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.