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PM tours new departures terminal at LPIA

NASSAU, The Bahamas - Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, along with several cabinet ministers and their spouses, toured the new airport facilities.  On Saturday, March 5, the officials were able get an inside look at the new U.S. Departures Terminal at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.  Mr. Ingraham expressed his pleasure upon seeing the new facilities.
"I have to say that I have no complaints about the new phase 1 terminal," said Mr. Ingraham. "In fact, I'm blown away and I'm very optimistic to see what the next two phases will bring."
Mr. Ingraham also gave some background information on the contract negotiations for the new airport and said that initially, the new facility was to be funded by user fees. As a result of the downturn in the economy, however, he said that the government had to put up $50 million to fund the project.  In addition, he added that the there was no customs duty imposed on the project.  "Needless to say, the government is very eager to get the money back."
The officials toured the new 247,000 square foot terminal which is the first completed stage of the projected $409.5 million airport redevelopment project. Included in the upgrades to the airport are a $10 million state-of-the-art baggage system, eco-friendly building design features and artwork on display by local Bahamian artists, including Nicole Sweeting, John Beadle, John Cox and Susan Katz-Lightbourn.  The new facility is expected to create 150 - 200 jobs.

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'40 Years Later'

Many conversations have been sparked in the midst of the country's celebration of 40 years as an independent nation this year, and a new exhibition at Hillside House Gallery is using art to start its own dialogue.
In "40 Years Later", artists John Beadle, John Cox, Antonius Roberts and Heino Schmid each address individual issues from their unique perspectives, using their work to encourage viewers to engage in a larger conversation.
The idea for the exhibition came out of one of the regular coffee sessions at Roberts' Hillside House Gallery, where artists and others gather weekly to network and exchange ideas.
Roberts' contribution to the conversation is two-fold. It addresses how we treat our national symbols and the common social issues faced by Bahamian women, such as equal rights, standards of beauty and objectification.
"I still have a serious concern about the way we react to and deal with our national symbols," Roberts told Guardian Arts&Culture. "They should be respected, celebrated."
Roberts' sculpture are carved out of a lignum vitae tree -- the national tree of The Bahamas -- that was removed and replanted to make way for the Princess Margaret Hospital extension. The tree, which Roberts believes was originally planted to mark the country's independence, died after it was replanted so Roberts intervened and repurposed the tree, creating the powerful sculpture he has become so well known for.
"I couldn't understand how the government, the architects could bring themselves to move this tree," he said.
Out of the tree, Roberts has made a crucifix, which will eventually be re-gifted to the hospital's chapel, and two more pieces - "Lignum" and "Alpha".
"Alpha" is an untouched section of the tree's root system that twists upon itself, beautiful in its simplicity. "Lignum", a limb that holds the carving of a "lost and lonely" male figure.
"It is a way that the tree could serve its original purpose," said Roberts of giving the works back to the hospital.
His contribution also includes four paintings, of women, each speaking to a different social issue.
Beadle's contribution is a continuation of the themes seen in his "The John Beadle Project" at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
Beadle's work is already well known for its keen observation of social issues, and in "The John Beadle Project" he addresses issues of fear and security.
In "40 Years Later" Beadle is exhibiting the sculpture "So High I'll Fly Over It" from "The John Beadle Project" and two new paintings created specifically for the exhibition, based on the same overarching theme.
"I wanted to continue the body of work beyond the exhibition to see how far it would take me," he said.
Beadle's contribution to the conversation is a very personal one. It's a conversation about what is going on in his environment, but it is also about how he fits into that space.
Schmid's work focuses on domestic rituals, using traditional symbols, such as the church, a broom, a mop and boxing tape.
There are three mixed media on paper pieces and a small assemblage.
"The work is reflective of how living in a society that is celebrating this monumental event (independence) and how that translates into an individual environment," Schmid explained.
Schmid said that as the youngest in the group he does not have a memory of that early independence and what that represented. He said the biggest challenge for him was to identify with the history.
"I could comment on the here and now, but it was interesting to try and channel that excitement," he added.
Schmid noted that when designing the invitation for the show, he used an image of the crowd responding to the first time the Bahamian flag was raised that night on Clifford Park. "It's said that I can't identify with that excitement but I am trying, vicariously, to bring the work back to that point, of excitement and curiosity, that anything is possible."
For Cox, his contribution -- a large painting and two-part sculpture -- to the conversation focuses on creative community building.
"I wanted the works to map the development of visual culture over the 40 years (since independence)," Cox explained.
The execution is not illustrative in nature -- Cox's work is not typically illustrative -- but the spirit of the work embodies diminishing boundaries and strengthening the foundation.
Cox uses excavation as a metaphor to explain the 12ft x 7ft painting.
"It's excavating to reveal past developments, digging into surfaces, digging in to lay the foundation for new works," he explained.
Cox's sculpture -- two elevated chairs -- acts as a "contemplative space".
It's a reference to his 2008 "Contemplation and Action" installation that incorporated a bicycle and chair.
"In this sculpture, I am extending the thinking, using the chair as an icon of contemplation but elevating it as a mark of the critical evolution of the visual arts in the country," said Cox.
"We (artists) are so much more self aware and engaged and provocative in the works as a community. The chair mimics a high chair that a child would sit it. The high chair represents humility. We are evolving but still have a long way to go."

