Sunday, September 18, 2016

Exhibition: “Michael Lester: A Montego Bay Artist” - show runs through Sunday, September 18, 2016 at National Gallery West — Jamaica, West Indies

“Michael Lester: A Montego Bay Artist” July 24-Sept 18, 2016
at National Gallery West
Exhibition:  NGJ's “Michael Lester: A Montego Bay Artist” - Opening Reception on Sunday, July 24, 2016 @ 4pm; show runs through Sunday, September 18, 2016 at National Gallery West — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica - West; Location: Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Telephone: 1-876-971-3920, 1-876-940-6402; E-mail: montegobaycc@gmail.com
Event Description: “National Gallery West, the National Gallery of Jamaica’s branch at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, Sam Sharpe Square, is pleased to present the 'Michael Lester: A Montego Bay Artist' exhibition, which will open at National Gallery West at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre on Sunday, July 24. The exhibition comprises work by the Polish-born artist Michael Lester, who lived and worked in Montego Bay from 1953 until his death in 1972. He made the city, its people and its environs his main subject, in lyrical expressionist paintings that celebrated the beauty and unique character of Jamaica. Lester, whose birth name was Leszczynski, was a popular figure in the Montego Bay community and along with his wife Peggy ran the Lester Gallery, one of the first art galleries in the city. His work was supported by local art lovers and tourist visitors alike and is represented in many private, corporate and public collections, including the collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica. The exhibition is the first in an open-ended series of National Gallery West exhibitions that will explore the artistic life in Western Jamaica; show runs through Sunday, September 18, 2016.”Read more: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
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