Maxwell Taylor and Claudette Dean to joint exhibit at The Grand Gallery
- Apr 16, 2014 - 12:26:32 PM
- Acclaimed artists Max Taylor and Claudette Dean will open
their joint art exhibition on Saturday April 19th 2014 at The
Grand Gallery at 7pm. The public will have a rare opportunity
to experience the combined talents of these two gifted
artists in their exhibition entitled “Perspectives-The Real &
The Imagined”. Both artists originally exhibited their pieces
in solo and grouped exhibitions in Nassau earlier this year but thought
it necessary to bring their work to Grand Bahama to satisfy the growing
appetite for original art by both Bahamian and international artists...
London-based artist, Lynn Parotti exhibits in The Bahamas
- Apr 15, 2014 - 8:19:27 PM
Bahamian artist, Lynn
Parotti has been living in London since 1995, and was currently in
Nassau for the annual Transforming Spaces island-wide art tour,
showcasing the best in contemporary Bahamian visual art. This year's
tenth season was under the theme “Water”, and presented artwork from
almost 100 artists from The Bahamas and 5 other countries in 7 local
Lynn Parotti's paintings are landscape based and
focus particularly on the impact human interaction is having on the land
and sea. In recent years she has turned her attention to the crisis
facing humanity: the depletion of global natural resources and the
effect it will have on people and the environments in which we live...
National Dance School of The Bahamas Holds "I Dream in Color" Recital
- Apr 15, 2014 - 12:42:39 PM
The National Dance School of The Bahamas held its annual recital this
weekend, bringing together hundreds of parents and supporters for a full
house on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The dance and
drum concert, dubbed: "I Dream in Color", was held at the National
Center for the Performing Arts on Shirley Street.
School Administrator Dereka Deleveaux - Grant said the "I Dream in
Color" theme reminds the students that "nothing is impossible if you
dream in color, for then your reality will be even more easier to
"Culture must become an economic engine" says Bahamas National Festival Commission
- Apr 15, 2014 - 2:30:03 AM
The Bahamas National
Festival Commission (BNFC) was established to create a
carnival-style national festival and to stimulate economic activity in
the Creative Industry Sector, including Junkanoo, Music, Art, Crafts and
Bahamian Cuisine. Central to this purpose is finding a way for culture
to significantly impact the growth of our gross domestic product (GDP).
rest of the world is benefitting from culture as an economic engine,
and the Bahamas must be more aggressive and strategic to compete in this
space. There must be two parallel streams of activity: 1) cultural
development for the purpose of building national identity and preserving
our cultural heritage; and 2) business development for the purpose of
Schools participate in first Bahamas Marching Band Competition
- Apr 11, 2014 - 11:15:31 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - School bands from New
Providence and Family Islands including Eleuthera and Mangrove Cay,
Andros, competed in the Bahamas National High School Marching Band
Competition organised by The Ministry of Education, Science and
A first of its kind, the competition was held at the
Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium, Saturday March 29, and brought together
the bands that showcased their skills in various categories including:
drumline, marching band and sound sport...
25th Annual Colour of Harmony Honouring Excellence and Lifetime Achievements
- Apr 11, 2014 - 1:11:36 AM
The College of The
Bahamas School of Communication and Creative Arts is observing the 25th
anniversary of Colour of Harmony, a highly celebrated art and music
exposition that showcases the talents of COB students in the Department
of Visual and Performing Arts.
A signature event of The College
that brings together supporters of the arts as well as budding artists,
Colour of Harmony will be held on
Monday, April 14th, 2014 under the
patronage of Their Excellencies Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and
As is customary, this year the E. Clement Bethel
Award for Excellence in the Arts will be presented. The honourees are
cultural icon ...
Abaco's Agape Christian School enters National Arts Festival
- Apr 9, 2014 - 3:41:07 PM
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Agape Christian School students
Amilee Sands (left) and Raquel Albury sing a duet at the school in
Marsh Harbour, during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts
Festival Abaco adjudications...
Agape Christian School students
Treseha Regner (left) and Modline Fertil sing a song entitled "Endless
Love" at the school in Marsh Harbour,
during the recent E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival Abaco adjudications...