o "40 Years Later" exhibition and discussion starts Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Hillside House Studio and Gallery, Cumberland Street. The conversation continues on Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call 322-7678 for more information.

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'The Bahamian Collection'

The Bahamian Project, the three-year photography initiative that seeks to capture the spirit of the people of The Bahamas, is preparing to mark the end of its first year with 'The Bahamian Collection', an exhibition of more than 50 photographs of some of the "bright lights and raw gems" of Bahamian society.
The photography project is the brainchild of veteran and award winning photographer Duke Wells, who came up with the idea following the death of Bahamian cultural icon, Jackson Burnside in 2011.
Wells and his wife Lisa, who manages the project, realized after Burnside's death that there was nothing officially preserving the legacy of great Bahamians who had died. "There was nothing that properly said they were part of the country's history and culture," said Lisa. "It didn't seem right."
The project's ultimate goal is to create a collection of portraits that will serve as the foundation of a permanent National Portrait Gallery -- much like those in Washington D.C. and London -- but at the heart of the Bahamian Project is the desire to capture something that is often difficult to put into words, but may be easier to express in pictures.
The subjects of the exhibition, which opens 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, include Bahamians and members of the community from all walks of life. What they all must have in common to be chosen is to have made a positive contribution to society and serve as a good role model.
The exhibition features well known faces such as Sir Durward Knowles, Peanuts Taylor, Kendal Hanna and Pamela Burnside, and the less well known, like 'One Hand' Stubbs seen most often at the Main Post Office, who despite suffering a tragedy at 19 -- now in his 70s -- has a positive story to tell. Subjects are chosen by a committee made up of representatives of the project's partners, which include the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) and Popopstudios International Centre for the Visual Arts and Diane Phillips. Nominations can also be put forward by filling out a form online at bahamianproject.com.
To mark the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Independence, 40 of the 50-plus photographs were selected to make up the core of 'The Bahamian Collection' exhibition. Those pieces are printed on canvas, 20" x 30" and framed. The remaining photographs -- 16" x 24" also printed on canvas -- will be displayed on a special centerpiece wall, along with behind-the-scenes photographs taken during photo sessions. Duke said the larger photos were chosen by NAGB director Amanda Coulson and chief curator John Cox, based on aesthetics and to ensure a wide cross section of Bahamian society was represented, not based on personality.
What intrigued Coulson about the project is that it will feature not just well known Bahamians but also ordinary people who encapsulate the Bahamian spirit.
"I think it will reflect where we are today, where we came from, where we're going," said Coulson. "Identity is always an issue for Bahamians and this will give people something to think about.
"It's also important for people to know that an individual can have an impact on society, whether they are a politician or a mechanic. It's important to understand the importance of an individual to society."
While the first year of the project has fallen short of original expectations -- financing has been a major challenge in these tough
economic times -- it has been a very productive year.
One of the highlights of the first year of the project was a photography workshop for children, which was oversubscribed. The idea is to ensure there are future generations of Bahamian photographers who will go on to capture future 'great' Bahamians. The initiative also exposes young Bahamians to dying art of fine art portraiture.
"My goal is to create an army of young photographers to photograph their neighbors, their community," said Duke.
The Bahamian Project was not able to make it to the Family Islands in its first year due to a lack of funds, but it hopes to capture Family Island subjects in the second year of the project. The first islanders to be photographed are from Cat Island, Abaco and Grand Bahama.
Another aspect of the second year of the project is to invite other local photographers to contribute to the project, and eventually create collections within The Bahamian Collection.
Duke hopes that exhibitions will also be staged at the end of the second and third years of the project, but in addition to the exhibitions, more free workshops and seminars will be held to raise awareness of portrait photography and to attract more interest in the project.
Good portraiture photography captures the character and essence of the subject, said Duke. "It doesn't just make a person look good; it captures character."
He said: "Some of the great Bahamians who formed the country's identity are still alive and can be captured in this project."
And for those great Bahamians who have already passed away, it is hoped that a good portrait painter will be commissioned to paint those portraits from a selection of snapshots.
At the end of the project there are plans to produce a coffee table book and a documentary of the process. The entire collection of photographs will be given as a gift to The Bahamas to be housed at an appropriate institution.

