidon

Director of the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program

Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m.

D & M 302

Jamaican culture is an important form of communication about complex identity issues. As the island nation approaches half a century of Independence the declining impact of visual art, the economic challenges faced by educational and exhibiting institutions and the waning art market propose a series of challenges to those engaged in the traditional arts.

Dr.Amidon’s talk will address those challenges and some global issues that drive them, and explore potential for an engaged creative economy that looks to the flexible and resilient Jamaican music industry.

In the News

Example Image

PSU awards 2015 Maslakowski Education award to Rose Colby

The 2015 Plymouth State University’s Dennise Maslakowski Education Award was given to Rose Colby of Epping who was chosen because of her commitment to quality, competency-based education. The award was created in 2008 in memory of the late Dennise Maslakowski, PSU’s former Associate Vice President for the College of Graduate Studies. “To receive this honor means a […]

Example Image

Marietta woman chosen as 2015 ACE Fellow

Plymouth State University History Professor Marcia Schmidt Blaine, daughter of Suzanne Schmidt of Marietta and the late Frederick K. Schmidt, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2015-16 academic year. Blaine is one of 47 individuals selected for the prestigious leadership development program that prepares senior leaders to serve American colleges […]

Example Image

PSU plans archaeological dig at Enfield Shaker Village

PLYMOUTH — Enfield Shaker Village has been described as one of New Hampshire’s most magnificent architectural achievements, and beginning on May 26, it will be the site of a history-making archaeology project. For the first time in its history, an archaeological dig at the Village has been planned as part of a Plymouth State University […]