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News Article

September 21, 2013
Arts Calendar

Exhibitions
"Feel The Rhythm", new works by Nadine Seymour-Munroe, opens Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at Hillside House. RSVP at 327-0287 or 445-5307 or email creativeml1@yahoo.com.

"Shakespeare in Paradise Celebrates five years of Poster Art: 2009-2013" opens Friday, September 27, 6:30-9 p.m. at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts. For more information, visitwww.popopstudios.com or shakespeareinparadise.org.

"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, visitwww.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.

Theater

The 5th annual Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival opens Friday, October 4. This year's signature Shakespearean production is "The Shrew", an adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of The Shrew". The signature Bahamian production is E. Clement Bethel's folk opera, "The Legend of Sammie Swain". Also featured will be "Speak the Speech 2" as well as the annual Play Reading Series, a dub poetry and drama workshop and a 5th anniversary art exhibition. The festival runs until Saturday, October 12. Tickets can be purchased from the Dundas Box Office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, tel: 393-3728. For additional information on Shakespeare in Paradise, visit shakespeareinparadise.org or www.facebook.com/ShakespeareInParadise.

Workshops

Writing Workshop
Gaulin Project Online Writing Workshops will be offered by Helen Klonaris for Fall 2013. "Writing down the Body: A Creative Writing Workshop" runs September 6 - October 5; "Writing Down a Life: Beginning a Memoir" runs October 11 - November 29. Additionally, "Remembering Ourselves: Healing Our Colonial Legacy", a day-long retreat will run October 12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. To register, email thegaulinproject@gmail.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 food 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 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, 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 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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September 07, 2013
Arts Calendar

Exhibitions
"Feel The Rhythm", new works by Nadine Seymour-Munroe, opens Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m. at Hillside House. RSVP at 327-0287 or 445-5307 or email creativeml1@yahoo.com.

"Emblematic", a 40th independence show by Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, continues at the gallery on Village Road. For more information, visit www.doongalik.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.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.

Casting call

Fash|Art is having a casting call for emerging fashion designers and visual artists Saturday, September 7 at Doongalik Studios from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/fash.art.event or email fashartevent@gmail.com.

Theater

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

Writing Workshop
Gaulin Project Online Writing Workshops will be offered by Helen Klonaris for Fall 2013. 'Writing down the Body: A Creative Writing Workshop' runs September 6 - October 5; 'Writing Down a Life: Beginning a Memoir' runs October 11 - November 29; 'Remembering Ourselves: Healing Our Colonial Legacy - A day-long retreat' will run October 12 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. To register, email thegaulinproject@gmail.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 food 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 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, 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 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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News Article

November 21, 2013
Saunders knocks Salem Union into the winning bracket

What a way to comeback!!
After watching Salem Union celebrate with a big walk-off victory on a three-run homer from JeVaughn Saunders on Saturday, Golden Gates' men came back on Tuesday night as the Baptist Sports Council continued its 2013 Coca-Cola Softball Classic, taking their frustration out on Macedonia.
In the feature game at the Banker's Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, Golden Gates got a towering two-run blast from Sherman Ferguson in a walk-off 12-2 rout, stopping Macedonia in three
innings via the ten-run rule.
With the win, Golden Gates improved to 4-1, but now trail Calvary Deliverance mathematically in the pennant race. Calvary Deliverance stayed unbeaten at 2-0 with a 13-10 victory in an extra inning over
BIBA in the other men's game played.
Golden Gates and Calvary Deliverance will clash in what could determine the men's pennant on Thursday night in the middle game of a triple header at 8 pm. With their losses, Macedonia dropped to third at 3-1 and BIBA remained in fourth at 2-3.
In the other game, Golden Gates clinched the co-ed pennant as they doubled up Macedonia 10-5. While Golden Gates remained undefeated at 3-0, Macedonia dropped to the bottom of the pile at 0-3.
Here's a summary of the games:
Golden Gates 12, Macedonia 2: After playing to a 2-2 tie at the end of the first inning, Golden Gates' bats came alive with a three-run second and a seven-run third, highlighted by the monster jam deep over the center field fence, picking up Garfield Bethel on the game ending two-run blast.
Ferguson finished with a 2-for-3 night with four RBI and two runs scored; Bethel was 1-for-3 with two runs and a RBI; Richard Bain was 2-for-2 with a RBI and two runs scored and Anthon Rolle had one hit, a RBI and two runs scored.
Ken Wood Jr. was the winning pitcher. Maitland Demeritte came in relief of starter D'Kyle Rolle and was tagged with the loss. Rolle had a RBI double, driving in Courtney Smith and he scored the other run for Macedonia.
Calvary Deliverance 13, BIBA 10: It took an extra inning as Calvary Deliverance broke up a 9-9 tie in the sixth inning by scoring four runs, sparked by Brad Wood Jr's RBI single, Jayson Clarke's RBI double, Patrick Lockhart RBI sacrifice fly and Robert Cox RBI single. Clarke finished 2-for-3 with a two-run homer; Lockhart was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs and Angelo Butler was 1-for-3 with a RBI
and two runs scored. Wood Jr. was the winning pitcher. Glenroy Saunders Jr. was tagged with the loss. McNeil Albury was 2-for-3 with three RBI, including a two-run homer; Tony Strachan was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs, and Burlington Moss had a solo homer.
Golden Gates 10, Macedonia 5: Eugene Pratt went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, scoring three times; Sherman Ferguson was also 2-for-3 with three RBI, including a two-run homer, scoring twice;
Jenette Hilton was 2-for-4, scoring twice and Thela Johnson also scored two runs for golden Gates.
Alfred 'Skater' Munnings was the winning pitcher. D'Kyle Rolle got the loss. Shaquell Smith was 2-for-3 with a run scored; Kili Kemp was 2-for-2 with a RBI and a run scored and Sheena Taylor was 1-for-3 with a RBI.
Here's the current team standings:
Teams

