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Arts Calendar

Exhibitions
Orginal works by Giovanna Swaby and Steven Schmid will be auctioned today at 12 p.m. at Hillside House Gallery and Studio, 25 Cumberland Street. All funds will aid in their continued studies at the University of Dundee, Scotland.

"40 Years Later", new work by John Beadle, John Cox, Antonius Roberts and Heino Schmid, opened Wednesday, July 17 at Hillside House Studio and Gallery on Cumberland Street. The discussion with the artists continues Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hillside House. For more information, call 322-7678.

"Bahamaland", photography by Roland Rose, is open for viewing at the D'Aguilar Art Foundation on Virginia Street. For more information contact the foundation at 322-2323, 325-1957, 357-9263 or at sds.bahamas@yahoo.com.

"Emblematic", a 40th independence show by Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, opens Thursday, July 25 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.doongalik.com/.

The D'Aguilar Art Foundation presents "The Growth Series", new work by Alistair D. Stevenson, which opens Thursday, August 15 at 6 p.m. at the D'Aguilar Art Foundation on Virginia Street. This event will celebrate Stevenson's final exhibition before pursuing ceramic studies in The People's Republic of China. Work will be available for purchase to aide Stevenson's studies. Please RSVP by August 7. For more information, contact 448-7209 or 357-9263 or emailastvnson@gmail.com.

"40 Years of Bahamian Art" continues at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB). For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

"The Bahamian Collection", photographs by Duke Wells, continues at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB). The opening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bsor call 328-5800/1.

"The Independence Exhibition", featuring work from the Central Bank Art Gallery collection, continues at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery. The exhibition runs through to Wednesday, July 31.

"Material and Sculpture", new work by John Cox and Heino Schmid, continues at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LiquidCourageGallery.

"Master Artists of The Bahamas" continues at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Featured Artists are John Beadle, Jackson Burnside, Stan Burnside, John Cox, Amos Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Brent Malone, Eddie Minnis, Antonius Roberts, Dave Smith and Max Taylor. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

Theater
Auditions for "The Shrew", a Bahamian adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", take place 10 a.m. today at The Hub on Bay Street. Men and women ages 18-75 can download audition pieces fromwww.shakespeareinparadise.org. "The Shrew" is the signature Shakespearean production for Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival, running throughout Nassau October 4-12. For more information, visit ringplay.org/wordpress/ or www.facebook.com/ShakespeareInParadise.

Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival is looking for new plays to be read at the festival's customary Play Reading Series. All submissions are to be sent to scripts@shakespeareinparadise.org, Dr. Nicolette Bethel, festival director, (242) 677-8900. The submission deadline is Saturday, August 31. For additional information on Shakespeare in Paradise, visit ringplay.org/wordpress/ or www.facebook.com/ShakespeareInParadise.

Workshops and Summer Camps

The Toni Gallery is hosting a Summer Art Workshop for kids 10-17 to teach drawing fundamentals and painting techniques. The workshop will run Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 16. Daily sessions are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information, call 428-3760 or email alexiaroach@gmail.com.

Bahamas Music Conservatory will hold its Summer Music Camp from July 1 to July 26 at the Duke Errol Strachan Music Centre on Village Road. The camp is geared toward young musicians ages eight to 18 and offered instruments are piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, tuba, viola, cello and double bass. The cost of the workshop is $600. For more information, visit www.bahamasmusicconservatory.com.

Tours
Islandz, having acquired Downtown Art Tours, offers its Islandz Gallery Hop tours, examining art spaces downtown on Saturdays. Tickets are $20 per person for the two-hour tour. For more information or to book tickets, call 601-7592 or visit Islandz online at www.islandzmarket.com.

Tru Bahamian food tours offers a "Bites of Nassau" food tasting and cultural walking tour to connect people with authentic local food items, stories and traditions behind the foods and the Bahamians that prepare and preserve them, through a hands-on, interactive, educational tour and culinary adventure. Tickets are $69 per person, $49 for children under 12. Tours are everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting at the British Colonial Hilton and ending at Tortuga Rum Cake Company. For more information, visit www.trubahamianfoodtours.com.

Call for works
All artists interested in participating in the third biennial All Ceramics Exhibition, under the theme "My Beautiful Teacup and Bowl", can contact Jessica Colebrooke at telephone (242) 324-3533 or at email:jessicastileworks@gmail.com.

