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Published: Jul 13, 2013

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“40 Years of Bahamian Art” opened Thursday, July 11 at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB). 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.

Atlantis presents “The Island Explosion Art Show”, hosted by Kedar Clarke and featuring entertainment by the Urban Renewal Band, which takes place at the Café at The Great Hall of Waters in the Royal Towers tonight 6-9 p.m. On display will be paintings from 24 high school finalists, celebrating the 40th anniversary of independence. An Artisan Display, featuring crafts people selling their items, will also take place starting at 2 p.m.

“40 Years Later”, new work by John Beadle, John Cox, Antonius Roberts and Heino Schmid, opens Wednesday, July 17 at Hillside House Studio and Gallery on Cumberland Street. The discussion starts Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hillside House and continues Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 322-7678.

“The Independence Exhibition”, featuring work from the Central Bank Art Gallery collection, opened Tuesday, July 9 at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery. The exhibition runs through to Wednesday, July 31.

“Material and Sculpture”, new work by John Cox and Heino Schmid, opened Friday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LiquidCourageGallery.

Under the patronage of Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes and in celebration of the 40th anniversary of independence, The Rotary Club of Nassau presents its Art Exhibition & Live Auction on Friday, July 19 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Government House Ballroom. Featured artists include Allan Wallace, Robert Hilton, Imogene Walker, Averia Wright, Marco Mullings, Jackson Petit, Jo-Ann Pinder, Trevor Tucker, Mo Marley, Matthew Wildgoose, Nadia Campbell, Keisha Oliver, Jonathan Bethel, Toby Lunn, Yutavia George, Arjuna Watson, Maxwell Taylor, Toni Roach, Adjuah Cleare and Vivien Archer. Music will be provided by The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Pop Band, The Bahamas National Children’s Choir, S.C. McPherson’s Levi Chorale and The Urban Renewal Band. Tickets are a donation of $50 and can be obtained by calling 376-3233 or 376-8068 or emailing nassaurotary@gmail.com.

The D’Aguilar Art Foundation presents “The Growth Series”, new work by Alistair D. Stevenson, which opens Thursday, August 15 at 6 p.m. at the D’Aguilar Art Foundation on Virginia Street. This event will celebrate Stevenson’s final exhibition before pursuing ceramic studies in The People’s Republic of China. Work will be available for purchase to aide Stevenson’s studies. Please RSVP by August 7. For more information, contact 448-7209 or 357-9263 or email astvnson@gmail.com.

“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/.

“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.

Auditions for “The Shrew”, a Bahamian adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, take place 10 a.m. at The Hub on Bay Street. Men and women ages 18-75 can download audition pieces from www.shakespeareinparadise.org. “The Shrew” is the signature Shakespearean production for Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival, running throughout Nassau October 4-12. For more information, visit ringplay.org/wordpress/ or www.facebook.com/ShakespeareInParadise.

Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival is looking for new plays to be read at the festival’s customary Play Reading Series. All submissions are to be sent to scripts@shakespeareinparadise.org, Dr. Nicolette Bethel, festival director, (242) 677-8900. The submission deadline is Saturday, August 31. For additional information on Shakespeare in Paradise, visit ringplay.org/wordpress/ or www.facebook.com/ShakespeareInParadise.

Workshops and Summer Camps 
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is hosting its first Summer Art Camp for kids ages 12-15. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily from Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 26. Camp participants will create artwork, learn about different media and techniques that will assist in their artistic development that they will be able carry over in the classroom. Register your child with Ms. Benjamin, NAGB educational officer at 328-5800/1 or jbenjamin@nagb.org.bs. by Sunday, July 14 due to limited spaces.

The Toni Gallery is hosting a Summer Art Workshop for kids 10-17 to teach drawing fundamentals and painting techniques. The workshop will run Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 16. Daily sessions are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information, call 428-3760 or email alexiaroach@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.

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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