edouard-duval-carrie-web.jpgMiami — At the Little Haiti Cultural Center a selection of artists representing the Caribbean will display pieces that will be a part of the Art Basel satellite program, as well as feature the book signing for the recently published book, Pieces of Jamaica: The Real Rock Edition.

The exhibit will open to the public on the morning of Dec. 7 and continue through Feb. 16 at the center, 212-260 N.E. 59 Ter., Miami. Admission is free. For more information visit facebook.com/LittleHaitiCulturalCenter or call Michelle McKoy at 754-234-3590.

A regular participant of Art Basel, the Little Haiti Cultural Center will provide a weekend of Caribbean art, culture and music that reflects both French and English speaking islands. A warm invitation is extended to the community to attend and participate.

Artist and curator Edouard Duval Carrie will present the fourth installation of Global Caribbean entitled French West Indies & Guyana, Focus on the Contemporary Expression, featuring 14 artists from the French Caribbean.

The Little Haiti Cultural Center will provide a platform for the work of Arno-Eddy Firmin (Guadelupe), Christian Bertin (Martinique), Ernest Breleur (Martinique), Jean Marc Hunt (Guadeloupe), Thierry Jarrin (Martinique), Valérie John (Martinique), Louis Laouchez (Martinique), Mirtho Linguet (French Guiana), Christophe Mert (Martinique), Bruno Pédurand (Guadeloupe), Luz Severino (Dominican Republic/Martinique), Philippe Thomarel (Guadeloupe), Thierry Tian-Sio-Po (French Guiana) and Laurent Valère (Martinique).

The weekend will consist of panel discussions featuring eminent scholar and anthropologist M. Gerry L'Etang, who will address the historical context in which French Antillean artistic expression has evolved. Renée-Paule Yung-Hing, ardent art promoter and member of the regional council of Martinique, will address the modern artistic problematic of the region. Dominique Brebion, contemporary art critic, who has  mounted exhibits hailing from the region for many years, will present an overview of the artists in the exhibition.

The Global Caribbean pro-ject is under the umbrella of the French government's Institut Français Caraibes en Creation program which was established to promote Caribbean contemporary artistic expression.

Pieces of Jamaica will showcase artwork that reflects the traditional and avante garde expressions of Jamaican artists in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its independence. Prolific artist, Karl "Jerry" Craig has garnered acclaim prompting a number of exhibitions both locally and internationally. The publication of his book, Pieces of Jamaica: The Real Rock Edition, affords a larger audience to enjoy his work.