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News Article

September 14, 2013
20 QUESTIONS

This week, Tessa Whitehead, artist and owner of Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale, answers 20 Questions from Guardian Arts&Culture.

1. What's been your most inspirational moment in the last five years?
One of them was standing in front of Fra Angelico's "Annunciation" in the Prado, Madrid. Another one was reading "Secret Knowledge" by David Hockney.

2. What's your least favorite piece of artwork?
I have an unreasonable hatred for paintings by Titian.

3. What's your favorite period of art history?
Dutch Genre Scenes, technically Baroque.

4. What are your top 5 movies of all time?
I don't like movies, but I do like art-films/videos, and I think my top 5 would be, Fischli and Wiess' "The Way things go", Christian Marclay's "Clocks", Bill Viola's "Walking on the Edge", Francesca Anfossi's "Petrified Paper" and Bruce Mclean's "Soup".

5. Coffee or tea?
Fennel tea? Ridiculous answer.

6. What book are you reading now?
"And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini for fun and for reference when I am teaching, "The End of Painting" by Douglas Crimp.

7. What project are you working on now?
Making paintings and cement sculptures in a shared studio with an excellent artist, Paulina Michnowska.

8. What's the last show that surprised you?
Roy Lichtenstein at Tate Modern was a stellar exhibition. I was completely taken with the color palette. I had wrongly assumed that print would do his work justice.

9. Saxons, One Family, Valley Boys or Roots?
One Family.

10. If you had to be stranded on a Family Island which one would it be?
Eleuthera.

11. What's the most memorable artwork you've ever seen?
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's "Murder of the Crows". It's actually a sound installation, and I think sound takes precedent in my own memories.

12. Which artist do you have a secret crush on?
Phoebe Unwin. Her paintings aren't radical; they aren't overly sexy or vying for attention, they are just brilliant paintings.

13. If you could have lunch with anyone who would it be?
My tutors from the Slade School: Estelle Thompson, Jo Volley, Bruce Mclean, Klaas Hoek and Gary Woodley. All damn good artists, and it would be great to have another really tough crit.

14. Who do you think is the most important Bahamian in the country's history?
This is a funny question because I feel I can only consider the last 40 years. With that in mind, I think John Cox has contributed (and will still contribute) hugely to our art history.

15. Who is your favorite living artist?
At the moment, Paulina Michnowska.

16. Sunrise or Sunset?
Sunrise.

17. What role does the artist have in society?
To translate ideas, conditions, aspirations into a different kind of language; to entertain or offer a sense of familiarity that you can't find otherwise.

18. What's your most embarrassing moment?
Anytime I have had to speak publicly, most recently on a radio show. There are (and were) no words.

19. What wouldn't you do without?
Time in my studio. I take it personally if you keep me out of the studio.

20. What's your definition of beauty?
In a person, I think it is grace. In my surroundings, I am in awe of weather, especially huge thunderstorms.

o www.tessa-whitehead.com.

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August 31, 2013
Arts Calendar

Exhibitions
"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, 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

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/ orwww.facebook.com/ShakespeareInParadise.

Workshops

Introduction to Acting

The Introduction to Acting class will be offered at The College of The Bahamas in the Fall 2013 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-9pm. Learn method and movement, characterization, and stage and screen techniques.

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 10am - 5pm. To register, emailthegaulinproject@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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October 24, 2014
A celebration of diversity