Agape Christian School students
Jeron Stuart (left) and Abraham Simms play a duet of "Abaco People" on
the piano, as Bijuan Bain plays the drums, at the school in Marsh
Abaconians Excited as National Arts Festival begins on Island
- Apr 7, 2014 - 9:17:15 AM
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas – As the
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival recently began its Abaco
adjudications, residents were happy and excited that it is giving
Abaconians a change to showcase their talents.
Administrator at Every Child Counts (ECC) Lyn Major said that it was
wonderful that the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
adjudications came to the school...
"The Ace of Spades", a tribute show to Winston "Gus" Cooper,
- Apr 4, 2014 - 12:51:17 AM
The National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the opening of their
newest exhibition "The Ace of Spades", a tribute show to The Valley Boys
founder, Winston "Gus" Cooper, guest-curated by artist John Beadle and
under the patronage of the Right Honorable Perry G. Christie, M.P.,
Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas & Mrs. Bernadette
Christie. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 6pm.
The exhibition will not only record Mr. Cooper's momentous contribution
to this uniquely Bahamian art form, but will also investigate some of
the significant changes and inventions The Valley Boys brought to the
construction of Junkanoo costumes. Curator John Beadle is creating the
interior of a Junkanoo shack within the galleries of the NAGB
Bahamian born author launches a tribute book of poems
- Apr 3, 2014 - 4:37:26 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — Bahamian born Author and
Spiritual advisor Dr. Randy E.Simmons, debuts his first book “Island
Dreams: My Life As A Boy” as a tribute to the Island of the Bahamas, the
island where he grew up.
“Island Dreams was meant to capture and freeze one moment in time that has shaped and given us all such a vision of the Bahamas.
Simmons considers himself as a product of West End, Grand Bahama, a
place where as we say in The Bahamas, he began to “cut his teeth” and
began his journey from boyhood to manhood. Dr. Simmons has been
influenced greatly by the experiences gained in West End, Grand Bahama
as a boy.
Dr. Simmons says that, growing up in West End, Grand Bahama gave him such precious memories of "West End Daze".
C-Force to perform in Freeport for the GB Performing Arts Society
- Mar 7, 2014 - 3:00:55 PM
Two Concert-Workshops Provided to Students of Grand Bahama
The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) is delighted to present
C-Force, a chamber ensemble that offers a unique and intriguing
approach to the traditional concept of chamber music. The group is made
up of Christy Lee - pianist, Christine Gangelhoff – flute and Christian
Justilien – euphonium, all of whom are faculty members at The College of
the Bahamas, Nassau and will appear at Freeport's Regency Theatre on
Saturday, March 15th at 7:30pm.
C-Force, An Evening of
Musical Fusion will include beloved Bahamian writer, poet and filmmaker,
Marion Bethel, who will be reading some of her poetry and will also
incorporate GBPAS scholarship recipient, Chavez Parker, on percussion...
Mrs. Christie featured in "Beneath the Hat" exhibition
- Mar 7, 2014 - 1:44:39 PM
Mrs. Bernadette Christie will be among women represented in the upcoming exhibition, Beneath the Hat which takes place this Saturday, March 8th at the Central Bank of the Bahamas from 3-6pm.
Three years in the making,
Beneath the Hat is a project by photographer Lyndah Wells, artist Chantal Bethel, and writer Laurie Tuchel of Grand Bahama Island. The event is presented by the
Grand Bahama Heritage Foundation and is also under the patronage of Mrs. Christie.
Also featured in portraits from Nassau are:
Marina D'Aguilar, Rubie M. Nottage, Cynthia Annette Carey...
"Womanish Ways" to screen in New York City
- Mar 7, 2014 - 1:11:09 PM
New York State Senator, Bill Perkins is pleased to present the screening of Marion Bethel's
Ways, Freedom, Human Rights, and Democracy: The Women’s Suffrage
Movement in The Bahamas in New York City March 12 at 6 p.m. at the Schomburg Center for Research in the Black Culture American Negro Theater.
