Do something different for a change. This Saturday, come and be inspired by live painting by celebrated Jamaican artist, Mark Anthony Hill. Hill, who lives and works in the United States, has agreed to return to Montego Bay to conduct a live painting workshop and lecture on September 14 at the courtyard of the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, Sam Sharp Square, Montego Bay, beginning at 10 a.m. The painting will be presented to the City of Montego Bay at 6 .p.m., which will be followed by a press conference.
Upon the invitation of Senator Dr. Andre Haughton, Mr. Hill was excited about the invitation and looks forward to sharing his talent, expertise and guidance to students and the citizens of Montego Bay. He sees this as an opportunity for him to give back to his beloved community and show, especially to inner-city youths, how art can be a vehicle to transform lives and open opportunities to explore the world and influence culture.
Mr. Hill has been an artist and has been painting for nearly three decades, and draws his inspiration from the likes of Pablo Picasso, Valente Malangatana Ngwenya from Mozambique, and Wifredo Lam from Cuba. Hill’s powerful body of work has what it takes to make him one of the standout painters of this era.
Mark’s work will be exhibited at the Cultural Centre and commemorates the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. He believes this could inspire Montego Bay’s own Renaissance Rebirth by telling the story of its people. He also looks forward to his work being among the permanent collection in the city of his birth. It is hoped that this lecture demonstration by this celebrated artist will serve to inspire artists of the future.