david-i.-muir_web.jpgLAUDERHILL — Jamaican culture will be showcased at the Pieces of Jamaica fine arts exhibit, which opens on Thursday, March 10 and continues throughout the month.

Exhibits will include photographs by  David I. Muir and paintings by Shurnett Haughton-Cole and Niki Lopez.

“This is an excellent way to highlight Jamaica's beauty and culture, my photography, and the works of Shurnett and Niki, while promoting the Lauderhill Art Center Gallery,” Muir said.

“It will be a great opportunity for people to come out and see different aspects of Jamaica and experience the culture that will be on display throughout the exhibition.”

Pieces of Jamaica is being presented under the patronage of Sandra Grant-Griffiths, consul-general of Jamaica to the Southern United States, who is slated to attend the grand opening. Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness and Jamaica Diaspora representative Marlon Hill are also expected to be present.

The exhibition will move beyond the visual and showcase cultural aspects of the island in dance, music, poetry, culinary and other expressions, as it explores the complexity of Jamaica's culture and people.

The showing will feature eight events, each with a different theme.

Saturday, March 12, will focus on Family, Fun and Frolic. Children will be able to learn Jamaican ring games, play “dandy-shandy,” hear Anancy stories and participate in other fun activities.

Thursday, March 17 will be Professionals Night Out, which will include networking and poetry to add a cultural dimension to a business mixer.

The documentary film Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? will be screened by the Jamaica Arts Development Foundation on Saturday, March 19.

The final event will be on Thursday, March 31.

The exhibition will take place at the Lauderhill Art Center Gallery, 1713 NW 38th Ave., Lauderhill. For more information, call David I. Muir at 954.200.5110 or e-mail info@davidiphoto.com