W

L

Pct.

GB
Men's division
Calvary Deliverance

2

0

1,000

-
Golden Gates

4

1

.800

1//2
Macedonia

3

1

.750

1/2
BIBA

2

3

.400

11/2
Salem

1

2

.333

11/2
St. Paul's

1

3

.000

2
Temple Fellowship

0

3

.000

21/2
Co-ed division
Golden Gates

3

0

1,000

-
St. John's

1

1

.500

11/2
St. Paul's

1

1

.500

11/2
Macedonia

0

3

.000

3
19-and-under division
Golden Gates

2

0

1,000

-
Macedonia

0

1

.000

1
New Bethlehem

0

1

.000

1
Here's the schedule for the remainder of the week:
Thursday night
7 pm - Salem vs. Macedonia (M).
8 pm - Calvary Deliverance vs. Golden Gates (M).
9 pm - BIBA vs. Men of Vision (M).
Saturday's schedule
10 am - Macedonia vs. New Bethlehem (19).
11 am - Macedonia vs. Men of Vision (M).
Noon Salem vs. Calvary Deliverance (M).
1 pm - St. John's vs. St. Paul's (Co-ed).
2 pm - Calvary Deliverance vs. St. Paul's (M).

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News Article

March 19, 2012
High school nationals come to an end

The last race on Saturday evening, the senior boys 4x400 meters (m) relay, turned out to be the marquee event of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) Scotiabank National High School Track and Field Championships, and closed out another meet in grand style.
The squads from the St. Augustine's College (SAC) Big Red Machine, Moore's Island All-Age School and the C.R. Walker Knights all wanted to get back at the C.V. Bethel Stingrays for running away with the 4x100m event, which ran just a couple hours before the 1,600m race. The Stingrays' quartet clocked 42.44 seconds and nipped Moore's Island at the tape for the sprint relay crown. Moore's Island followed in 42.45 seconds and the Knights finished third in 43.88. The Big Red Machine was fourth. In the 4x400m, the Stingrays would be the one on the outside looking in, at the end of the race.
Moore's Island took the title in a time of 3:20.43, the Knights followed in 3:22.49 and the Big Red Machine came in third, in 3:26.88. The Knights went on to win the senior boys division, scoring 165 points over the three days of competition. The Big Red Machine, who was second in the division, accumulated a score of 139 and the Stingrays finished third with 121 points.
The Big Red Machine won the senior girls division with 255 points. The closest schools to them were North Andros High and C.R. Walker, which scored 80 and 71 points respectively. The Big Red Machine also won the under-15 girls and the under-13 boys divisions. The Queen's College Comets captured the under-17 boys and girls' titles as well as the under-15 boys title. The A.F. Adderley Tigers are the divisional winners of the under-13 girls, closing with 116.5 points. The Comets were second with 85 points and the C.H. Reeves Raptors followed with 73.5 points for third.
Top female athletes Shaunae Miller and Devynne Charlton led the charge for the Big Red Machine in the senior girls division. Miller powered down the home stretch to lead her team to victory in the 4x100m, after receiving the baton in second. The Moore's Island squad was in first up to the final exchange in the race. Miller stopped the clock at 47.68 seconds, Moores Island's time was 49.18 seconds and St. John's College finished third in 51.35 seconds.
Dreshanae Rolle won the junior girls 400 meters in 58.60 seconds and Valentino Bodie is the national high school champion in the junior boys division, as he clocked 52.09 seconds. Bodie's time is a new record. It shattered the old mark of 53.21 seconds.
The winner in the intermediate girls 400m was Iesha Taylor, she ran 58.96 seconds. Finishing second was Talia Thompson and Mesha Newbold finished third. Their times were 59.81 seconds and 1:00.53 respectively.
Jameko Cartwright is the new record holder in the 400m for intermediate boys. He stopped the clock at 50.33 seconds. The top junior female quarter-miler in the world, Miller, closed her high school career with a new record. She posted a time of 52.83 seconds for the win in the senior girls division. The old time was 53.86 seconds, set in 1993. The winning time in the senior boys division was 48.30 seconds posted by Julian Munroe of St. Paul's Methodist. Ashley Riley came in second with a time of 49.79 seconds and Stephen Hepburn was third in 49.91 seconds.
Winning the senior girls 200m was Carmiesha Cox of Aquinas College. She quickly made up the stagger on Jermeka McBride who was second and Rhoneisha Johnson who finished third. Cox's time was 24.19 seconds, McBride finished in 24.98 and Johnson finished in 25.57. Eloy McBride was the winner in the senior boys 200m. He ran 21.73 seconds leaving Anthony Adderley and Cresy Dussard to settle for second and third in times of 21.78 and 22.19 seconds respectively.
The Comets swept the intermediate boys 200m thanks to Theotis Johnson, Ian Kerr and Cliff Reasis. The winning time was 22.31 turned in by Johnson. Kerr's time was 22.32 seconds and Reasis crossed the finish line in 22.51 seconds. Jenae Ambrose blew past the field in the intermediate girls 200m for the win. Her time was 24.77 seconds. Coming in second was Makeya White in 25.17 seconds and Loushanya Neymour crossed in 25.40 seconds.
Young student-athletes will now look forward to the CARIFTA Trials to be held this weekend at the old Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium.

