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Published: Aug 10, 2013

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“Chan Pratt: The Art of Passion”, opens Friday, August 9, 7-9 p.m. at The Central Bank Art Gallery on  Market Street. The exhibition is open for viewing until Friday, August 30.

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

“Emblematic”, a 40th independence show by Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, continues at the gallery on Village Road. 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 email astvnson@gmail.com.

“Explosure”, new works by Averia Wright, opens Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. 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.

“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, visitwww.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.

Auditions for “The Legend of Sammie Swain”, a Bahamian folk opera, take place Tuesday, August 6 at 7 p.m. at Dundas Rehearsal Hall on Mackey Street. Singers are asked to attend with one song prepared. “Legend of Sammie Swain” is the signature Bahamian production for Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival, running throughout Nassau October 4-12. For more information, visitringplay.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/ orwww.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.

Introduction to Acting  
The Introducting to Acting class will be offered at the College of The Bahamas in the Fall 2013 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-9pm. Learn method and movement, characterization, and stage and screen techniques.

Writing Workshop
Gauln Project Online Writing Workshops will be offered by Helen Klonaris for the Fall 2013. ‘Writing down the Body: A Creative Writing Workshop’ September 6-October 5; ‘Writing Down a Life: Beginning a Memoir’ October 11 – Novemeber 29; ‘Remembering Ourselves: Healing Our Colonial Legacy – A day-long retreat’ October 12 10am – 5pm.  To register emailthegaulinproject@gmail.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.

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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