"33: 'til now" Opens at The Pro Gallery April 13
- Apr 10, 2017 - 4:42:05 PM
The Pro Gallery will be launching "33: 'til now", a retrospective
exhibition focusing on the life, work and thoughts of Bahamian artist,
writer and educator Keisha Oliver. The show opens to the public on
Thursday, April 13th 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the University of The
Bahamas’ Oakes Field campus, Nassau, Bahamas.
Oliver’s love for
collecting is translated through a body of work both personal and
reflective that offer an auto-biographical conversation and testimony of
her thoughts on the little things we often take for granted. Cherished
objects are re-imagined through the visual and literary art forms as she
is seen challenging the definition and boundaries of herself as an
Third Wood Turners’ Show Opens on April 8 at Doongalik
- Apr 8, 2017 - 1:54:25 PM
The third annual wood turners’ show will open on the 8th April, 2017 at
Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, #20 Village Road, from 3pm to 7pm.
year’s show entitled “Branching Out” demonstrates these artists’
ability to explore new techniques, forms and functions of their
preferred medium: wood. David McGorrin, Robin Hardy and Jeremy Delancy
have over forty years’ experience in woodworking, and are well known for
producing artworks that are timeless...
Bahamian artist / author transforms pain into purpose
- Apr 6, 2017 - 10:48:49 PM
We all experience pain at some point in our lives. Did you know that
fear stops more people from living their dreams than anything else?
Fortunately, fear can be overcome by using spiritual principles, such as
choosing to focus on positive intentions and gratitude.
Tina Klonaris-Robinson believes fear can be overcome through creativity.
She says that painting has taught her about surmounting obstacles and
leading a life of divine purpose. “My canvases begin as empty black
spaces. I love using black, rather than white canvases because they
remind me that in our darkest times if there is emptiness, there is the
potential to fill our lives with light, color, beauty, and magnificence...
"Perfect Wedding" wins Best Overall Stage Production at the TWIRPs
- Mar 31, 2017 - 1:48:33 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - This years Freeport Players
Guild TWIRP Awards was a night full of laughter, celebration and
surprises. The black & white affair event started with a cocktail
hour where nominees, family and friends had the opportunity to mix and
Hosted by Mark Gardiner the awards ceremony was equally as entertaining
as the audience eagerly awaiting the words 'and the award goes to...'
The night ended with a special dedication to Dr. Alan Bater as the bar was named in his honour, "Bater's Bar..."
National Arts Festival Dedication to Dance at the Dundas
- Mar 30, 2017 - 7:27:28 PM
Dance, as a component of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival,
continues at the Winston V. Saunders Theatre of the Dundas Centre for
the Performing Arts. Pictures taken March 29, 2017 capture the dancers'
dedication to their craft and the joy of performance. Well-known
Bahamian dancer, Lawrence coaches the dancers in one of the photos.
National Arts Festival adjudicates school students in music, dance, and
drama as well as the visual arts, annually, and the winning school is
presented a trophy by the Governor General at Government House. After
New Providence performances, the festival moves to Grand Bahama and
other islands through the end of May...
Bahamian Project Unveils Its Largest Exhibition Ever At Central Bank Gallery
- Mar 29, 2017 - 1:06:52 PM
The Bahamian Project will launch a major exhibition of images at the Central Bank Gallery in July, 2017.
The exhibition will showcase dozens of new portrait images of people
whose character reflects the beauty of The Bahamian people. Also on
display will be the Memorial Collection, portraits of people who were
photographed in years past and have since passed away.
Since the Project's creation in 2012, Bahamian Project photographers
have captured the character of over 120 people whose lives reflect what
it means to be Bahamian...
Dance Gets Underway at the National Arts Festival This Week
- Mar 28, 2017 - 12:05:33 PM
Grace, team effort and defying gravity are essential elements of the
artistry that is dance, which takes place now at the annual E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival. During the festival this week, school
students of New Providence will show their learned skills and compete at
the Winston V. Saunders Theatre of the Dundas Centre for the Performing
Arts. Well-known dance instructor Lawrence Carroll gives pointers at
the end to further instruct and inspire.
The festival had already
adjudicated music and drama in New Providence, and performances in
Andros and Abaco...
Bahamas All Stars Marching Band participates in St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Mar 24, 2017 - 11:01:08 PM
The Bahamas All Star Marching Band has done it once again by
representing our country well in another unforgettable performance
The name “Bahamas All Stars” should be very familiar; this is not their first performance for an international audience.
its inception in 2011, the All Stars have participated in numerous
events both locally and internationally such as the Florida Blue
Classics: Battle of the Bands; Howard University Homecoming in
Washington, DC; the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York
City; Battle for Atlantis and many others...
Danny Glover to be featured in Bahamas acting masterclass
- Mar 23, 2017 - 8:20:59 PM
Aspiring Bahamian Child Actors
Afforded a 2-Day Experience with “LETHAL WEAPON” star Danny Glover,
Jeffrey Poitier, Charmaine Neville, and more...
Acclaimed Hollywood actor/director, Danny Glover, will
be featured alongside other top industry talents during the Bahamas
Artist Movement (BAM) 2017 Dream Project Masterclass Workshop.
One hundred (100) Bahamian students from Nassau and Eleuthera will get a
once in a lifetime opportunity to be coached in acting by Glover,
famous for his dramatic roles in blockbuster films like “Lethal Weapon”
and “The Colour Purple”...
