Art

Scotiabank Partners with UB for its 2017 Everything Bahamian Calendar

January 12, 2017

Scotiabank partnered with the Visual Arts Department of the University of The Bahamas (UB) to bring their 2017 calendar theme of ‘Everything Bahamian’ to life in twelve captivating images. Through the partnership, UB submitted a portfolio of images produced by Visual Arts students...

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New Year's Day Junkanoo Results!
New Year's Day Junkanoo Results!

January 02, 2017

New Year's Day Junkanoo Results! Congratulations To The Valley Boys Being The First Place New Year's Day Junkanoo Winners!

1. Valleys Boys - 80.23
2. One Family - 79.91
3. Saxons - 77.77

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Painting of Nassau by Sir Noel Coward available at NY Gallery

December 20, 2016

Sir Noel Coward (1899-1973) was one of the most prominent and versatile creative talents of the twentieth century, authoring over fifty plays (many of which he starred in) and having a hand in writing, directing, and acting in more than twenty-five films, as well as composing hundreds of songs and producing numerous short stories, poems, musical revues, a novel, and a three-volume autobiography. Later in life, he added painting to his repertoire of artistic endeavors, transforming what was initially a recreational pastime for purposes of relaxation into an accomplished sideline activity meriting serious consideration. Though most of his paintings—which generally took the form of landscapes and seascapes—were executed in his adopted homes of Jamaica and Switzerland and his native British Isles, the historical record reveals a few rarely viewed efforts from other Caribbean locales, including the painting Nassau, the single extant oil known to have been produced in The Bahamas.

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Bahamian ballerina shines in top beauty magazine

December 20, 2016

Bahamian ballerina, Courtney Celeste Spears, was one of three top US ballerinas chosen to model accessories for Conde Nast’s Allure magazine this holiday season. Spears is in her second season dancing with the Ailey II Repertory Company, the younger version of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Leading ladies to heat up the runway at Red Dress Soiree

November 18, 2016

Twelve leading ladies, 12 red gowns, one magical night. On Saturday, December 10, 2016 The Red Dress Soiree, powered by Aliv, will once again celebrate exceptional Bahamian women showcasing red gowns created by local designers at a high energy charity event.

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The Place of Art

November 14, 2016

Art is always unique to a place and art also has a unique place in culture. As Jackson Petit and Peggy Herring illustrate in their capturing of local color, the disparities are real. Herring’s ‘Five Children at a Water Pump’ painted in 1984, a part of the NAGB’s National Collection, and Jackson Petit’s ‘The Home We Share’ 2015, a part of the D’Aguilar Art Foundation, articulate a 3-decade difference but depict little if any real change in many Over-the-Hill communities. Paradise may loom large and eclipse these areas but the reality that remains is captured and immortalized in paint on canvas.

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November's Artwork of the Month

November 14, 2016

Little ones on a dusty road of varying ages - tiny hands held in those only slightly bigger, leading the way, wearing boots too big for one so young.

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Four friends, one pact, 99 problems: Davrielle Burrows stage play addresses love, sex, friendship and faith

November 11, 2016

Drama, romance and comedy -- it's all to be had in Davrielle Burrows' first full-length stage play "The Good Girl's Guide to Love and Romance" that addresses love, sex, friendship and faith between four single friends who grapple with the issues in a hilarious and heartfelt way.

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BNT's 26th Wine Art Festival on tap for the weekend

October 28, 2016

Fine art from 45 artists, 55 premium wines from Bristol Wines & Spirits, culinary demonstrations, best in show art competition, Emanji Circus Arts performance, live music and exciting prizes up for grab in the annual raffle will be the order of the day at the Bahamas National Trust's 26th Annual Wine and Art Festival.

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E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Overall Winner - St. George's Secondary School

October 27, 2016

St. George's Secondary School, Grand Bahama, was presented with the Governor-General's Award for Overall Achievement in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival at the Awards Presentation Ceremony at Government House on Thursday, October 27th, 2016.

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E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Overall Drama Winner

October 27, 2016

St. Francis & Joseph Catholic Primary School was the overall Drama Award winner in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival at the Awards Presentation Ceremony at Government House on Thursday, October 27th, 2016.

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Inspired By Disaster

October 17, 2016

Nothing provokes the artistic sensibility like a catastrophe.

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Creative Careers: Artist Educator Kim Smith

October 02, 2016

Born in Saskatchewan, Canada Smith's early career choice was working with children.

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Intellectual property rights and creativity

September 30, 2016

The government often talks of celebrating Bahamian creativity and culture.

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REV sponsors annual Shakespeare in Paradise festival for eighth consecutive year

September 26, 2016

REV has announced that it will serve as a primary sponsor for the 2016 Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival, continuing its tradition of supporting the event since its inception.

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Artwork of the Month: John Paul Saddleton, Harbour View

September 24, 2016

The collection at The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas grows in various ways: we might purchase works or commission pieces; artists endow us with their own works, or we are gifted items by collectors and patrons.

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The NAGB's Eleutheran Adventure

September 19, 2016

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is locally known as the NAGB; however, many people make the mistake--in speech and print--of calling us the "Nassau" Art Gallery.

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Studio Visit: Dominique Knowles

September 05, 2016

I had the pleasure of visiting emerging Bahamian artist Dominique Knowles as he settled into his new space at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts.

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What's on at the NAGB?

September 05, 2016

September marks the start of yet another school year and we can already hear the teachers and students mentally trudging their way back into that regimented mindset after this scorcher of a summer.

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