Sunday, September 25, 2016

Event: “Last Sundays, September 25, 2016” featuring the Quilt Performing Arts Company and guided tours of 'Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art' Exhibition @ 11am-4pm; 'Kingston' Exhibit runs through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Last Sundays, Sept 25, 2016” feat. 'Kingston' Exhibit at NGJ
Event: “Last Sundays, September 25, 2016” featuring the Quilt Performing Arts Company and guided tours of 'Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art' Exhibition; 'Kingston' Exhibit runs through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at NGJ — Jamaica, WI; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies (Entrance is on Orange Street); Tel: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-922-1563; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Event Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programme for September 25, 2016, will feature a performance by the award-winning Quilt Performing Arts Company and guided tours of the recently opened 'Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art' exhibition. 'Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art' examines how Jamaica’s turbulent capital city has generated many of the circumstances and opportunities that have propelled the development of Jamaican art, from the natural resources to the economic activities and institutions and the events, big and small, that have marked the city’s history. The exhibition features works of art that date from the late 17th century to the present day and portrays life in the city in all its diversity, seen through the eyes of artists such as Isaac Mendez Belisario, Sidney McLaren, David Pottinger, Osmond Watson, Carl Abrahams, Andy Jefferson, Edna Manley, Cecil Baugh, Kapo, Michael Lester and Roy Reid. The exhibition also features the iconic Jamaican feature film 'The Harder They Come' (1972, dir. Perry Henzell), which is in many ways also a portrait of Kingston and, particularly, a time capsule of life in the city in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Kingston was curated by National Gallery Assistant Curator Monique Barnett-Davidson and continues until October 30, 2016 ... The Quilt Performing Arts Company was born out of a need for a fresh, new, innovative way of creating performance art. Using Caribbean rhythms, merging poetry, dance and music, the Quilt performers have developed their own unique performance style and an evolving devised theatre technique ...”Read more: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog
For further information: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog, National Gallery of Jamaica.org and National Gallery of Jamaica-Twitter

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