The 30th Annual Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition and Exhibition invites entries for its Open Category under the theme "The Independents", in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence, which is being celebrated this year. The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize and encourage Bahamian visual artists. To qualify, participants must be citizens of The Bahamas, aged 18 or older (as of October 1, 2013) and not registered in secondary school. The Open/Senior Category Competition and Exhibition component will be held from Tuesday, October 1 to Friday, November 1. Artists under 30 years are especially encouraged to embrace this opportunity of the theme of "The Independents" as a challenge in terms of material and/or the role and responsibilities of independent thinking in art in The Bahamas, as well as, thinking of the larger political symbolism of independence of the country.

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Arts Calendar

Exhibitions
"The Independence Exhibition", featuring work from the Central Bank Art Gallery collection, opens Tuesday, July 9 at 6 p.m. at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery. The exhibition runs through to Wednesday, July 31.

"40 Years of Bahamian Art" opens Thursday, July 11 at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) at 6:30 p.m. The opening is free and open to the public. For more information, visitwww.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

"The Bahamian collection", photographs by Duke Wells, opens Thursday, July 11 at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) at 6:30 p.m. The opening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

"Material and Sculpture", new work by John Cox and Heino Schmid, opens Friday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale. For more information, visitwww.facebook.com/LiquidCourageGallery.

"Home Sweet Home", an art exhibition featuring watercolor paintings and architectural models by Nastassia Pratt, continues at Popopstudios. For more information, visit www.popopstudios.comor call 322-7834 or 552-0412.

"Life on my island", original patterns and paintings by Fash|Art 2012 Jackson Burnside III Visual Artist Competition Winner Attila Feszt, continues at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery. For more information, visit http://www.doongalik.com/.

"Master Artists of The Bahamas" continues at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Featured Artists are John Beadle, Jackson Burnside, Stan Burnside, John Cox, Amos Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Brent Malone, Eddie Minnis, Antonius Roberts, Dave Smith and Max Taylor. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

Theater
James Catalyn and Friends (JCF) presents "A Weddin' Tale", written by Catalyn and directed by JCF veterans Chigozie Ijeoma and Dwain Wallace. "A Weddin' Tale" shows tonight at 8 p.m. at The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 general admission and $30 reserved. For more information, visit jamescatalynfriends.com or email jamescatalynfriends@yahoo.com. The Dundas Box office (393-3728 & 394-7179) is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival is looking for new plays to be read at the festival's customary Play Reading Series. All submissions are to be sent to scripts@shakespeareinparadise.org, Dr. Nicolette Bethel, festival director, (242) 677-8900. The submission deadline is Saturday, August 31. For additional information on Shakespeare in Paradise, visitwww.shakespeareinparadise.org.

Workshops and Summer Camps

Bahamas Music Conservatory will hold its Summer Music Camp from July 1 to July 26 at the Duke Errol Strachan Music Centre on Village Road. The camp is geared toward young musicians ages eight to 18 and offered instruments are piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, tuba, viola, cello and double bass. The cost of the workshop is $600. For more information, visitwww.bahamasmusicconservatory.com.

Tours
Islandz, having acquired Downtown Art Tours, offers its Islandz Gallery Hop tours, examining art spaces downtown on Saturdays. Tickets are $20 per person for the two-hour tour. For more information or to book tickets, call 601-7592 or visit Islandz online at www.islandzmarket.com.

Tru Bahamian food tours offers a "Bites of Nassau" food tasting and cultural walking tour to connect people with authentic local food items, stories and traditions behind the foods and the Bahamians that prepare and preserve them, through a hands-on, interactive, educational tour and culinary adventure. Tickets are $69 per person, $49 for children under 12. Tours are everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting at the British Colonial Hilton and ending at Tortuga Rum Cake Company. For more information, visit www.trubahamianfoodtours.com.

Call for works
All artists interested in participating in the third biennial All Ceramics Exhibition, under the theme "My Beautiful Teacup and Bowl", can contact Jessica Colebrooke at telephone (242) 324-3533 or at email: jessicastileworks@gmail.com.

Scotiabank invites all amateur photographers to participate in its Everything Bahamian Calendar Photo Contest. They are looking for candid representations of "Everything Bahamian" - outstanding and captivating, original digital images depicting the diversity, distinction and beauty of The Bahama Islands, its natural resources and the traditions, lifestyle and culture of its people. Images may be taken anywhere in The Bahamas. The official contest rules and entry forms are available at all Scotiabank locations or may be downloaded fromwww.bahamas.scotiabank.com/photocontest. Entry deadline is Friday, July 19.