o For more information on the Bahamian Project visit bahamianproject.com

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Arts Calendar

Exhibitions
The Gallery at Old Fort Bay presents artwork by Andros artist Judith Papillon, including paintings and sculptures from her "COCO" collection. The work will be on display today, Saturday, May 25 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Raffle to benefit the Bahamas Humane Society.
"Meet the Artist: Netica Symonette", a book signing and exhibition with Netica Symonette, takes place Sunday, May 26 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery. For more information, call 394-1886 or visit http://www.doongalik.com/.
"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. This exhibition will be open until June 28.
"Beg, Borrow, Steal", new work by Bahama Woodstarr, opens Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale.
"Catch Ya Sef", original portraits celebrating Bahamian icons by Matthew Wildgoose, opened Thursday, May 23 at the Balmoral Club. Ed Moxey and the Boys will also be performing at the opening.
"Surfaces", new work by Jonathan Bethel, opened Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Room of the British Colonial Hilton hotel. To R.S.V.P., call 324-6213 or email jonotiger1@gmail.com.
"From Versus Function: Contemporary Art Quilts", featuring five artists and quilters, opened Monday, May 20 at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. This exhibition closes on Tuesday, June 25. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.
"Art for Hope", a silent auction and cocktail reception, will be held Friday, May 31, 6:30-10 p.m. at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Featured artists include Bernard Petit, Yvette Rolle, Jessica Colebrook, Clifford Fernander, Allan Pachino Wallace, Alistair Stevenson, Kishan Munroe, Dawnita Fry, Trevor Tucker, Dion Lewis, Fabian Fountain, Toby Lunn, Paul Hennis, Makario Gibson, Neko Meicholas, Lemero Wright, William Munroe, Abby Smith and Cydne. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 325-9326 and email bafevents@gmail.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, visit http://www.doongalik.com/.
"Artisan", featuring work by Jan Elliott, Jenny Guy and Muck Guy, continues at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery. Admission is free.
"Disrobed", currently on display at the D'Aguilar Foundation, showcases work exploring the beauty of the unclothed human form. This exhibition closes on Tuesday, June 11. The gallery is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, telephone 322-2323 or 357-9263 or email sds.bahamas@yahoo.com.
"A New Direction: Mother & Child III", new work by Jessica and Erin Colebrook, continues at Hillside House. This exhibition ends Friday, May 31. For more information, visit http://www.antoniusroberts.com.
"Interkosmos", new work by British artists Rory and Ella McCartney, continues at Liquid Courage Galley in Palmdale. The exhibition closes on Thursday, May 30. For more information, visit https://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, continues 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" 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.
"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.
"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.
Book Launches and Readings
Dr. Jonathan Rodgers launches his second book, "The Bahamian Dream" on Friday, May 31 at 6 p.m. at Doongalik Studios. For more information, contact Doongalik Studios at telephone 394-1886 or email doongalikart@batelnet.bs.
Music
The Meah Foundation's Music Festival takes place Saturday, June 1, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Charlotte Street, Downtown. Food will also be available from Van Breugel's.
Films
Filmmaker Marion Bethel presents her documentary film, co-directed by Maria Govan, "Womanish Ways, Freedom, Human Rights & Democracy: The Women's Suffrage Movement in The Bahamas 1948-1962", on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 at Galleria Cinemas, JFK at 7 p.m. nightly. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students. The showing is sponsored by High Tide Rising and Etsa Psi Omega Chapter of The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
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, visit www.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, visit http://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
"Art for Hope", a silent auction and cocktail reception in aid of the Bahamas AIDS Foundation, will be held Sunday, June 2, 4-7 p.m. at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Featured artists include Bernard Petit, Yvette Rolle, Jessica Colebrook, Clifford Fernander, Allan Pachino Wallace, Alistair Stevenson, Kishan Munroe, Dawnita Fry, Trevor Tucker, Dion Lewis, Fabian Fountain, Toby Lunn, Paul Hennis, Makario Gibson, Neko Meicholas, Lemero Wright, William Munroe, Abby Smith and Cydne. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 325-9326 and email bafevents@gmail.com.

