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Arts Calendar


Published: Jun 29, 2013

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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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