The 10th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival invites filmmakers from around the worls to submit their narratives, documentaries, worls cinema, short films, animation and family films. This year's festival takes place December 5-13 on New Providence and Eleuthera. The deadline is July 17. For more information, visit http://bintlfilmfest.com.

The 30th Annual Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition and Exhibition invites entries for its Open Category under the theme "The Independents", in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence, which is being celebrated this year. The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize and encourage Bahamian visual artists. To qualify, participants must be citizens of The Bahamas, aged 18 or older (as of October 1, 2013) and not registered in secondary school. The Open/Senior Category Competition and Exhibition component will be held from Tuesday, October 1 to Friday, November 1. Artists under 30 years are especially encouraged to embrace this opportunity of the theme of "The Independents" as a challenge in terms of material and/or the role and responsibilities of independent thinking in art in The Bahamas, as well as, thinking of the larger political symbolism of independence of the country.

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To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice....


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Alexander Laverne Curry, 22

Funeral service for Alexander Laverne Curry, 22, of Fort Fincastle, who died on 19th November, 2011, will be held at Zion Baptist Church, East & Shirley Streets, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Anthony Sampson, assisted by Deacon Yelverton Cox, other Associate Minister, Deacons & Evangelist. Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.

Left to cherish his memories are his brother: Ricardo Culmer; sisters: Keva Culmer, Bernadette Johnson, Shakiera Thompson; adopted parents: Jeffery & Vanessa McCoy; adopted brother: Jevan McCoy; adopted sister: Jeva McCoy; 2 aunts: Leonie Neely & Elizabeth Whylly; 1 grand aunt: Mary Johnson; 1 uncle: Sydney C ...

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Looking at people as a design

Spirituality and art often go hand in hand. The result of which can be amazingly emotional as well as tranquil.
For artist Lemero Wright, looking at people as a design of God inspired his upcoming exhibition at The Ladder Gallery.
"I was trying to find [a theme] where it could be a little bit simple," Wright told Guardian Arts&Culture. "I tried to stick to one theme; I didn't just name it 'Design'. I was looking at it like we are designs. How God made us, He made us a design before we even came into existence. That's why I named the show that."
Gaining inspiration from life in general and just getting up every morning and being alive, Wright is driven every day to pick up a paintbrush and let his imagination run wild. Oftentimes, he admits, his work could be inspired from something as simple as a dream.
"My style is basically urban pop art, where you have figures being distorted in a fun way," he explained. "But now my new approach for this show 'Design', I want to go back to basics with the basic fundamentals of the shapes, but make the images stand out. Like painting a design in a design.
"There is a piece I've done that's called 'Andros', where when I started it, I didn't really want the object to look like a conch shell, but it just turned out to be one. So when people look at it, I want them to not just look at it and say it's basically just the shape of a conch shell, but look inside of it and say what they see."
"I am more a person where my painting with design is more stylized, very tight and very neat. I said let me just hold up the urban design for this year and just fully master the design part."
Wright, who's been painting since the age of 14 and an established artist since 18, has done numerous shows, including a solo exhibition at The Central Bank Art Gallery; group exhibitions with artists like Jackson Petit, Lavar Munroe and Bernard Petit at The Ladder Gallery, Central Bank and Lyford Manor and six or seven showcases at the annual Wine & Art Festival at the Bahamas National Trust.
Wright's history with The Ladder Gallery at New Providence Community Centre began with a group exhibition organized by then gallery curator Gillian Watson.
"When she saw the work we did, she had an idea that we were like the new emerging artists," said Wright. "So that's when some of the young artists right now came into existence. She helped us to get a taste of it and get a feel. That's how we came about."
As for the current show, Wright had been working on those pieces, using his new approach, for some time before showcasing at last year's Wine & Art Festival. Many interested patrons asked him when he would have a solo exhibition, so it seemed natural Wright should do something small to please his audience. After looking at various venues, he settled on The Ladder Gallery, which was available at just the right time.
Wright is currently studying art education at The College of The Bahamas (COB) and has learned from some of the most celebrated Bahamian artists, including Max Taylor, Antonius Roberts, John Cox and Sue Bennett-Williams. He attributed much of his drive to what he learned at COB, as well as the FINCO Art Workshop.
"By them instilling in me to 'just make sure you get out there and do you', 'try get yourself established as a young artist' and through that, I just took their advice and got out there on the art scene," he said.
Wright is very excited about his upcoming show and hopes that viewers expect the extraordinary.
"[I want the audience to] open their minds, let their imaginations flow. Be more creative when viewing the work," he said.
In addition to "Design", Wright's work will be featured in the upcoming Art for Hope Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on Friday, May 31, benefiting the Bahamas AIDS Foundation.

o "Design", new works by Lemero Wright, opens Friday, May 31 at 6 p.m. at The Ladder Gallery, New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/TheLadderGallery or telephone 327-1660.

