International Cultural Exchange between DVCAI and the EMCVPA

The CaGE Gallery at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) will be host a joint exhibition with Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI), curated by Carol Campbell, Lecturer in the Jewellery Department at the School of Visual Arts.

The exhibition will open on April 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm and will remain open until the 28th and is the highlight of this year’s annual International Cultural Exchange between Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) and the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA). Caribbean scholar and professor at Spelman University Alix Pierre, PhD, will be taking part in the exchange, which includes open information conversations with artists from the Kingston and Miami-Dade area.

DVCAI is a virtual creative place-making incubator whose mission is to promote, nurture and cultivate the diverse talents emerging from the Caribbean and Latin American Diaspora living in Miami-Dade. This cultural exchange conceived by DVCAI founder and president Rosie Gordon-Wallace is an innovative programme supported by the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs that brings together artists, curators, writers and cultural workers, facilitating a rigorous programme of exchange, exhibition, studio visits and workshop intensives.

About the Curators


Rosie Gordon-Wallace

Founder | Curator DVCAI

A community activist, Rosie is dedicated to women’s issues and causes, and of course, the artist she mentors, supports and nurtures. She is married to artists’ advocate and photographer, Roy Wallace. Rosie served on many non-profit boards: The Ardienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Miami Dade College Art and Design Museum, National Performance Network, Visual Arts Network, Bayshore Lutheran Church and Design and Architecture High School.

Carol Campbell

DVCAI Collaborator

Professor, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts

Carol Campbell is an award-winning Jewellery Designer/Goldsmith with over 35 years’ experience in the field. She is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada. A champion of cultural development through the arts, she is active in several organizations that support artists’ development locally and overseas. She currently maintains a private design studio, and lectures at the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, School of Visual Arts. 

Alix Pierre, PhD

Spelman College

Alix Pierre, PhD, teaches at Spelman College in the departments of African Diaspora and the World Languages and Literature. His research interest is in the artistic response of people of African descent to the state of diglossia in a (neo) colonial context. He is on the editorial board of Caribbean Vistas Journal, Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures and Negritud, Journal of Afro Caribbean Studies. His publications have appeared in several journals and he is the author of L’image de la femme resistante chez quartre romancieres noires: vision diasporique de la femme en risistance chez Maryse Conde, Simone Schwarz-Bart, Toni Morrison et Alice Walker (PAF:2014).

For more information, please contact Coleen Douglas/Stacy Lewis at 1-876-920-4633/468 5409, or email

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