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July 06, 2013
'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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July 06, 2013
Cox and Schmid collaborate for 'Material and Sculpture'

Masonite, twine and two planks of wood have become a sculpture that fans delicately, but strikingly across the entire Liquid Courage Gallery.
It's the first in a series of works currently being made on-site for 'Material and Sculpture', John Cox's and Heino Schmid's upcoming exhibition at Liquid Courage Gallery.
Occupying both the warehouse and the gallery at Liquid Courage, Cox and Schmid are assembling large-scale sculptures, both individual and collaborative works, which will offer a visceral experience for viewers. The exhibition will emphasize the shared concerns in the artists' practices, especially their on-going enquiry into sculpture and material, balance and tension, and the ready made vs. the made.
Both artists have held significant roles in the art community in many other capacities; Cox is currently chief curator at the National Art Gallery Bahamas (NAGB) and Schmid, a lecturer at College of The Bahamas, also curates the Central Bank exhibition program. This has had a defining impact on their lives as artists and their long friendship.
There are several factors that make an exhibition of the work of these two artists particularly compelling but perhaps most significant is that despite years of working together, this is the pair's first collaboration.
The exhibition opens Friday, July 12 5:30 pm at Liquid Courage Gallery, 19 Patton Street, Palmdale.
John Cox (b. 1973) lives and works in Nassau, Bahamas. Recent exhibitions include, 'Master Artists of the Bahamas Waterloo', Iowa? 2011, 'Negative Space' at Popopstudios Gallery 2011, 'Wrestling With the image', Organization of American States, Washington DC? 2010, and 'Gust', a commission at Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Heino Schmid (b. 1976) lives and works in Nassau, Bahamas. Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation at Volta, New York, 'Into the Mix', Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, USA, 2012 and 'Wrestling with the Image', Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, USA, 2011. Heino was awarded the Commonwealth Connections International Residency Award, 2010. He was selected for the Liverpool Biennial 2010, Liverpool, UK.

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August 06, 2010
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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December 08, 2011
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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June 15, 2013
Arts Calendar

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

"Home Sweet Home", an art exhibition featuring watercolor paintings and architectural models by Nastassia Pratt, opens Thursday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. at Popopstudios. For more information, visit www.popopstudios.com or call 322-7834 or 552-0412.

The Bahamas Sailing Association presents "Sea, Wind, Sail", an art exhibition to aid the Bahamas National Sailing School, on Saturday, June 22, 5-8 p.m. at Palm Cay. Featured artists include Thierry Lamare, Malcolm Ray, Toby Lunn, Jonathon Bethel, John Cox and K. Smith. Tickets are $10. For more information, email bsajrsailing@gmail.com.

"Design", new works by Lemero Wright, continues 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, continues at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale.

"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.

"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.

Music
The Meah Foundation's Music Festival takes place Saturday, June 22, 7-11 p.m. at Van Breugel's Restaurant on Charlotte Street. The event 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 and Summer Camps
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
"Brigidy Bram" shows Thursday, June 20 at the National Art Gallery at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs.

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
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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