Members of the Sunflower Day Committee have finalized plans for Sunflower Day 2012 in honor of Jackson Burnside III in the form of a spectacular two hour variety concert at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., which will also include a special video presentation by Sir Sidney Poitier.
The Sunflower Organization, under the patronage of Sir Orville A. Turnquest and Sir Durward Knowles, has been promoting the celebration of life since May of 2000. Sunflower Day is an uplifting way to remember those we love who have passed on as well as to be aware of the presence of those we love who are still alive.
This year they have chosen to focus on celebrating the life, works, character and friendship of Jackson Burnside III - architect, artist and culturally passionate Bahamian.
Sunflower Day 2012 will be an evening of entertainment at the Dundas Theatre combining an exhibition and two-hour concert of music, song, art, dance, photography, film and literature as well as a special tribute from Sir Sidney Poitier and an exciting Junkanoo rush out in Burnside's honor. There will also be a Grief Recovery Institute information table at the concert should you wish to pursue a proven program of recovery from grief.
Sunflower Memory Boards will be on display for the month of May at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery on Village Road, the SignMan on Shirley Street and at the Dundas Theatre on the night of the concert. You can post your own memories by email at email@example.com, see posted memories on the Sunflower website at www.sunflowerbahamas.com, or you can bring your letter sized memories to personally post on the memory boards at any time during May.
Tickets for the concert will be available at the Dundas box office, Doongalik Studios Art Gallery and the SignMan for $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
The Sunflower Organization is a not-for-profit organization promoting the celebration of life. Donations in addition to the ticket price will be put to excellent use. Proceeds will be responsibly used by The Sunflower Organization and the Jackson Logan Burnside III Design Library and Research Centre to promote the love of life.
Please visit the website at www.sunflowerbahamas.com for more information.
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