Current Location:
Kirkhof Center -> 1st Floor (KC)
Location Notes:
KC; 1st fl., Office of Multicultural Affairs, Near Rm. 1225

“Wave to the Rhythm “by Bernard Stanley Hoyes

Artwork
Identifier:
2008.125.1
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original artwork
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24 in Width: 36 in
Description:
Poster of simplistic painting of several African women dancing in brightly-colored dresses. Conga players in the background. Black border with the artist's name and title at the bottom.
Historical Context:
"I have been a creator of art and symbols of ancestral echoes since a child in Jamaica... The images I convey symbolize a culmination of these ancestral echoes brought to classical form. They are contemporary, eternal in spirit and stand as praise to our existence-- past, present and future." Bernard Stanley Hoyes' career as a professional artist began at the early age of nine in his home town of Kingston, Jamaica. Bernard's mother sold his wood carvings and watercolors to visitors at the Jamaican Tourist Board to help maintain the household and support his creative efforts. Hoyes' first exposure to professional art education was at the institute of Jamaica, Junior Art Centre. At age 15 he moved to New York to live with his father, attend school and continue his endeavors.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
one-sheet posters