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Organizers have enhanced hopes for what has been the College of The Bahamas' annual student talent showcase for the past 20 years.
"What I would like to see happen for the Color of Harmony is for the whole event to be integrated into this very dynamic development of art in the country," said art lecturer John Cox, of the event scheduled for Thursday, April 8 at the college's Performing Arts Center.
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.
Kachelle Knowles and Giovanna Swaby are this year's recipients of the Popop Junior Residency Prize, Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts announced this week.
"These are two of the youngest and brightest artists in the country," said John Cox, Popopstudios founder.
Offered in conjunction with the D' Aguilar Art Foundation, the Popop Junior Residency Prize allows students the opportunity to explore new artistic paths, to learn and experiment while developing their skills.
The students are given a studio to share and are invited to interact with artists who hold studios at Popop.
Gio and Kachelle are excited about the summer ahead.
Additionally, the junior resident artists will be escorted on learning trips. In past years, junior residents traveled to New York to visit galleries and museums. They also gained experience in sustainable art during an eco-art symposium led by Antonius Roberts at Schooner Bay.
This is the fourth year that Popopstudios is offering the program.
Saturday 12th June 2010 10:00 AM
Meeting the artist, enjoy Coca-Cola refreshments, and see the creative process involved in mural-making. Participating Artists: Kishan Munroe, John Cox, Antonius Roberts, Toby Lunn, John Beadle & Many More Start Time: June 12th at 10:00pm End Time: June 12th at 2:00pm Where: Jacaranda House, Parliament Street For more information, contact 242-326-0992 Email: email@example.com
Artist Antonius Roberts answers this week's Twenty Questions from Guardian Arts&Culture.
1. What's been your most inspirational moment in the last five years?
My most inspirational moment in the last five years was when Orjan Lindroth, the developer of Schooner Bay, invited me to be a founding member of the Schooner Bay Community in South Abaco.
2. What's your least favorite piece of artwork?
I have no least favorite or favorite piece of artwork. For me, each piece of art teaches, inspires, motivates or transforms.
3. What's your favorite period of art history?
The Italian Renaissance! Having had the opportunity to travel to Rome and Florence, where I experienced the magnitude and brilliance of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Bernini, was transformative!
4. What are your top 5 movies of all time?
Sad to say that I am not an avid movie buff! However I do plan to go and see the new James Bond movie!
5. Coffee or tea?
Italian espresso made the old fashion way with a touch of French vanilla creamer.
6. What book are you reading now?
"Giving: How each of us can change the world", by Bill Clinton
7. What project are you working on now?
My installation for the new airport and the Tree of Trees for Baha Mar.
8. What's the last show that surprised you?
NE6! Absolutely outstanding and world class!
9. Saxons, One Family, Valley Boys or Roots?
They are all incredible groups dedicated to preserving the art and culture of Junkanoo.
10. If you had to be stranded on one Family Island which one would it be?
Exuma or maybe Eleuthera or Abaco as my family ties are in each of these.
11. What's the most memorable artwork you've ever seen?
"The Ecstasy of St Theresa" by Bernini.
12. Which artist do you have a secret crush on?
13. If you could have lunch with anyone who would it be?
14. Who do you think is the most important Bahamian in the country's history?
I am not sure this can be determined. There are so many individuals who have contributed to change and development in this country.
15. Who is your favorite living artist?
I am blessed to know and work with so many wonderful artists here in The Bahamas, Tyrone Ferguson, John Beadle, John Cox, Heino Schmid, Kendal Hanna, Max Taylor, Jessica Colebrooke. These are the people who inspire me most.
16. Sunrise or Sunset?
17. What role does the artist have in society?
To provoke, to agitate and ask the tough questions.
18. What's your most embarrassing moment?
Too many to share!
19. What wouldn't you do without?
Art and love.
20. What's your definition of beauty?
Having the ability to celebrate what is right with the world and appreciate what is.
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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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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...
Relatives of murdered charity worker Nellie Mae Brown-Cox claimed they suffered embarrassment, mental anguish, nervous shock and extreme depression over the leaked crime scene photos of their loved one.
The claims are part of a lawsuit filed against Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade and then Attorney General John Delaney in the Supreme Court on October 19, 2011, but not made public before now.
Greenslade told The Nassau Guardian last week he could not comment on the status of his investigation into the leaked photos because of the lawsuit.
Brown-Cox was hacked to death sometime between April 6 and 7, 2011 in her apartment on Bougainvillea Avenue, South Beach.
Photos of the crime scene were published on the Internet on April 9, 2011. The pictures were widely circulated and that intensified outrage over the gruesome murder, which police had previously reported as a stabbing death.
The issue of the leak was brought back into the public's consciousness after Prince Hepburn, a contractor and Brown-Cox's boyfriend, was convicted of her murder last month.
The matter was also raised again in some circles after community activist Rodney Moncur was arrested and charged for posting on Facebook autopsy photos of a man who died in police custody in February.
Moncur's matter is unrelated to the Brown-Cox photo leak probe.
The murdered woman's relatives claim that Greenslade and Delaney were negligent, careless, reckless and showed no regard and consideration for their feelings in "allowing the photographs to go missing".