"Design", new works by Lemero Wright, opens Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 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. This exhibition will be open until June 28.

"The Bahamian Project Preview and Silent Auction" takes place Thursday, June 6, 5-8 p.m. at Balduccino Fine Foods. "The Bahamian Project" is a three-year fine art photography project, documenting the character and preserving the legacy of Bahamians from all walks of life. The event, at a donation of $25, will also feature door prizes, fine wine and gourmet hors d'oeuvres. The exhibition officially opens Thursday, July 11. For more information, visit www.bahamianproject.com.

"Beg, Borrow, Steal", new work by Bahama Woodstarr, opened Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale.

"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/.

"Surfaces", new work by Jonathan Bethel, opened Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Room of the British Colonial Hilton hotel. To R.S.V.P., call 324-6213 or email jonotiger1@gmail.com.

"Form Versus Function: Contemporary Art Quilts", featuring five artists and quilters, opened Monday, May 20 at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. This exhibition closes on Tuesday, June 25. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bs or call 328-5800/1.

"Artisan", featuring work by Jan Elliott, Jenny Guy and Muck Guy, continues at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery. Admission is free.

"Disrobed", currently on display at the D'Aguilar Foundation, showcases work exploring the beauty of the unclothed human form. This exhibition closes on Tuesday, June 11. The gallery is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, telephone 322-2323 or 357-9263 or email sds.bahamas@yahoo.com.

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

"JAB: A look at Trinidad's Traditional Carnival", paintings by Maria Govan and photos and video installation by Maria Govan and Abigail Hadeed, continues 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" 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.

"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.

Lectures and Readings
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) presents "Remembering our Master Artists: Jackson Burnside", a panel discussion with Pamela Burnside, Darren Bastian and Saskia D'Aguilar, on Tuesday, June 4, 6-7 p.m. The event 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.

Music
The Meah Foundation's Music Festival has been postponed. The even is expected to feature the bands Quartz, John Christie and the Floating Boats and the Rum Dums. The event is also in support of the Down Syndrome Association of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Humane Society. Tickets available at Van Breugel's, The Meridian School, Windermere, Traditions, New Providence Community Center and Liquid Nutrition. For more information, visit www.themeahfoundation.org.

