12 year old Bahamian Artist makes history
- Jan 11, 2019 - 11:27:31 AM
A 12 year-old Bahamian students has become the youngest artist and the
first Bahamian to participate in the RAW project which coincides with
Art Basel in Miami, Florida Every year.
Sean Austin was proud of his painting of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert
Minnis shaking cowbells and rushing in a Junkanoo parade. His teacher,
Cicely Bodie, was proud of him too, and created opportunities for him to
show off his work of art, including meeting the Prime Minister himself.
Last summer, Ms. Bodie took Sean to the the launch of the Craftsman’s
‘Bittersweet’ Experience for Classic Dancers During 2019 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade
- Jan 5, 2019 - 7:30:33 PM
The 2018 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade was shadowed
with the tragic loss of The Classic Dancers’ leader, Kenneth ‘Motorboat’
Ferguson. As such, the parade was named in his honor, and the Classic
Dancers Junkanoo Group decided to participate solely to commemorate and
pay tribute to him. The January 1st, 2019 New Year’s Day parade was set
to be an exhilarating return for the Classic Dancers, who have now
fully regrouped, and were eager to show Grand Bahama that they should be
considered among the contenders this year...
Fans Vote on 2018 Boxing Day and the 2019 New Year’s Parade
- Jan 4, 2019 - 12:49:44 PM
In 2018, the National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) introduced the
annual NJC-MobileAssist Viewers Choice Award, an award that is
determined by allowing fans to vote for their favorite Junkanoo group in
the MobileAssist app. Kishlane O’Brien and Dr. Dwight Marshall
(Co-Chairpersons of the National Junkanoo Committee) wanted to find a
way to give Junkanoo fans a voice and a chance to participate in their
very own voting process and the MobileAssist App was the answer...
Portrait of Music Icon, Ronnie Butler unveiled at New Year's Junkanoo
- Jan 3, 2019 - 11:15:18 PM
At New Year's Day 2019 Junkanoo Parade, Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, centre, and artist, Jamaal
Rolle, centre right, are proud to exhibit a portrait of the late
Bahamian music icon, Ronnie Butler, at popular Junkanoo Parade pivot
point, Rawson and Parliament squares.
(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)...
'National Exhibition 9' Opens at NAGB
- Dec 14, 2018 - 12:42:27 PM
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas opened its 'National Exhibition 9'
last night, attended by scores of art lovers. Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture Executive Director of Culture, Rowena Poitier-Sutherland
addressed the opening ceremonies on behalf of Minister Lanisha Rolle.
Pictures show Bahamian creations in different media, including a photo
series by BIS Photographer Eric Rose.
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
Photographer To Host Holiday Book Signing at Oasis
- Dec 11, 2018 - 5:51:15 PM
Those in love with Eleuthera and all of its charms will have an
opportunity to meet and talk with Italian photographer Alessandro Sarno
who captured the idyllic beauty of the island in his newly released
photo book, Eleuthera: The Garden of Freedom and its complimenting
travel guide, White Bull on the Highway.
Sarno will host a book
signing from 11 to 1pm Saturday at Oasis Furniture, the boutique home
and décor store downstairs from Club One Fitness Centre in Sandyport’s
Cultural Heritage Month launched at NAGB
- Dec 11, 2018 - 11:23:30 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle joined
Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Executive Director of Culture
Rowena Poitier-Sutheralnd, Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant and
Senior officials of the Cultural Affairs Division in launching Cultural
Heritage Month, at the beginning of December, at the National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas.
Also present were Director of the National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas Amanda Coulson and her fellow staff members,
cultural stakeholders and the general public. Minister Rolle read the
Cultural Heritage Month Proclamation...
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- Dec 7, 2018 - 2:45:59 PM
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you’ll breathe a sigh of relief as you take in therapeutic ocean breezes and chill out on your choice of the upper level...
Alisa Streather Featured Artist for Festival Noel
- Nov 30, 2018 - 9:00:42 AM
Works of well known Bahamian artist Alisa Streather will be
featured at this year's Festival Noel December 7th at the Rand Nature
Welcoming in the Christmas season, this
year's Festival Noel’s theme is a “Nature Wonderland of Art” which is
so very appropriate for this year’s featured artist who has been known
to paint the wonders of the deep of our beautiful islands.
A recent release from the Bahamas National Trust announced this years artist as their featured artist...
Culture and Art Intertwine at Art Africa Miami Arts Fair
- Nov 28, 2018 - 5:30:03 AM
Culture And Art Intertwine At Art Africa Miami Arts Fair December 5-9,
2018 While Celebrating Historic Overtown’s historic legacy.
theme Black Art Matters explores current challenges, and renewed
assaults on Black Lives that artists of African descent have brought
-Eight years may seem like a long time but for
architect and cultural arts influencer Neil Hall, 72 months is not
nearly enough time to promote the generous contributions of the Black
diaspora, which date to the beginning of time....
