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News Release - Artist Dunstan Luke’s Paintings featured during Caribbean Heritage Month

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(Wednesday, June 26, 2013) - Artist Dunstan Luke is exhibiting his paintings in celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month through July 22 at the Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church Street. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Rochester Jamaican Organization Inc., (RJO) and the Rochester West Indian Festival Organization Inc. (RWIFO) who are also hosting a series of other cultural events across the city during the month of June.

Dunstan Luke’s paintings feature his vision and experiences in his adventures from Jamaica to Rochester. He captures in intricate detail the verdant scenes of both Jamaica and Rochester. Dunstan Luke is a talented and skilled self-taught artist.

Originally from Jamaica, he traveled to America as a young boy with his family to Rochester where he still resides. He developed his passion for art at a very young age when he observed a boy drawing a young girl and the boy’s ability to transfer her face to paper. He then began drawing on whatever materials were available, from paper bags to drawing in the dirt.

He began offering his talents and skills professionally to the Greater Rochester art community in fall of 2006, debuting at Mood Makers Books Living Room Gallery. Since then he has shown his works in such places as Artist Row at the Public Market, the Corn Hill Arts Festival, the Salon des Refuses, the Link Gallery at City Hall and the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester. Luke also has work on exhibit at the Arnett Café through July 22 and he will be participating in the Syracuse, NY 43rd Annual Art Show.

For more information about the Link Gallery at City Hall or the exhibition contact Ginna Moseson at 585-325-6669. For more information about the Caribbean Heritage Month contact the Rochester Jamaican Organization at www.rochesterjamaican.org, 585-234-2119; or the Rochester West Indian Festival Organization at www.rwifo.com, 585-234-0909.

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News Media: For more information contact Ginna Moseson at 585-325-6669. 
 


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