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Bahamian artist donates work to Cuba hospitals

A Bahamian delegation headed by master artist Antonius Roberts left for Camaguey, Cuba earlier this week to take part in a special presentation.
Some of Roberts' work, which highlights the wonders of The Bahamas, its nature and people, will be donated to the Oncological Hospital and to the Pediatric Hospital of the City of Camaguey.
The pieces were selected from a Bahamian/Cuban art exhibition at the Art Gallery "Larios" in Camaguey, Cuba, which also featured the works of Heino Schmid and John Cox.
The event is part of a cultural interchange that began last October with the celebration of Cuba's Day of Culture in Nassau, and continued with the joint exhibition in February 2013.
"The exchange is intended to strengthen and develop the socio-cultural links between The Bahamas and Cuba, something that will definitely contribute to enrich, not only the cultural arena, but also the people to people ties between our two nations," according to a press release to announce the donation.
Roberts' delegation includes a group of prominent Bahamian citizens, among them Sir Durward Knowles.

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Edward Patrick Johnson, 66

Funeral Service for Edward Patrick Johnson, 66 of Washington Street will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside, Old Trail Cemetery, Abundant Life Road. Officiating: Bro. Kemuel Cox & Other Ministers of the Gospel.

Left to cherish his profound memories are his 2 Children: Gena & Edward Johnson, Jr.; 2 Stepsons: Cecil Carey and Owen Woodside; 3 Stepdaughters: Roella, Anika & Tiffany Woodside; 1 Brother, Wellington Johnson of Chicago, Illinois; 3 Grandchildren: Diorshea Johnson, Lutera Moss and Kayjah Ferguson; 6 Nieces: Maria Johnson, Lynese Beneby, Michelle Sweeting, Gail Bonamy, Portia Henfield and Andrea Sweeting; 4 Nephews: Wellington Johnson, Jr. of Chicago, Paul & ...

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Imagine That
  • Genre : Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Rating : A - All ages admitted

A financial executive (Murphy) who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await...


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Arts Calendar

Exhibitions
"A New Direction: Mother & Child III", new work by Jessica and Erin Colebrook, opens today at 10 a.m. at Hillside House. This exhibition ends Friday, May 31. For more information, visithttp://www.antoniusroberts.com.

"Interkosmos", new work by British artists Rory and Ella McCartney, opened Thursday, May 2 at Liquid Courage Galley in Palmdale. The exhibition closes on Thursday, May 30. For more information, visithttps://www.facebook.com/LiquidCourageGallery.

"JAB: A look at Trinidad's Traditional Carnival", paintings by Maria Govan and photos and video installation by Maria Govan and Abigail Hadeed, opened Tuesday, April 30 at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts. This project and exhibition is supported by The D'Aguilar Foundation. For more information, call 322-7834 or visit www.popopstudios.com.

"The John Beadle Project", new work by John Beadle, continues at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

"Master Artists of The Bahamas" opened Thursday, April 25 at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Featured Artists are John Beadle, Jackson Burnside, Stan Burnside, John Cox, Amos Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Brent Malone, Eddie Minnis, Antonius Roberts, Dave Smith and Max Taylor. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

"life on my island", original patterns and paintings by Fash|Art 2012 Jackson Burnside III Visual Artist Competition Winner Attila Feszt, opens Thursday, June 13 at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery. For more information, visit http://www.doongalik.com/.

"Responsible Faith" continues at The Ladder Gallery, New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road. Artists will paint on 55-gallon metal drums, which will be exhibited and then donated to community parks. The drum covers will be used to create wall art for a permanent collection at The Ladder Gallery. Some will also be sold to benefit ACE Diabetes.

All-star Amateur Artist (AAA) Artwork: "NE6: Kingdom Come" Edition continues at the The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Amateur artists were asked to create works that relate to the distinct sections, Identity, Spirituality & Balance, Justice, Transformation and Survival.

