Senate Hails Late Artist, Gene Pearson

Senators on both sides of the aisle paid tribute today to acclaimed Jamaican artist and ceramist, Gene Pearson.

Mr. Pearson died yesterday. It’s suspected that he suffered a major stroke.

Senate President, Tom Tavares Finson opened proceedings in the Senate this morning by paying tribute to Mr. Pearson.

Mr. Tavares Finson described Mr. Pearson as a good friend of his and an outstanding artist.

Government Senator, Dr. Saphire Longmore gave details about Mr. Pearson’s work.

The leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Donna Scott Mottley described Mr. Pearson as a great Jamaican with a gift for creating fine art.

Last evening, Culture Minister Olivia Grange said she is saddened by Mr. Pearson’s passing.

Minister Grange noted that people around the globe could always identify a Gene Pearson piece by its clarity, simplicity and commitment to the cultural expression of African identity.

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