Local galleries flew flags at half mast this year to mourn the passing of three Jamaican painters - Albert Huie, Seya Parboosingh and Dawn Scott - all of whom contributed to the golden age of the country's art.
If you still haven't found the right Christmas gifts for those hard-to-shop-for persons on your list, here's an idea for you - get them some genuine works of art! The National Gallery in Kingston might very well be the place to get all you need.
Usually, big-name authors plug their books on a nationwide book tour. United States President Barack Obama took a lower-key approach last Friday, reading selections from his new children's book to a group of delighted second-graders in suburban Virginia.
The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to announce that it has received a painting by internationally renowned Spanish artist, José Manuel Ciria, which was donated to its permanent collection by the artist. The handover of this work took place at the residence of the Spanish ambassador, H.E. Celsa Nuño on Tuesday, December 14...
It's nearly here! Yes, Christmas is so close, you can almost smell the sorrel and ham. Of course, children look forward to this time of year more than anyone and, all around Kingston and St Andrew, store owners and street vendors have stocked up on the staples of every child's festive wish list - toys!
Associated Press:For Maya Angelou, the holidays bring family and friends to the table to eat, to laugh and to one-up each other."This is a time when people get to 'show out,' as my grandmother used to say," says Angelou, poet, memoirist and civil-rights...
LONDON (AP): It's quite a nest egg. John James Audubon's Birds of America, a rare blend of art, natural history and craftsmanship, fetched more than US$10 million at auction last Tuesday, making it the world's most expensive published book.
The National Gallery of Jamaica will participate in Christmas in the City on Wednesday, December 15.To mark the occasion, the gallery will extend its opening hours to 10 p.m., which will give members of the public additional time to view permanent...
'Animal passport to thwart thieves,' read a headline two Fridays ago. A second paragraph quote says, among other things, "It will obviously show in Jenny's cow passport that Jenny cow was sired through this bull and who owns the cow".
ANNISTON, Alabama (AP):Librarians in Anniston, Alabama said they knew someone was stealing thousands of dollars worth of books, and now they believe they know who did it - a jobless woman who likes to read.
We're at Cipriani Downtown, West Broadway and Broome Street, sitting outdoors since the October weather is still mild, though it's 10 p.m. We watch the arrival of skinny women in slacks, furry, trimmed tops, and high, high heels. Then two men arrive, press a button and, slowly, an iron stairway descends.