PLANTATION, FLORIDA – As a part of its new marketing technique to integrate and highlight the culture and folks of The Bahamas through revolutionary storytelling, the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Plantation office teamed up with well-known celebrity artist Jamaal Rolle, on the recent Art Fort Lauderdale Show.
The four-day curated art show, which combined indigenous art from around the globe with luxurious waterfront real estate, attracted a whole lot of influential, high net patrons.
The show commenced from the Pier 66, where The Bahamas’ booth was prominently and exclusively displayed, allowing patrons a chance to interact and register to win a vacation to The Bahamas together with an exclusive art piece painted by Jamaal Rolle.
Attendees then journeyed along the famed intra-coastal waterway, via water taxis and personal yachts, before disembarking at 4 vacant, multi-million dollar waterfront mansions, which had been converted into floating art galleries, all ready for purchasing.
Award-winning and caricature artist Rolle, who is understood for his impressive art portfolio and accurate depictions of a number of the world’s most recognizable and influential leaders in history, sports, politics and entertainment, used the chance on the art show to showcase his newest art form, transformative art landscapes of The Bahamas.
Using acrylic on canvas, Rolle fully transformed his blank art space into fascinating, daring and beautifully painted scenes of The Bahamas’ coastal landscapes and iconic waters.
“The chance to have interaction, entertain and immerse these patrons in the sweetness and variety of The Bahamas, through interactive and transformative art is actually a pleasure and honour that I treasure deeply,” he said.
“The Bahamas shouldn’t be only phenomenally beautiful. We’re a various nation, wealthy in culture and talent, with people who find themselves regarded among the many world’s best. We usually are not only happy with the various awards and accomplishments our destination has received internationally, but we’re indebted to those talented and friendly people, like Jamaal, who profoundly but uniquely display, why it is solely Higher in The Bahamas,” said Betty Bethel, Director of Sales on the MOTA, Bahamas, Plantation office.
“The proven fact that Florida is a mere 50 miles away from The Bahamas together with the infinite opportunities this art show brings for us, is just an added bonus,” she said.
Jamaal Rolle has produced paintings for the Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Entertainment Mogul Oprah Winfrey, the primary black Academy Award Winner and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient – Sir Sidney Poitier, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas – Perry G. Christie, former American President, Barack Obama and scores of sports and entertainment celebrities including Golden Globe Winner Johnny Depp, NBA Legends/Sports Moguls Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, NBA Champions Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Business Mogul – Sean P. Diddy Combs, Grammy Award Winner Taylor Swift, Grammy Award Winner Carrie Underwood, NFL Champion and TV Host-Michael Strahan and Civil Rights Activist – Rev. Al Sharpton, simply to name just a few.
Media outlets from around the globe have featured Rolle’s work including Time Magazine, the Washington Post, BBC News, CBS News, People’s Magazine, the Huffington Post amongst others, which has resulted in him being credited with the title, Celebrity Artist.