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Published: May 25, 2013

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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, emaiinfo@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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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