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#TBT | Maroon Trail Tour

In honor of Children’s month, today’s #TBT features highlights from our Children’s Summer Workshop field trip to Flagstaff, St. James. As part of National Gallery West and National Museum West’s past summer workshop programs, we have always incorporated field trips to broaden the scope of learning for our groups by having them experience other historical landmarks and spaces. In the summer of 2019, we took a trip to Flagstaff in the cockpit country for a guided tour highlighting the the Maroon and British occupation, which also featured indigenous foods, as well as highlighting the importance of the cockpit country regarding biodiversity and preservation. We were given the tour down the Maroon trail by Chief Michael Grizzle.

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#TBT | Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke’s visit to NGW

Today’s #TBT features highlights from Congresswoman Yvette Clarke’s tour of ‘Explorations 3 – Seven Women Artists’ Exhibition at National Gallery West.

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who has Jamaican roots, visit was at the invitation of the then President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gloria Henry. She was invited to be the key-note speaker at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (MBCCI) Annual Banquet at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay in November 2015.

Clarke, who serves New York’s Ninth District (Brooklyn) and sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee, had discussions on energy, manufacturing, tourism and cyber crimes with various local stakeholders, took some time to visit National Gallery West at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre to take in a bit of the Jamaican culture during her stay.

To read more about ‘Exploration 3 – Seven Women Artists’,

visit: https://nationalgallerywest.wordpress.com/category/seven-women-artists/

ANNOUNCEMENT: Virtual Summer Workshop – PROJECT 3 WINNER!

Congratulations to our ‘Pimp Yuh Box Truck’ WINNER Amado Hall!

A huge Thank You to all the other participants who submitted their Box Trucks. They were all amazing which made judging extremely difficult.

MBCC VIRTUAL SUMMER WORKSHOP – Project 3 – ‘Pimp Yuh Box Truck’

CRITERIA:

1. Must be decorated with recycled material

2. Decoration MUST be inspired by the NATIONAL FLAG.

3. Shows high level of individuality and creativity (make it your own)

4. Submitted Work by 9 pm on Friday, August 28, 2020 via email: virtualsummerworkshopja@gmail.com.

*Parental Supervision Required*

*ONLY REGISTRANTS CAN SUBMIT COMPLETED ART WORKS*

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ANNOUNCEMENT: PROJECT 2 WINNER!


Congratulations to our ‘Bring Yuh Pot An Come (Yabba)’ WINNER Gianna Spence!
A huge Thank You to all the other participants who submitted their Yabba’s.


We look forward to the final submissions for Project 3, ‘Pimp Yuh Box Truck’!

MBCC Virtual Summer Workshop – Project 2 – ‘Bring Yuh Pot An Come’ (Yabba)

CRITERIA:

1. Bowl must be decorated.

2. No larger than 11 inches wide or tall.

3. Decoration on bowl must be inspired by the National Symbols of the Dr. Bird or Lignum Vitae Flower

4. Shows high level of individuality and creativity (make it your own)

5. Submitted Work by 5pm on Friday, August 21, 2020 via email: virtualsummerworkshopja@gmail.com.

*Parental Supervision Required*

*ONLY REGISTRANTS CAN SUBMIT COMPLETED ART WORKS*

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MBCC Virtual Summer Workshop – Project 1 – ‘African Mask Off’

CRITERIA: – Your ‘African Mask Off’ MUST have the following:

1. Eye Holes.

2. Used AT LEAST 3 different materials.

3. Mask must cover at least half of your face.

4. Shows high level of individuality and creativity (make it your own)

5. Submitted Work by 5pm on Friday, August 14, 2020 via email: virtualsummerworkshopja@gmail.com

*Parental Supervision Required*

*ONLY REGISTRANTS CAN SUBMIT COMPLETED ART WORKS*

Have Fun!

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What does Independence mean to me in 2020?

National Gallery West (NGW) takes great pride in celebrating Jamaica’s Independence and as part of our recognition of this National Holiday, we focus on a few Jamaican artists from our Western Jamaican community and how Jamaica’s Independence has influenced them in 2020.

Thanks to Artists: Camille Chedda, Esther Chin, Greg Bailey & Donnette Zacca.