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Arts Calendar


Published: Jul 20, 2013

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Exhibitions
Orginal works by Giovanna Swaby and Steven Schmid will be auctioned today at 12 p.m. at Hillside House Gallery and Studio, 25 Cumberland Street. All funds will aid in their continued studies at the University of Dundee, Scotland.

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

“Bahamaland”, photography by Roland Rose, is open for viewing at the D’Aguilar Art Foundation on Virginia Street. For more information contact the foundation at 322-2323, 325-1957, 357-9263 or at sds.bahamas@yahoo.com

“Emblematic”, a 40th independence show by Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, opens Thursday, July 25 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.doongalik.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 emailastvnson@gmail.com.

“40 Years of Bahamian Art” continues 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, continues at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB). The opening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email info@nagb.org.bsor call 328-5800/1.

“The Independence Exhibition”, featuring work from the Central Bank Art Gallery collection, continues 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, continues at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LiquidCourageGallery.

“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
Auditions for “The Shrew”, a Bahamian adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, take place 10 a.m. today at The Hub on Bay Street. Men and women ages 18-75 can download audition pieces fromwww.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 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.

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.

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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