The Betsy and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator welcome Jamaican visual artist Nadine Hall for her first visit to Miami. Join us for coffee and conversation about the artist's life and work. Presented in partnership with The Fountainhead Residency and Warehouse 4726.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nadine Natalie Hall is originally from Bull Bay, a small coastal community in East Rural, St Andrew Jamaica. She has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, majoring in Textiles and Fibre Arts at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. Her earliest influences into the world of textiles were spawned from her childhood, where she would watch her mother – a dress maker – transform yards of ordinary fabrics into beautiful garments. Her interest in textile design was further influenced by her experiences in the art department at Excelsior High School in Jamaica, where she was exposed to silkscreen printing and leather craft. She received distinction in CXC art and was awarded Most Outstanding Art Student at her high school graduation.
A passionate fibre artist and avid designer of patterns and prints, she hopes her works will inspire people, locally and internationally, and cause them to ponder on the roles and significance of the intangible, and how their values evolve when presented as tangible within the context of forms, figures, fibres and fabrics. The underlying aesthetic responses in her artworks are imbued and nuanced with issues relating to memory, identity, traditions, continuation and legacies - which she believes are factors which invariably influence the human spirit and experience.
**ABOUT CULTURE BREAKS AT THE BETSY: Over the years, we have explored a variety of convening models as part of our Writer’s Room Program: from Breakfast Salons and Luncheon Roundtables to formal and informal readings - all with lots of success. This year we're exploring something brand new.
We're proud to introduce The Betsy's Culture Break Artist Talks. This will be our lead creative convening model for the 2017-18 season, featuring visiting artists, as well as creatives from the greater Miami community. Coffee will be served and culture will be flowing.