They are seeking damages for negligence, life-long embarrassment and humiliation, unlawful publication, costs, interest and further relief as the court deems just. Smith, Smith and Co. represents the family.
The family said numerous friends and relatives told them of the leaked photos that were circulating on the Internet. They said despite numerous requests, Greenslade and Delaney failed to divulge the identities of the officers responsible for the leak.
"The photographs that were published were extremely graphic and as a result thereof generated extreme gossip and talk throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the world at large," the statement of claim said.
"These photographs were in the custody of the first defendant (Greenslade) and should have never been released to the public at large.
"The fact that these photographs were released on the worldwide web they can always be viewed by individuals throughout the world and as a result thereof has created irreparable damage to the plaintiffs."
The document continued: "All of the evidentiary photographs and exhibits relative to the investigation were under the custody, care and control of D/Sgt. 88 Jones and D.C. 2179 Stubbs who were under a duty to secure all photographs and to ensure that these documents remained in the custody of the first defendant and would only be used for information in relation to their investigation.
"These photographs were to be used only in the prosecution of the accused murderer."
Brown-Cox's mother, Alice Brown, father Arthur Brown Sr., brothers Arthur Jr. and Kingston Brown., sisters Clementina Brown, Shantell Brown, Marshanal Brown, Antoinette Nesbitt and her two daughters Chelesea and Chivonnia Cox filed the suit.
The last apparent action in the case was a summons filed on March 29, 2012.
Police found Brown-Cox's mutilated body in the kitchen of her apartment.
According to the statement of claim, when police arrived at the scene they found blood throughout the apartment.
Brown-Cox's right hand was severed with only the thumb portion remaining. Police found the remaining portion of her right hand under a clothes basket.
The bed was saturated in blood with a cutlass on the bed with bloodstains, the court document states.
There was also a pool of blood next to the bed.
In June 2011, Greenslade said he had identified the source of the leak and that any officer found responsible would not escape punishment.
He promised then to issue a statement about the progress of the investigation, but never did.
"Bubbles", new work by Antonius Roberts, opened Thursday at The Central Bank Art Gallery. The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This work will be on display until Friday, April 26.
NE6: "Kingdom Come" closes April 7 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. This sixth national exhibition features the work of 49 local artists who have been asked to respond to the challenges of transitions (social, environmental, political etc.) in modern times. This exhibition will be on display until April 7. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 328-5800/1.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas presents All-star Amateur Artist (AAA) Artwork: NE6 Edition. Amateur artists were asked to create works that relate to the distinct sections, Identity, Spirituality & Balance, Justice, Transformation and Survival. This exhibition will open on Sunday, April 7 at 4 p.m.
"Flower of Dreams", a collection of floral paintings by Lisa Quinn of Bermuda, opens Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House. For more information, visithttp://www.antoniusroberts.com/, email email@example.com or call 322-7678.
"Responsible Faith" opens Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. 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, opens Thursday, April 18 at 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.
"Writers of Light: Beyond Our View", a photography exhibition that showcases College of The Bahamas student work, takes place Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m at Chapter One Bookstore.
"2 Points of View", featuring work from Eleanor Whitely and Kendal Hanna, continues at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts in Chippingham. For more information, visit popopstudios.com or call 322-7834.
"Kaleidoscope III", an exhibition by the Bahamas Union of Teachers and the Bahamas Association of Art Educators, is featured at the Treasury Building on East Street. The exhibit will feature works by art instructors from both private and public schools throughout The Bahamas.
"Single Sex", 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 328-5800/1.
"Matters of the Heart" a Salus Project art exhibition continues at the Ladder Gallery, New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road.
"Peace & Love: Writings on the Wall", an exhibition of recent work by Stan Burnside continues at the Stan Burnside Gallery, Tower Heights, Eastern Road. They are available to view by appointment by email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 328-5800/1.
"A Wedding in Nassau", written and directed by Dario 'Erics' Poitier, takes to the stage at The College of The Bahamas Performing Arts Centre, April 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-3078, 544-3094, 502-3085 or 636-6853.
G. Wayne Entertainment in association with Omni Money Transfers & Payments presents "Krosses", which takes to the stage at the Wyndham Nassau Resort's Rainforest Theatre on Sunday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 balcony in advance, $40 at the door; $40 auditorium in advance, $50 at the door and $80 reserved, $100 at the door. Ticket outlets are Negril Cafe, Original Patties, Omni Money Transfers & Payments, Pepper N' Spice, Airbrush Junkies, Centreville Food Market, Hurry Hurry Meat Mart and Juiceman.
Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise presents "Jazz At The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas" on Saturday, April 6 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50 general admission with one drink and $60 prime seating with two drinks. Corporate VIP tables are available. For tickets, contact Rotarians of the Nassau Sunrise Rotary Club or telephone 438-2597.
Tony Award winning singer and actor Brian Stokes Mitchell will be in concert at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $50 with proceeds to aid The Bahamas AIDS Foundation and the music department of Christ Church Cathedral. Tickets for the concert can be obtained from Christ Church Cathedral's parish office, Logos Bookstore and the Bahamas AIDS Foundation. For more information telephone 322-4186.
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
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.