"A Celebration of Bahamian Composers", a concert by JoAnn Callendar, takes place Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral. Featured composers include Cleophas Adderley, E. Clement Bethel, Eric Cash, Meta Davis-Cumberbatch, Kayla Edwards and Keysha Edwards-Taylor, Timothy Gibson, Franz Hepburn, K. Quincy Parker and Audrey Dean-Wright. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Custom Computers, Logos Bookstore and Commonwealth Fabrics. For more information, email joann@joanncallendar.com or telephone 364-8186 or 463-5242.

"Jazz in Bloom" with Anuschka Wright takes place Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in the Governor's Ballroom of the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. Tickets are $60 to $150 and can be purchased online (www.quictick.com) or at Custom Computers, 100% Bible Bookstore and Fine Threads. For more information, email jazzinbloom@gmail.com or call 468-6986 or 466-4411.

Workshops
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) presents "Bahamian Project Kids Photography Workshop" on Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m. daily. Bahamian Project photographer Duke Wells will teach the basics of photography and camera handling as well as training in the creative eye. The project will The workshop is free, so participants are asked to RSVP (328-5800) by Tuesday, June 18 at 4 p.m. due to limited space.

New online workshops from the Gaulin Project began 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, visit www.bahamasmusicconservatory.com.

Film
Bahamas FilmInvest International will host the 5th Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase from Monday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 25 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, visit http://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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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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Arts Calendar

Exhibitions
"Artisan", featuring work by Jan Elliott, Jenny Guy and Muck Guy, opens Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery. Admission is free.

"Catch Ya Sef", original portraits celebrating Bahamian icons by Matthew Wildgoose, opens Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Balmoral Club. Ed Moxey and the Boys will also be performing at the opening.

"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. This exhibition will be open until June 28.

"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/.

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

"Interkosmos", new work by British artists Rory and Ella McCartney, continues at Liquid Courage Galley in Palmdale. The exhibition closes on Thursday, May 30. For more information, visit https://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, continues 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" 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.

"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.
"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.

Music
"A Tribute to Nat King Cole", featuring Ralph Munnings, Clinton Crawford, Naomi Taylor and Freddy Cole and his quartet, on Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. at Old Fort Bay Private Club House. Tickets are $100 and available at Custom Computers. Call 448-8097 or email viceversa242@gmail.com.

The Meah Foundation's Music Festival takes place Saturday, June 1, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Charlotte Street, Downtown. Food will also be available from Van Breugel's.

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, visit www.bahamasmusicconservatory.com.

Films
Filmaker Marion Bethel presents her documentary film, co-directed by Maria Govan, "Womanish Ways, Freedom, Human Rights & Democracy: The Women's Suffrage Movement in The Bahamas 1948-1962", on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 at Galleria Cinemas, JFK at 7 p.m. nightly. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students. The showing is sponsored by High Tide Rising and Etsa Psi Omega Chapter of The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

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, visit http://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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Bahamas student honored at STEP Caribbean Awards

Lisa Wilcox of Scotiatrust, Bahamas, was named Caribbean Student of the Year at the STEP Caribbean awards held at the Marriott Resort, St. Kitts on 5 May. She had registered the highest overall grade of her peer group for the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management in an award kindly sponsored by CLT International.
Trust and law firms scooped the other competitive awards and Bermuda-based Meritus Trust was lauded as Caribbean Trust Company of the Year, while law firm Mourant Ozannes received the accolade of Caribbean Legal Team of the Year. Bahamas-based Higgs & Johnson was named a finalist in the legal category.
Tim Prudhoe, chair of the judging panel, said: "These awards demonstrate the vitality of the Caribbean as a center of excellence in wealth structuring. I congratulate the winners and they should be doubly proud as the standard of competition was very high."
The award winners were announced at the STEP Caribbean Conference gala dinner on Sunday, May 5, part of the STEP Caribbean Conference being held in St. Kitts, May 6-8, 2013 at the Marriott Resort.

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