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The tmg* talks is a three-part series of panel discussions
about our story as Bahamians and how expanding perspectives of design
and creativity are shaping the evolution of that story. The tmg* talks
will take place at 6:30pm at The Hub on Bay Street. Be a part of the
April 14th was Our Bahamian Story;
May 12th is Architecture and Urban Design;
June 16th is The Creative Economy.
Panelists have been selected for each topic...
Monday 22nd October 2012 6:00 PM
Infrared Inspiration: Photography by Paulette Mortimer Monday, October 22, 2012 6pm to 9pm Doongalik Studios Art Gallery 20 Village Road Do you think you could tell what time of day a black and white infrared image was taken? Fine Art Photographer, Paulette A. N. Mortimer, will give you the opportunity to try as she is back to show her unique photography works in an art exhibition entitled “Infrared Inspiration,” which opens on Monday, October 22nd at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village Road from 6 – 9 pm. For 14 years, Mortimer has used her photographic skills to chronicle scenes at Mount Alvernia in Cat Island, as well as in Abaco and New Providence and her portfolio provides an important historical record of the Bahamian landscape. She recently took a trip to Ireland and thoroughly enjoyed focusing her lens on a completely different landscape from the other side of the world. A selection of these works will also be on display in the exhibition. In this exhibition, Mortimer is presenting an array of local landscapes which take on the amazingly surreal quality of another dimension in infrared with white leaves and grass contrasting strikingly with darkened skies – a true reflection of what we cannot see with the naked eye. “My love for fine art photography developed during my college years where I was exposed to hand colouring, hand-toning, pinhole, colour, and panoramic photography and I enjoyed trying new techniques and experimented constantly with different printing processes, hence my love of black and white photography which I can develop myself. Please Join Doongalik Studios Art Gallery for the opening of Paulette Mortimer's "Infrared Inspiration" Monday, October 22nd, 2012 6pm-9pm # 20 Village Road Tel: 394-1886 Doongalik Studios was formed in the 1970's by Jackson Burnside, architect, artist and cultural advocate and his wife, Pam. The couple have spent their lifetime together committed to promoting the country's outstanding artistic talent which they firmly believe can establish The Bahamas as an international center of creativity. Doongalik Studios Art Gallery has two locations in Nassau - in the picturesque Marina Village at Atlantis, Paradise Island (designed by Burnside), which showcases the work of over 70 local artists using all forms of media, and at #18 Village Road which is home to a large Exhibition Gallery in an historically traditional building nestled amongst a lush garden.
Almost two weeks after the body of 11-year-old Marco Archer was found in bushes behind a Cable Beach apartment complex, his family is still waiting for police to return his remains.
Superintendent Paul Rolle, who heads the Central Detective Unit, told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that police have sent DNA samples from the body to Florida for testing and are awaiting the results.
Rolle said the matter was being handled through the forensics division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and he was uncertain as to when the results will be returned.
"We are just waiting until we get the results back," he said.
"We are hoping to get them sooner than later so that the family can bury their loved one."
As has been widely reported, Marco went missing in the Brougham Street area on September 23.
While police said they had a suspect in custody, no one has yet been charged in connection with the boy's murder.
Rolle -- who was careful in the details he was providing -- said once they get the DNA results, they will determine how to proceed in the matter.
Marco's sister, Tancia Humes, said Sunday, the family is anxious to give him a burial reflective of the way he lived his life and the widespread love he received from people who knew him.
She indicated that the family was finding some comfort in the fact that Marco's death was not in vain.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Quinn McCartney, who specializes in forensics, told The Nassau Guardian yesterday that DNA results sent to DNA Labs International in Florida take between one and two months to receive.
McCartney said a building to house the police's DNA lab has been identified at police headquarters and approval was received last week for an architect to assist in maximizing the space at the site.
He said there is a team of about five officers and civilians who have been identified to undergo training in forensics. McCartney said Fairfax Identity Laboratories out of Virginia will assist in the training and in the establishment of the lab.
"We can start running DNA profiles quickly, but what we want to do is make sure that the individuals are properly trained to international standards [and] properly certified so the results could be accepted anywhere in the world, basically," he said.
McCartney said police hope to start DNA profiling locally some time in 2012.
"We have most of the equipment," he said. "We have had the equipment for a few years now and so it's just the proper facility [and] trained staff."
McCartney pointed to the importance of being able to conduct DNA profiling locally.
"I think the time it takes to get results will certainly be decreased," he said.
"They have now perfected DNA profiling that in a rush case, you can get results in a matter of days."
McCartney said police are very selective in the cases they send off because of the costs involved, as well as time.
It could cost $1,000 for one set of samples, he indicated, but this does not include costs connected with any travel involved. Each specimen costs $200 and five are sent on average in a routine case, according to the deputy commissioner.
"With our own local database and with our expertise, we will be able to resolve cases much faster," McCartney said.
Police are carefully putting together the case of Marco Archer, The Nassau Guardian understands, which is why they have not rushed to charge anyone with the crime.
Police want to base the case on solid scientific evidence.
