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Published: Jun 01, 2013

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“Art for Hope”, a silent auction and cocktail reception in aid of the Bahamas AIDS Foundation, will be held Sunday, June 2, 4-7 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.


“Design”, new works by Lemero Wright, opens Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 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.


“The Bahamian Project Preview and Silent Auction” takes place Thursday, June 6, 5-8 p.m. at Balduccino Fine Foods. “The Bahamian Project” is a three-year fine art photography project, documenting the character and preserving the legacy of Bahamians from all walks of life. The event, at a donation of $25, will also feature door prizes, fine wine and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. The exhibition officially opens Thursday, July 11. For more information, visit www.bahamianproject.com.


“Beg, Borrow, Steal”, new work by Bahama Woodstarr, opened Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale.


“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/.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


“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.


Lectures and Readings

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) presents “Remembering our Master Artists: Jackson Burnside”, a panel discussion with Pamela Burnside, Darren Bastian and Saskia D’Aguilar, on Tuesday, June 4, 6-7 p.m. The event 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 Meah Foundation’s Music Festival has been postponed. The even 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.



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.



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.



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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