Jamaica’s most accomplished male actor of our time, Paul Campbell, will sit for a fireside-style chat to discuss his work in film and art at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum on Friday December 2nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The classically-trained actor and surrealist painter, whose artwork is currently on display in the museum’s gallery for Art Week Comes to Plantation, will speak with host Juli-Ann Lee about subjects spanning his more than 30-year history on the silver screen and his lesser known career in fine art. Those interested can register to attend the in-person event.
Fans of Campbell’s will enjoy a peek into the mind of the method actor, whose catalog includes starring roles in Jamaican films like Third World Cop, Dancehall Queen and The Lunatic, and prominent roles in American-made flicks like First Sunday, featuring Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan, and cult classic Machete Joe. Attendees will also be treated by Campbell to the six-minute preview of a riveting new TV series called In God We Trust before it is shared with the general market.
The presentation will be staged across the backdrop of his art show titled “Color and Time,” the featured component of a dual exhibit at Island SPACE showcasing his work as well as the work of Cuban collective Pan American Art Projects. Campbell’s vibrant presentation of paintings on canvas capture much of the visceral, emotional turmoil that he adeptly portrays in his cast of complex and sinister characters.
“I put my soul into my art, whether I’m painting or acting,” said Campbell. “And I’ve been a supporter of Island SPACE since its opening so there’s no better place for me to discuss my creative passions than here.”
Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend.
Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora.
Since November 16, 2020, Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, located at the northeast entrance to the Broward Mall, has provided an information-rich journey through the history of the Caribbean region. The museum presents quarterly fine art exhibitions and monthly cultural activities including talks, themed exhibits, children’s events and more.
The privately managed 501(c)(3) organization Island SPACE is supported in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Florida Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Power & Light Company, Grace Foods, Broward Mall, the Broward County Cultural Division, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, Dr. Solanges Vivens and the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund, Jack Belt Memorial Fund, Ginny and Tom Miller Fund, Stearns Weaver Miller Fund for the Arts, Harold D. Franks Fund.
The public is invited to visit the museum Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. General museum entry is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Visit islandspacefl.org to learn more.