"SINGLESEX", an all-female portrait show depicting only female subjects, continues at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. NAGB Curator John Cox says it is meant to stand in dialogue with the "Master Artists of The Bahamas" exhibition (later this year), which has no female representation. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

The Permanent Exhibition of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, displaying pieces under the theme "The Bahamian Landscape", continues this week at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Gallery hours: Tue. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun. noon - 4 p.m. Admission $5 adults; $3 students/seniors; children under 12 are free. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

Workshops
New online workshops from the Gaulin Project will begin in May. "A Light Through My Window: Writing the Spiritual Memoir" and "When My Body Speaks" will run from May 6 to June 30. Registration for each workshop is $450. For more information, visit http://helenklonaris.com/the-gaulin-project-upcoming-workshops/ or email Helen Klonaris at helenklonaris@gmail.com.

Bahamas Music Conservatory will hold its Summer Music Camp from July 1 to July 26 at the Duke Errol Strachan Music Centre on Village Road. The camp is geared toward young musicians ages eight to 18 and offered instruments are piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, tuba, viola, cello and double bass. The cost of the workshop is $600. For more information, visitwww.bahamasmusicconservatory.com.

Film
Bahamas FilmInvest International will host the 5th Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase in June at Galleria Cinemas. This year's showcase will feature 29 feature films, documentaries, animations and children's films, with a special tribute being paid to the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence.

Tours
Islandz, having acquired Downtown Art Tours, offers its Islandz Gallery Hop tours, examining art spaces downtown on Saturdays. Tickets are $20 per person for the two-hour tour. For more information or to book tickets, call 601-7592 or visit Islandz online at www.islandzmarket.com.

Tru Bahamian food tours offers a "Bites of Nassau" food tasting and cultural walking tour to connect people with authentic local food items, stories and traditions behind the foods and the Bahamians that prepare and preserve them, through a hands-on, interactive, educational tour and culinary adventure. Tickets are $69 per person, $49 for children under 12. Tours are everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting at the British Colonial Hilton and ending at Tortuga Rum Cake Company. For more information, visit www.trubahamianfoodtours.com.

Call for works
Family Guardian's annual Calendar Photo Contest is open to all Bahamian photographers, under the theme "A Celebration of Bahamian Pastimes". The deadline for entries is July 12. For more information, visithttp://www.familyguardian.com.

The 10th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival invites filmmakers from around the worls to submit their narratives, documentaries, worls cinema, short films, animation and family films. This year's festival takes place December 5-13 on New Providence and Eleuthera. The deadline is July 17. For more information, visit http://bintlfilmfest.com.

The 30th Annual Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition and Exhibition invites entries for its Open Category under the theme "The Independents", in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence, which is being celebrated this year. The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize and encourage Bahamian visual artists. To qualify, participants must be citizens of The Bahamas, aged 18 or older (as of October 1, 2013) and not registered in secondary school. The Open/Senior Category Competition and Exhibition component will be held from Tuesday, October 1 to Friday, November 1. Artists under 30 years are especially encouraged to embrace this opportunity of the theme of "The Independents" as a challenge in terms of material and/or the role and responsibilities of independent thinking in art in The Bahamas, as well as, thinking of the larger political symbolism of independence of the country.

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Arts Calendar

Exhibitions
"The John Beadle Project", new work by John Beadle, opened Thursday, April 25 at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

"Master Artists of The Bahamas" opened Thursday, April 25 at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Featured Artists are John Beadle, Jackson Burnside, Stan Burnside, John Cox, Amos Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Brent Malone, Eddie Minnis, Antonius Roberts, Dave Smith and Max Taylor. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

"JAB: A look at Trinidad's Traditional Carnival", paintings by Maria Govan and photos and video installation by Maria Govan and Abigail Hadeed, opens Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts. This project and exhibition is supported by The D'Aguilar Foundation. For more information, call 322-7834 or visit www.popopstudios.com.

"A New Direction: Mother & Child III", new work by Jessica and Erin Colebrook, opens Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at Hillside House. This exhibition ends Friday, May 31. For more information, visit http://www.antoniusroberts.com.

"life on my island", original patterns and paintings by Fash|Art 2012 Jackson Burnside III Visual Artist Competition Winner Attila Feszt, opens Thursday, June 13 at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery. For more information, visithttp://www.doongalik.com/.

"Flower of Dreams", a collection of floral paintings by Lisa Quinn of Bermuda, continues at the Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House. For more information, visit http://www.antoniusroberts.com/, emailhillsidehouse@gmail.com or call 322-7678.

