The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased announce the opening of Art’ iT, an exhibition of select works of art produced by the National Gallery’s children’s visual art programme, Saturday Art-Time. The opening ceremony will be on June 18, 2011 at 11:00 am and located in the Information Centre of the Urban Development Corporation Office Centre Building (also known as the UDC building) at 12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Nadine A.T. Scott, principal of Excelsior Community College and visual arts educator.
The programme, which originally started in the year 2009, seeks to provide children with a set of organized activities, which encourage them to think critically and speak sensibly about works of art, particularly, works of art which form part the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Collection and exhibitions. The exhibition will showcase a selection of works produced by children, ages 8 – 15 years old in these activities. The children hail from various parts of the surrounding Downtown community as well as from other parts of the corporate area. The artworks will be on display in the UDC’s Information Centre until June 25, 2011. This exhibition is brought about through the kind assistance of the Urban Development Corporation, as well as the CHASE Fund which currently sponsors the Saturday Art-Time programme.
Workshops for the Saturday Art-Time programme are held every Saturday morning from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at the National Gallery of Jamaica. The workshops are free of cost. Registration for the programme will re-open in September, 2011. For more information, contact the National Gallery’s Education Department at 922-1561 or -3 (Lime landline) or 618.0654 or -5 (Digicel fixed line) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.