BROWARD COUNTY, FL – In honor of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, an exhibit of bold, richly colored and textured paintings and sculpture will have its grand opening this Sunday, June 1 at 2pm at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
“Colors of the Caribbean” is a month-long exhibit jointly sponsored by the Broward County Commission Libraries Division and CAHFI showcasing top quality Caribbean art sharing the theme of "EXPOSITION." The exhibit will incorporate all the colors of the Caribbean, promoting unity through cultural diversity.
The featured artists are Kennis Baptiste, Carlton Murrell, Stanwyck E. Cromwell, Lincoln Perry, David Wilson, Emile Morrison, Anthony Bonair, Winston Huggins, Robert Reid, and curator/author Dulcie Ingleton.
In addition to inspiring artwork, a series of programs are planned throughout the month that will address Caribbean film, music and cuisine. Special, culturally specific youth workshops are also planned.
The Colors of the Caribbean exhibit’s co-sponsor, the Caribbean American Heritage of Florida Inc. (CAHFI), is a statewide not-for-profit corporation striving to develop awareness and recognition of Caribbean-Americans and their contribution to the United States of America. Their web address is www.cahfi.org.
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, provides essential quality-of-life community service as well as outstanding customer service throughout Broward County. The Library consists of 37 branches that provide three million items and more than 2,000 computers for public use, and after-school literacy, youth, and teen programs. Its website, www.broward.org/library, includes free online reference and information databases in addition to access about library services, locations, and events that customers access on average 300,000 times a month. The Broward County Library is the ninth-largest library system in the United States, serving more than nine million walk-in customers annually.