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Visual artist to show in Jamaica

Visual artist to show in Jamaica

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Local Visual Artist Cecile Comblen has chalked up yet another notch on her already impressive resumé. The Belgium born artist, along with Jamaican Errol Moo Young are currently exhibiting at the prestigious Mutual Gallery in Jamaica. Dubbed “Double Exposure”, the show opened on April 26 and will run until May 19.{{more}}

Comblen told SEARCHLIGHT that she met the contemporary art gallery’s Director Gilou Bauer in 2005 when she attended an art conference in Jamaica and has maintained the contact, hence she was invited to exhibit. Comblen said that her visit was very interesting as she made a lot of important contacts including the Director of the Edna Manley College and the Director of the Jamaica’s national gallery.

While in Jamaica, Comblen also conducted a workshop on her works at the Edna Manley College. “The Jamaican public is very supportive of the arts,” Comblen said, “However, the Bank of Jamaica wanted to buy three of my pieces but the deal fell through when they found out that I am not Jamaican,” she further stated.

Comblen has exhibited in Belgium, England, Canada, USA, Columbia, Dominican Republic, the OECS and the wider Caribbean. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelors of Education from the University of Calgary. Since 1997 she has been living and working in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.