Photographer Hosts Book Signing for Eleuthera
- Nov 27, 2018 - 10:16:04 AM
If a picture is worth a thousand words Italian photographer Alessandro
Sarno said a mouth full in his coffee table, photo book, Eleuthera: The
Garden of Freedom and its complimenting travel guide, White Bull on the
Highway – a beautiful way for armchair travelers to explore the idyllic
island and for locals to rediscover favored hideaways.
official book launch and signing for Sarno’s latest photographic work,
the second in his island series, is set for Wednesday at the National
Art Gallery of The Bahamas at 6:30 pm.
Inspired by an island celebrated the world over for its beautiful pink sand beaches, Sarno’s book pays homage to Eleuthera...
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, a new pop culture novel from St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- Nov 26, 2018 - 8:34:01 PM
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks is a new pop culture novel published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).
from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has written a “ferocious
depiction” of a world dominated by social media appearances, said Gerty
Dambury, a Prix Carbet author based in France.
Pretty is “a dystopian tale set in a Caribbean paradise. Facebook and
Instagram are virtual religious icons. A pyromaniac burns a new-born in
the late night, and civil servants chat only via WhatsApp,” said HNP
president Jacqueline Sample...
Book Launch of The Black Prince of Grant's Town: Life of a Bahamian Hero
- Nov 19, 2018 - 7:43:33 AM
Felicity L. Johnson, Author. Launch date:
Sunday, December 2nd 2018 from 2-4pm at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village
The Black Prince of Grant’s Town is a biography / memoir of
Johnson’s father, Basil L. I. Johnson, C.B.E., D.F.M (1920 – 2004).
Basil Johnsons’ life is a walk through our nation’s history spanning 80
plus years of significant change. The book provides invaluable insight
into important events such as unionism and the 1958 General Strike, the
Bahamas’ involvement in World War II, The Electricity Department and the
treatment of World War II veterans by the Government of the Day.
YIN: Five Grand Bahama Artists present Art Exhibit at Hillside House Gallery in Nassau
- Nov 8, 2018 - 7:30:14 PM
Five artists from Grand Bahama—Chantal Bethel, Claudette Dean, Laurie
Tuchel, Del Foxton, and Paula Boyd Farrington—will be featured in a
group art exhibit titled YIN at Hillside House Gallery in Nassau, 9
November–30 November 2018.
Their work centers on the theme “Yin"
(as in Yin & Yang), each a half of the harmony of the Universe, with
works honoring the energy of the Divine Feminine.
include homages to the empowerment of women as vessels of love, healing,
and transformation, contemplations on reverence and wonder for Mother
Nature and the feminine role as guardian of the sacred
Young Bahamian’s Paintings Displayed to International Audience at Top National Art Fair in South Florida
- Nov 8, 2018 - 9:33:54 AM
The works of young Bahamian artist, Lyndera Hall, were recently
displayed in The Islands Of The Bahamas booth during the Las Olas
outdoor art event in the arts district of downtown, Fort Lauderdale,
The young artist, who was also in attendance in The
Bahamas booth along with the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO), Florida
marketing team, had the opportunity to see her work being appreciated by
the thousands that strolled through the area over the 2- day weekend of
the popular art show.
In the Absence of Trumpets must Toot my own Horn
- Nov 7, 2018 - 11:32:23 PM
Absence of Trumpets
must Toot my own Horn
so it is my responsibility
to claim, to tame the breast
that Kemp Rd. is or that it can be
or to provide a totally
contradictory image or symbol
for this street that is believed to be
Bahamian FMU student writes about Michelle Obama in co-authored book
- Sep 27, 2018 - 9:48:41 PM
A former student of the Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Freeport,
Grand Bahama, and now a senior at Florida Memorial University,
Charleigha Knowles is certainly making her mark as her writings have
been included in the book, "Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American
Women and Girls."
The edited collection explores how First Lady
Michelle Obama "gradually expanded and broadened her role by engaging in
social, political and economic activities which directly and indirectly
impacted the lives of the American people, especially young women and
girls. The volume responds to the various representations of Michelle
Freeport Players’ Guild announces Lifetime Membership honouree
- Sep 19, 2018 - 12:21:47 PM
On Saturday, September 15, at the annual Freeport Players’ Guild
President’s Cocktail Party which opens the theatre season Liselle
Harris-Russell was conferred with Lifetime Membership. This prestigious
honour places her in the company of such luminaries as Sir Jack Hayward
and Gloria McGlone. It is a well-deserved honour.
Harris-Russell began her tenure at the Regency Theatre as a child while
dancing for Lois Seiler. She performed many times on the stage in
Pantomines and Christmas shows. After completing her high school
Creative works protection clarified at Legal Roundtable 2
- Sep 9, 2018 - 3:23:11 AM
(Photos: David Mackey, Mackey Media Ltd)
Freeport Grand Bahama Island -
Friday Sept 7, 2018
Bahamas Federation of Performing arts (BFPA) held it's
Legal Round Table discussion with a very engaged audience at the C.A.
Smith Building Training Room. The presenter was their Legal Affairs
Director, Jacy Whittaker who delved further into the legal steps one
take in order to protect their creative works via Copyright, Trademarks
and patents. At times the audience was quite shocked by the realities
pertaining to creative rights protection in The Bahamas and the
limitations Vis-a-vis the United States.
event was free for BFPA members and $5 for non members. The information
attendees received would have cost several hundred dollars or more to
have their questions answered as they were at the Legal Round Table...