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#MakeArtMondays | Unicycle

This week’s craft is a unicycle. This is another fun craft to keep your little one’s busy!

*Parental Supervision Required*

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Music from Free To Use Music

Track: Nothing by Damtaro https://youtu.be/KFFPq2M_6t0

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#TBT | Remembering Michael Lester

Photo: Althea (left) and Garth (right) pose for a photo by Michael Lester’ painting titled ‘Rastafarian’. They paid NGW a visit to view Michael Lester – A Montego Bay Artist. Both spent their childhood around Lester and his wife Peggy during his time in Belmont.

#TBT | School Tour

It was definitely a pleasure welcoming young minds from the Fairfield International Academy to National Gallery West in 2018. They were given a tour of our ‘I Shall Return Again’ exhibition as well as engaged in National Gallery West’s Art Supply Initiative. We miss seeing our young visitors, however we are hopeful that some day, under the new normal, we will meet again. Continue to stay safe everyone.

#MakeArtMondays | Cartoon Cartwheel Character

Cartwheels are super fun exercise and they are just as fun made as crafts using your favourite cartoon characters, out of easy to use materials.

Parental Supervision Required

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Track: Resiliencia β€” Hiracutch [Audio Library Release]
Music provided by Audio Library Plus
Watch: https://youtu.be/OEhXxvqQDvM
Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/resiliencia
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#MakeArtMondays | Animal Finger Puppets

Today’s craft is one that is a common craft project for parents and small children and premade versions of finger puppets are sold at a variety of stores. Finger puppets also make great companions for reading children’s story books.

#TBT | Marcia Biggs Impressions of Life – Opening Reception

Β Marcia Biggs: Impressions of LifeΒ exhibition, opened to the public at National Gallery West at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre on Sam Sharpe Square on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The exhibition explored the work of the popular Montego Bay-based artist Marcia Biggs, through examples borrowed mainly from private and corporate collections in Western Jamaica. Many that not only adored her work, but who were also close relatives and dear friends of the late artist and teacher, relived gracious memories of Marcia while viewing the exhibition. The reception opened with a performance by Della Manley as well as closing remarks from Grace Ann Biggs-Allen.

To read more, visit the link below:

https://nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/marcia-biggs-impressions-of-life-opens-on-december-18-2016/

#TuesdayTips | Health Awareness

We are living in unprecedented times and we are learning as we go about the effects and impact of this pandemic. Physical activity enhances immune function and reduces inflammation therefore it could reduce the severity of infections. Physical activity is a great stress management tool by reducing symptoms ofΒ anxietyΒ andΒ depression.

Barrington Watson – Athlete’s Nightmare II (1966) detail, A.D. Scott Collection: NGJ