Filmmaker, Marion Bethel, Esq. Bahamian/ Biographer /Poet /Author will be present for the screening.
event is under the patronage of the Forrester Carroll, J.P. and is
co-sponsored by the Bahamian American Cultural Society and the Bahamian
New Providence Parents Laud National Arts Festival
- Mar 7, 2014 - 11:26:44 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas –
As the 2014 E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival completes its first
week, parents on the island of New Providence applauded the Festival
and the artistic opportunities it affords their children.
Ms. Dorcas Cox, mother of
13-year-old David Allens, said that she felt very proud of her son
performing again in the Festival and representing his school, Queen’s
“It is always wonderful to see him
perform,” she said. “It is always good to see the hours of practice,
looking in terms of how it comes out at the end of the day, the end
Bahamian Students Exhibit Artwork in Japan
- Mar 7, 2014 - 9:38:27 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - In continuation with the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture’s art theme, “The Journey Continues” for the
country’s 40 years of Bahamian Independence, the exhibition has continued in a
foreign venue. The inaugural exhibition opened at The National Art Gallery of
The Bahamas on October 21st, 2013, in collaboration with the
Education Department at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
The exhibition was an overwhelming
success, promoting the nation’s youth creative expression regarding the theme
and pointed clearly to the rich prospects of greater works to come from the
country’s young artistic community. There were eighteen artworks exhibited on
the opening night from Bahamian youth ranging from ages eight to twenty-one...
Caribbean Gospel Artists prepare for Marlin Awards Weekend 2014
- Mar 6, 2014 - 9:02:35 PM
The Bahamas will
once again play host to the 2014 Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards
Weekend. This highly anticipated event will be held from July 24 to July
27th in Nassau, Bahamas and is expected to attract a cross section of
recording artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, graphic artists,
photographers, managers and booking agents from throughout the
Caribbean, Canada, Europe, Africa and the United States.
will include a series of events including Marlin Summit, Marlin Industry
Workshops and Industry Luncheon, Marlin Fest Concert and will culminate
with the hosting of the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards Ceremony...
Junkanoo to showcase at St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Georgia
- Mar 6, 2014 - 3:20:13 PM
the Tribe Junkanoo and Community Organization are packing their bags once again to
travel to the U.S. by special invitation in their official capacity to perform
at the annual St Patrick’s Day Parades on Tybee Island and in Savannah, Georgia
for the 10th consecutive year.
presence at the event has become so popular that on March 18, 2011, Mayor Jason
Buelterman of the City of Tybee, officially declared that date “Barabbas and
the Junkanoo Tribe Day”, as evidenced by the attached Proclamation. In addition
to the Proclamation, the group also received the key to the City of Tybee
Island, and they have been made Honorary Deputy Sheriffs of Chatham County.
Bahamas National Sailing School holds 2nd Annual Art Show at 1Er
- Mar 5, 2014 - 12:41:20 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamas National Sailing
School held their 2nd Annual Art Show at
1 er Cru (Premier Cru) on Gladstone Road on March
exhibiting artists were Malcolm Rae, Sonia Isaacs, Toby Lunn, Scott
Aranha, Quentin Minnis, Judith Pavillion (from Andros), Jo Ann Bradley
(from Abaco) and Robert Dunkley.
A generous percentage of sales were donated to the sailing school.
The show is aimed
at raising funds for the BNSS's junior sailing program and helping to
send some of our top young sailors to represent The Bahamas at major
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Starts Today
- Mar 3, 2014 - 9:35:17 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture announces that the 2014 E. Clement Bethel National
Arts Festival Adjudications begin on Monday, March 3, 2014, with music
adjudications being held at the National Centre for the Performing Arts
The drama adjudications begin in New
Providence on March 10, 2014 and will be held at the Holy Trinity
Activity Centre, Stapledon Gardens...
Caribbean author shares rise from impoverished past to present success
- Mar 2, 2014 - 4:33:06 PM
Penning a novel from a pauper past Caribbean author releases new book, a credit to the power of literacy
Grenada, WEST INDIES – From humble beginnings in a poor rural community, author
Geoffrey Gilbert knew early on that he had a passion for books.
would frequent a little bookstore along his route to school, where the
store manager saw his keen interest in literature and allowed him to
read several books and magazines in the store since he had no money to
Through his latest work, a fast paced adventure set in the tropics...