The Jamaica Awareness Association of California
Legendary Visual Artist
Mr. Bernard Stanley Hoyes
Silent Auction Art Display in Foyer @ 6 p.m.
JAAC’s 27th Annual Fundraising Banquet
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Marriott Hotel: 5855 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
Celebrating JAAC’s 27th Anniversary – Serving our Community, Here & Abroad
Mr. Bernard Hoyes is a highly respected artist who began honing his skills as early as age 9 in his home town of Kingston, Jamaica. He is known for his commitment to the public good and has partnered with the City of Los Angeles, the First A.M.E. Church and others on successful community projects. After the LA Riots in 1992, he joined forces with the JAAC to develop a student art competition to bring the African American and Latino youth together to recognize each other’s contributions to the peaceful unity of Los Angeles. The theme of “Out of Many, One People” was adopted to embody the spirit of reconciliation. Selections of Hoyes’ work have been featured in several television shows, including “A Different World” and the Showtime hit series, “Dexter.” President Barack Obama has even been photographed in front of his work. An internationally celebrated craftsman, Hoyes’ work is known for its African American and Jamaican influences, brilliance in color and depth of spirituality. Hoyes’ work is included amongst the artists featured in the coffee table pictorial, “L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980” by Lyn Kienholz and also “Immaculate Immigrant: The Virgin of Guadalupe in Los Angeles: Reflections and Meditations” by Meg Garduño. His masterful work is also included in the 2011 African American Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Plan on visiting and supporting the silent auctions at the JAAC banquet that will include artwork provided by Mr. Hoyes. Considering the fact that Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Cole, Steve Harvey, Keenan Ivory Wayans and the National Urban League are among his collectors, this is an opportunity that should not be missed!