Making its grand return, the 19th annual International Cultural Festival was held last weekend at the Nassau Botanical Gardens. The festival, known for its multitude of booths representing a myriad of countries, was this year no less a success than its predecessors. The two-day event featured performances, competitions, food, drink, craft items and, of course, lots of cultural pride.
The current International Cultural Festival Board of Directors, led by Chairperson Janet Johnson, took over management of the festival in 2009 and has been working to expand and improve the annual affair over the past five years. The team of directors includes Sheila Bethel, Eric Carey, Peter Goudie, Gershan Major and Brendon Watson.
It seems the board's efforts are working. Initial attendance counts revealed the festival's visitor count over the weekend to be in the region of 32,000 to 34,000. Hoping to get more international visitors involved, the board partnered with Bahamas Experience Tours, which offered a shuttle service for tourists to and from hotels on Paradise Island and Cable Beach as well as Festival Place in Downtown Nassau.
There's no mystery why people flock in droves; the festival is known as an event for everyone - families, couples, senior citizens and children reveled in the gardens and patronized this year's booths, of which there were more than 100 representing approximately 24 countries.
Doing more than incensing the garden's air with the smells of cooking food, the booths delighted the visual senses, as well. Dressing up the booths is one of the festival's traditions; not only does it give booth holders the opportunity to celebrate unique cultures through festive decorations, but it also gives them a shot at one of the festival prizes.
Divided by geographical region, the festival booths vie for first or second place in their respective divisions. There is also a best in show prize given to the booth deemed the most festive overall. Judging this year was done by a team led by artist John Cox, who chose the Republic of The Philippines' booth as the best in show. The win was the second consecutive for the booth that wowed judges with dances, food showcasing, craft demonstrations and a brief overview of the country's history.
Zeleka Knowles was part of the team representing Ethiopia as the sole African nation at the 2014 festival.
"Two years ago, South Africa was there, which was very exciting to at least have them present," she said. "But this year we heard that South Africa wasn't going to have a booth, so we thought that it'd be important to represent Africa."
The Ethiopian booth was one of the few offering vegetarian and vegan options at the festival. Served with Ethiopian flatbread, known as injera, the booth offered misir wot, a spicy red lentil stew; kik alicha, a yellow split pea curry, and garlic and ginger-infused collard greens. There were also beef skewers brushed with cardamom and rosemary butter, Ethiopian honey wine - a mead - and artisan, Ethiopian jewelry.
"We had a great reaction," said Knowles. "We got very positive feedback from a lot of people. The Rasta community was - as was to be expected - very intrigued by the booth."
Originally from Ethiopia, Knowles recognized the opportunity the festival presents for expats to connect with others of similar backgrounds.
"We did meet other Africans at the booth, so that was another exciting part about having this booth because it's such a small community of Africans here. It was an opportunity for me to meet and connect with other Africans living in The Bahamas," she said.
A nonprofit venture, the festival is sustained by a 10 percent deduction on the profits made by vendors each year. While a good portion of the funds provides for the following year's infrastructure, the board also uses a part of the money raised to support local educational and charitable ventures. Prominent beneficiaries of the festival are students who participate in Model United Nations conferences and debates in local schools. The International Cultural Festival provides sponsorship for the winning debate team to travel to the United Nations Headquarters in New York with the minister of foreign affairs.
Special mention has been made by a member of the board of directors for the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, which, every year donates the total proceeds from its festival booths back to the International Cultural Festival.
Though this year's festival just ended, the planning process for the 2015 International Cultural Festival is only a few months away. Those who are interested in getting involved may contact the board from early February onward. To find out more about the International Cultural Festival, visit its website at http://www.culturefestbahamas.com/.

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News Article
Louise Bullard, 99
January 06, 2012
Louise Bullard, 99

Funeral service for Louise Bullard, 99 yrs., a resident of #96 Alexandria Blvd., Nassau Village & formerly of Mangrove Cay, Andros, who died on 17th December, 2011, will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Claridge & Robinson Roads, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

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June 29, 2013
Arts Calendar

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

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

Popopstudios will host an Open Studio night on Friday, July 5 at 6 p.m. Gallerygoers can get a look into the private working spaces of John Cox, Heino Schmid, Jan Elliot, Kendal Hanna, Duke Wells, Dylan Rapillard, Dede Brown, Tyle Johnston, Lisa Wells, Katrina Cartwright, Nadia Campbell, Kachelle Knowles, Giovanna Swaby, Phoebe Luk and Marinah Janello.

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

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

"Beg, Borrow, Steal", new work by Bahama Woodstarr, continues at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale.

"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.

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

Music
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of independence, The College of The Bahamas (COB) hosts a Command Performance by The Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra on tonight at 8 p.m. at The Performing Arts Centre in the Keva M. Bethel Building. Dress: lounge suits/jackets or national dress. RSVP at 356-2100 or email at bahamas40@bahamas.gov.bs.

Under the patronage of The Right Rev'd Laish Boyd, Sr. and Mrs. Boyd and in celebration of the 40th anniversary of independence, The Anglican Chorale and Friends will present a variety concert: "A Celebration of Bahamian Composers and Musicians" at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street on Friday, July 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets at $20 are on sale at Logos Book Store, Harbour Bay (394-7040) and St. Agnes Church Office, Baillou Hill Road (325-5640) or from Anglican Chorale members. Part proceeds are in aid of the restoration of Family Island churches.

Lectures
The weekend will close out with "Reclaiming the Sovereignty of Our Imaginations" a discussion with writer Helen Klonaris takes place Sunday, June 30 at Unity Church at 11 a.m. This discussion is about the necessity of imagining and opening one's mind to tell the stories that are often suppressed. The event is free and open to the public. The event is part of Bahamas Writers Summer Institute's (BWSI) "Imagining the Nation".

Workshops and Summer Camps
"Remembering Ourselves: Healing Our Colonial Legacy", a Gaulin Project retreat presented by Helen Klonaris, takes place Saturday, June 29 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cancer Society of The Bahamas' Cancer Caring Centre. Participants can expect creative writing to explore their cultural and personal stories about our shared colonial legacy; silent contemplation to tap into challenging feelings; active imagining to touch into their wisdom; a safe and compassionate space in which to explore issues of race, colonization and community and sacred witness. To register, write to thegaulinproject@gmail.com. The suggested retreat fee is $75; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The event is part of Bahamas Writers Summer Institute's (BWSI) "Imagining the Nation".

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
"Womanish Ways, Freedom, Human Rights & Democracy: The Women's Suffrage Movement in The Bahamas 1948-1962", a film by Marion Bethel and Maria Govan, will be screened at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) tonight at 7 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public. The screening is part of Bahamas Writers Summer Institute's (BWSI) "Imagining the Nation".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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News Article
COB's Color of Harmony to integrate student art into wider community
April 08, 2010
COB's Color of Harmony to integrate student art into wider community

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.

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