Events on May 3, 2012 - Thursday
Thursday 3rd May 2012 9:00 AM
"Bodies of Eve"
New Work by Sue Katz
Friday, April 20, 2012
Central Bank of The Bahamas
The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery is proud to host the exhibition "Bodies of Eve: New Work by Sue Katz" which opens this Friday, April 20 at 6pm and runs until May 4, 2012.
As one of the essential foundation practices for artists, mastering the human figure allows for the artist to honestly engage with the human form. In the case of local collage and mixed media artist Sue Katz, it’s a chance to use this honest interaction to present the human figure through the lens of societal standards in breathtaking pieces.
“I’ve always loved figure drawing and I loved the theme I had set out for myself – women in different forms, love for women, the perception of women and femininity,” she said. “For me, the female figure is a lot more interesting to draw.”
“I don’t make figures how I exactly see them or how other people may see them – my figures are exaggerated,” she added. “It’s always been my specific style and I think it has to do with my illustration background.”
Indeed her collection of work on display at The Central Bank of The Bahamas, “Bodies of Eve”, presents anonymous women with distorted bodies in her specific signature style, causing viewers to confront the space between reality and expectation in conversations about the female figure and femininity at large.
“It’s important to me to take on this subject matter in my work because women struggle with body acceptance issues,” Katz explained. “Ask any woman and she will find problems with herself and I think that’s one of the reasons I don’t make figures as-is. I think that perception is a big problem worldwide, though not too much here – it’s one of the things I really love about being here, that attitude of 'here I am, love me as I am.' But often I see the images of women’s bodies are distorted, and I have a problem with that."
Katz takes this message to the extreme, presenting figures in which thighs, hips and breasts are distorted beyond proportional possibility. The facelessness of these figures conveys the idea of the “every woman”, addressing the very real and shared anxieties of female body shame.............
Click HERE to read full article by Sonia Farmer of The Guardian.
Thursday 3rd May 2012 8:00 PM
Thursdays Open Mic Night (LIVE BAND)
At Coco Mo's Restaurant & Lounge
8pm - 11pm
Singers, Musicians, Poets, Etc. are welcome to perform.
Drink Specials: 4 drinks for $10.00.
First 30 customers will receive ticket coupon to purchase 4 drinks for $10.00
Directions: Wulff Rd to Collins Ave, pass Columbus Primary School, Coco Mo's
on the right. Or From: Shirley St. to Collins Ave pass three traffic lights,
Coco Mo's on the left.
Thursday 3rd May 2012 8:30 PM
Havana Nights - Salsa Party @ Via Caffe
Woodes Rogers Walk and Parliament Street
Thursday 12 April 2012 - 8:30 to 11pm
Free Dance Lesson
Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha and Bachata
Patronize Via Caffe
Buy Delicious Food and Drinks
Via Caffe is located Downtown on Woodes Rogers Walk and Parliament Street
We have been enjoying a Salsa Social every week since March 2010. We started off in The Bullion at the British Colonial Hilton, moved to Hard Rock Cafe in April 2011 and have just completed a succesful twelve weeks in Sharkeez. There have been many memorable nights of fun with locals and visitors from near and far. We continue to see a host of new dancers catch the Salsa bug after which they never miss a week. The free lessons have developed over time to include the basic introductory Salsa steps, Cha cha, now the Merengue Electric Slide (a hit with beginners) and Bachata. See you every Thursday for a night of fun.
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