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An art exhibition, showcasing the work of a Jamaican mother and her son, is on display in South Florida.
The exhibition, which opened earlier this month at the Broward County South Regional Library in Pembroke Pines, features almost 50 landscapes by Lisa Narcisse, and body forms by her son, Sean Narcisse Spence, all done in oil on canvas.
Mrs. Narcisse, a South Florida corporate executive, said that she decided to again pursue painting last year, after 28 years. “A haunting feeling led me to begin again in 2006,” she stated.
The textured landscapes, which the Kingston native paints, are reminiscent of her homeland and according to Consul General to Miami, Ricardo Allicock “a reflection of her time and true expression of her thoughts”.
In praising the work of the duo, he said that one is able to have a true glimpse of Jamaica through the passion in their work.
This is the first exhibition for Sean but the second for his mother, whose work was featured earlier this year as part of the Jamaica Independence celebrations.Mother and son enjoy the bond that is shared through this experience. For Mrs. Narcisse, the exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to spend time with her son, who is a Child Behavioural Specialist at ARC Broward in Fort Lauderdale.
When she is not painting, Mrs. Narcisse remains committed to the development of Jamaica through her involvement in a number of organizations.
She is a vice president of the Jamaica United States of America Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC) and was the first Caribbean woman to be elected president of the nearly 200-member Fort Lauderdale chapter of the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce (GCACC).
She was also a president of the South Florida chapter of Immaculate Conception Alumnae Association.
The month-long art exhibition will run through December. Library Manager, Valerie Simpson, said that the event is part of efforts to showcase the diverse culture of the South Florida community.

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