Doongalik Studios prepares for Transforming Spaces 2017
- Mar 23, 2017 - 3:55:19 PM
Doongalik Studios is busy preparing for its TS2017 Exhibition under the
theme “Inside/Outside Naturally” which will feature the works of eleven
multi-disciplined artists as a part of the weekend art bus tour of six
Bahamian art galleries on April 1st and 2nd.
pre-event activities will begin in the back gardens on Monday, March 27
when the public is invited to observe Master Sculptor, Antonius Roberts,
as he completes a live installation of the first Sacred Space in
eastern New Providence from 9.30am until 3pm...
Jacquelyn Dean of Evangelistic Temple Presents Her Book to the Governor General
- Mar 21, 2017 - 10:52:47 AM
Jacquelyn G. Dean of Evangelistic Temple (left) presented a copy of her
book, Prayer Warrior: Called Trained and Commissioned to Battle to
Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government
House on Tuesday, March 14, 2107.
Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival Closes Out Successful 13th Year
- Mar 17, 2017 - 10:45:10 AM
Hundreds of visitors and locals packed Regatta Park in Georgetown, Exuma
for the thrilling13th Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival.
festival, under the theme “ Celebrating Our Bahamian Roots” brought
together the best in Bahamian food, games, music and culture on March
The event is especially important for the island as many
tourists from all over the world look forward to participating in the
Grand Bahama art class exhibition inspired by Georgia O'Keefe
- Mar 15, 2017 - 2:25:44 PM
The Angelika Siska's Art Class 2017 showed their work Sunday, March 12th
in the Garden of the Groves in Grand Bahama. The art exhibition was inspired by the
work of world-famous American artist, Georgia O'Keefe who's subject
matter is most often large flowers.
A big crowd of visitors
admired the individual works of the class members, reflecting the wide
range of O'Keefe's art painting not only flowers, but landscapes and
Bahamian Project Photographers Preserve History Through Portraiture
- Mar 14, 2017 - 11:25:04 PM
Over the past four years, Bahamian Project photographers have created
over 120 high-quality portraits that capture the personality of people
whose lives have helped shape the heart and soul of The Bahamas.
These archival portraits hold great historical, social and cultural
significance as they convey a visual statement about this time in
Bahamian history for Bahamians and others to enjoy forever. It is hoped
that the collection of photographs will inspire the foundation of a
permanent National Portrait Gallery...
Drama... Drama at the National Arts Festival!
- Mar 13, 2017 - 12:17:33 PM
Drama, drama it was at the National Arts Festival this week.
school children, pictured, performed before judges, teachers, and family
members at Holy Trinity Activity Centre as the festival continues in
JCNP Recognizes BTC For Its Commitment to Culture
- Mar 13, 2017 - 7:37:16 AM
BTC was recognized for its commitment to culture during the Junkanoo
Corporation of New Providence’s (JCNP) Annual Awards Banquet.
has been the title sponsor of the Boxing Day and New Year’s Day Parades
for more than five consecutive years. In 2012, the company officially
announced its five year partnership with the JCNP. BTC recently renewed
its partnership with the JCNP, recently extending the mutually
CEO Leon Williams commented, “In 2012,
BTC officially adopted Junkanoo. We didn’t just adopt the parade itself,
but we also provided funding to every group. In addition to the funds
the JCNP receives as a part of our annual commitment...
Grand Bahama Playwright Competition Set for March 26th
- Mar 11, 2017 - 1:54:54 PM
The Grand Bahama duo of Gea Pierre of Out of Ashes Entertainment, and
Kerel Pinder of SisBro Productions have just announced the
Pierre & Pinder Playwright Competition
to stimulate support and growth for aspiring playwrights in The Bahamas and based on results of a workshop that took place last year.
"Our budding playwrights are constantly seeking avenues to allow their
voices to be heard," said Pinder. "Therefore in our continued hope to
promote the performing arts throughout the Bahamas, we thought that
reviving this kind of production in the community was paramount..."
Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson publishes autobiography
- Mar 10, 2017 - 12:51:49 PM
Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson has recently
written a book about his life from childhood in The Bahamas and his
climb to fame as a world renowned percussionist. His book “My Life, My
Loves” tells the story of his early years of growing up in the beautiful
Bahama islands and knowing that one day he would be somebody. His
grandmother knew he was special and she called him “King.” He is known
worldwide as an illustrious percussionist, composer and actor.
Studio musician King Errisson has led quite an interesting life since
his introduction to the entertainment industry. He was born October 29,
1941 in Nassau, Bahamas. Between the ages of 13 and 18, he was a
professional jockey and a session drummer for local bands in his native
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Begins
- Mar 9, 2017 - 9:37:52 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture began its adjudications for
the 2017 E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival earlier this week.
The Festival, which takes place at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, and the
Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, highlights the talent of
students in the Primary, Junior and Senior school levels in fields of
drama, dance, music, and the visual arts.
Adjudications will also take
place on Grand Bahama and the Family Islands culminating with an awards
ceremony at Government House...
The Bahamian Project Names Advisory Board
- Mar 8, 2017 - 3:42:57 PM
The Bahamian Project is pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board to help steer and manage the ongoing initiative.
Bahamian Project was created by Duke and Lisa Wells in 2012 in
collaboration with Popopstudios and the National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas. The community inspired art/history/culture project is capturing
the character and preserving the legacy of those people whose lives
have helped shape the heart and soul of our nation...