Hanover Charities to benefit from art exhibition and book signing
The 62-year-old organisation Hanover Charities is set to receive a financial boost for its outreach projects following an art exhibition and sale by artist Jeffrey Samuels and a book signing by photographer Cookie Kinkead at the Round Hill Hotel recently.
Several of Round Hill's guests came to the resort's Pineapple Room to see Samuels' display of hand-painted art and to purchase selected pieces. They also bought signed copies of Kinkead's Living Jamaica Country photography collection.
Proceeds from the combined event have been channelled towards Hanover Charities, and are expected to complement the funds raised from the organisation's recent Sugar Cane Ball, which was held at Round Hill in February.
Josef Forstmayr, Round Hill's managing director, expressed pleasure that Samuels and Kinkead could showcase their talents at the resort.
"We're thrilled to have Jeffrey Samuels here, who's one of our outstanding intuitive artists in Jamaica, and Cookie Kinkead, with her book that's been in the works for many years. We've dedicated the proceeds from this event to Hanover Charities, the largest charity in western Jamaica," said Forstmayr.
Samuels praised the night's showcase as an incredible success, with patrons expressing interest in his pieces, including works like 'Someday' and 'Boys in Water'.
"I couldn't ask for a much better turnout, and it's going extremely well. People are buying, and people are interested in the work, so even if some are not buying, the feedback is very positive," said Samuels.
Kinkead said the event was an opportunity to showcase her years of photography work across Jamaica.
"I photographed hotels and houses for many years, and I wanted to do a book that showcases different styles of how people live in the country in Jamaica. It's been selling very well, and I'm grateful for that," said Kinkead.