"Responsible Faith" continues at The Ladder Gallery, New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road. Artists will paint on 55-gallon metal drums, which will be exhibited and then donated to community parks. The drum covers will be used to create wall art for a permanent collection at The Ladder Gallery. Some will also be sold to benefit ACE Diabetes.

"Tropical Alchemy", original art works by Tyler Johnston, continues at Popopstudios ICVA in Chippingham. This exhibition focuses on three inter-related bodies of work: maps of inheritance, power objects and transmutational icons. Rich in texture and color, Johnston has painted and assembled simple objects that he has found, allowing them to be transformed into something simultaneously complex and simple. There will also be a special performance by Bahama Woodstarr at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.popopstudios.com.

All-star Amateur Artist (AAA) Artwork: "NE6: Kingdom Come" Edition continues at the The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Amateur artists were asked to create works that relate to the distinct sections, Identity, Spirituality & Balance, Justice, Transformation and Survival.

"SINGLESEX", an all-female portrait show depicting only female subjects, continues at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. NAGB Curator John Cox says it is meant to stand in dialogue with the "Master Artists of The Bahamas" exhibition (later this year), which has no female representation. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

The Permanent Exhibition of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, displaying pieces under the theme "The Bahamian Landscape", continues this week at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Gallery hours: Tue. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun. noon - 4 p.m. Admission $5 adults; $3 students/seniors; children under 12 are free. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

Workshops
New online workshops from the Gaulin Project will begin in May. "A Light Through My Window: Writing the Spiritual Memoir" and "When My Body Speaks" will run from May 6 to June 30. Registration for each workshop is $450. For more information, visit http://helenklonaris.com/the-gaulin-project-upcoming-workshops/ or email Helen Klonaris at helenklonaris@gmail.com.

Film
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will screen "Jackson Burnside III: Native Son", a documentary film by Island Films on Saturday, April 27 at 6 p.m. The film is free and open to the public. Director Karen Arthur will be in attendance for a question and answer period.

Bahamas FilmInvest International will host the 5th Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase in June at Galleria Cinemas. This year's showcase will feature 29 feature films, documentaries, animations and children's films, with a special tribute being paid to the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence.

Tours
Islandz, having acquired Downtown Art Tours, offers its Islandz Gallery Hop tours, examining art spaces downtown on Saturdays. Tickets are $20 per person for the two-hour tour. For more information or to book tickets, call 601-7592 or visit Islandz online at www.islandzmarket.com.

Tru Bahamian food tours offers a "Bites of Nassau" food tasting and cultural walking tour to connect people with authentic local food items, stories and traditions behind the foods and the Bahamians that prepare and preserve them, through a hands-on, interactive, educational tour and culinary adventure. Tickets are $69 per person, $49 for children under 12. Tours are everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting at the British Colonial Hilton and ending at Tortuga Rum Cake Company. For more information, visit www.trubahamianfoodtours.com.

Call for works
WomanSpeak Journal is calling for submissions of art and photography for its upcoming seventh volume. The theme for this volume is "Voices of Dissent, Writing and Art to Transform the Culture". Please send questions or submissions to lynnsweeting@gmail.com with the subject line "WSJ submission". The deadline is Tuesday, April 30.

Family Guardian's annual Calendar Photo Contest is open to all Bahamian photographers, under the theme "A Celebration of Bahamian Pastimes". The deadline for entries is July 12. For more information, visithttp://www.familyguardian.com.

The 10th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival invites filmmakers from around the worls to submit their narratives, documentaries, worls cinema, short films, animation and family films. This year's festival takes place December 5-13 on New Providence and Eleuthera. The deadline is July 17. For more information, visit http://bintlfilmfest.com.

The 30th Annual Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition and Exhibition invites entries for its Open Category under the theme "The Independents", in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence, which is being celebrated this year. The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize and encourage Bahamian visual artists. To qualify, participants must be citizens of The Bahamas, aged 18 or older (as of October 1, 2013) and not registered in secondary school. The Open/Senior Category Competition and Exhibition component will be held from Tuesday, October 1 to Friday, November 1. Artists under 30 years are especially encouraged to embrace this opportunity of the theme of "The Independents" as a challenge in terms of material and/or the role and responsibilities of independent thinking in art in The Bahamas, as well as, thinking of the larger political symbolism of independence of the country.

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