Rolle, the CDU chief, recognized the importance of families having closure in these kinds of matters. He said once police are in a position to release Marco's remains, his family will be immediately notified.
It took the families of the several boys who went missing in Grand Bahama in 2003 five years to get their remains and bury their dead.
Marco's family and police are hopeful that his remains will be returned much sooner.
Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a press statement by the Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Perry G. Christie, MP on the passing of Jackson Burnside:
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing this morning of Jackson
Burnside III, one of the true cultural icons of the Bahamian nation.
Jackson's death represents a huge loss for The Bahamas. He was a
national treasure in so many diverse ways. In addition to being one of
the first Bahamians to develop a truly international architectural
practice, he was a creative force of exceptional energy and vitality in
the development of the arts, firstly, as an artist of world renown,
secondly, as a leading figure in the modern Junkanoo movement, and
thirdly, as a spokesman for Bahamian culture and the arts through his
radio show and his frequent interaction...
Jackson Burnside was a Renaissance
Man. His intellectual curiosity, commitment to and love of country,
view of his place in the universe and his courage came from his parents,
the late Dr. Jackson Burnside (the first black Bahamian dentist) and
Mrs. Gertrude Burnside (the first black Bahamian and the first Bahamian
female pharmacist). Although an architect by profession, Jackson was,
among other things, an artist, musician, businessman and talk show host.
Indubitably, history will herald him as one of The Bahamas' leading
architects. His contributions to the development of the...
By Tribune Features
The Bahamas has lost a cultural icon with the death of noted Bahamian artist, architect, Junkanoo and culture activist Jackson Burnside who died last week at the age of 62 following a brain aneurysm.
Mr Burnside was the president of the architect firm Jackson Burnside Ltd, ( the company which designed the colourful and uniquely Bahamian themed Marina Village at Atlantis ) and founder of Doongalik Art as well as being Chairman Emeritus and designer of the "One Family" Junkanoo and Community Organisation Group.
Throughout his life, Mr Burnside worked tirelessy to promote the art and culture of the Bahamas, optimistic that these elements of Bahamian life would attra ...
Bahamas -- For teenagers at Atlantis, Paradise lsland,
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January 1, 2011,
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Designed by renowned architect and interior designer,
Jeffrey Beers, the 14,000 square-foot mod-inspired space boasts: an interactive
boasting a 22-foot floor-to-ceiling Gaming Tree and private cabanas
Monday 6th August 2012 2:00 PM
The Place For Art www.theplaceforart.org Established 2001 Summer Art Programs July / August 2012 Telephone 393-8834 0r 557-9979 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bahamian Architecture Level 2 Architectural Practical Students will apply the knowledge and experiences from level 1 to draw a conceptual plan of structure and to build its model. July 30th-August 17th, 2012 / 2pm to 5:30pm Cost $45o-includes instruction and all materials ages 12 and older / classes limited to 4 students Inquire About Our Payment Options Just off East Bay Street, THE PLACE FOR ART is conveniently located across the street from DHL and the Island Traders building. The philosophy at THE PLACE FOR ART is that art is a process rather than a product. Once a child or adult begins to explore art, there is no turning back or stopping, since art becomes a passion. At THE PLACE FOR ART, students work in a non-threatening, stress-free environment. The young students come after school or on Saturday mornings full of excitement and energy. With class sizes limited to 6 students, each child is able to receive personal attention in an art studio setting. Classes for adults are held in the evenings after a sometimes very stressful, mentally exhausting work day. Most adult students find that an evening spent involved in art at THE PLACE FOR ART is soothing, calming, rejuvenating, and therapeutic. Classes at THE PLACE FOR ART are designed and instructed by K Smith, an internationally renowned pencil artist and art educator. K Smith brings a wealth of over 30 years teaching experience in Canada, The United Kingdom, and The Bahamas.
The 15th Annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC) is taking place in nearby Jamaica from May 10-12 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, and this is where movers and shakers in the Caribbean tourism industry will be discussing the future of the region’s development.
CHTIC attracts government officials, investors, lenders, architects, planners, construction companies, financial organizations, real estate/mortgage intermediaries, developers, hoteliers, industry officials and other tourism entities.
"With the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference scheduled to take place in Jamaica, potential delegates from The Bahamas can take advantage of this event to m ...
THE PRIME MINISTER: "It is with profound sadness that I learned today of the death of Jackson Burnside, a cultural icon whose love of country was manifested in extraordinary and diverse ways throughout his life.
On behalf of myself and my wife Delores and my family, as well as my colleagues and the Government of The Bahamas, I offer heartfelt condolences to his wife Pam and his children Ebony and Orchid.
His enthusiasm for life itself and for the cultural diversity and richness of The Bahamas was infectious. His spirit and great enthusiasm will live on in our hearts.
Moreover, his legacy in many fields of endeavour from his professional success in architecture to his artistic craft to Junkanoo will endure.
Over the many days, and weeks and months and years ahead, a grateful nation will mourn the passage of a native son who made us proud of him, and also made us proud to be Bahamians.
May his soul rest in peace.