Minister Lewis announces Two-Day Bahamian Concert
- Jul 9, 2021 - 8:36:52 PM
While using musical terms, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the
Hon. Iram Lewis, announced, on July 8, 2021, an initiative to showcase
Bahamian musical artists during the current Independence month.
I wish to acknowledge the dynamics of the Music and Creative Arts
community," Minister Lewis said, during a press conference at the
Preserving Our Coral Reefs' Artworks by Uriah McPhee students opens at D'Aguilar Art Foundation
- May 21, 2021 - 9:43:12 AM
Bud Light bottle caps representing treasures in a treasure box,
plastic water bottles formed into the shape of fish, colorful yarn for
the legs of an octopus, coca cola soda cans shaped into sting rays and
green painted pasta noodles decorating a turtle are just a few of the
recycled and everyday objects the students of Uriah McPhee Primary
School have used to transform the studio of the D’Aguilar Art Foundation
(DAF) into a rainforest of the sea.
Wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis -- Mrs. Patricia
Minnis of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister clipped the
ribbon Thursday, May 20...
National Arts Festival Now Online with 400 Entries
- May 20, 2021 - 5:10:12 PM
With some 400 entries, and 800 participants over 10 islands, the
2021 Digital E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications
began this week, and entries from around The Bahamas are currently being
featured on the Festival's Facebook Page.
Senior Cultural Affairs Officer with responsibility for the
Festival and Organizing Secretary Sonovia Pierre said that the teachers
had been "very excited" about the Festival, and the opportunity it
affords their students and community...
Minister Lewis visits National Art Gallery
- Mar 9, 2021 - 5:26:16 PM
Newly-appointed Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Iram Lewis joined Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier,
Under Secretary Montez Williams and Executive Director of Culture Rowena
Poitier-Sutherland in meeting with National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Director Amanda Coulson and her team members at the NAGB, on March 9,
Bishop Simeon Hall presents a copy of His book to the Governor General
- Feb 4, 2021 - 2:37:52 PM
Bishop Simeon B. Hall, Senior Pastor Emeritus, New Covenant Baptist
Church (pictured left), presented Governor General His Excellency the
Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith a copy of his book, 'A Few Reasons You
Don't Look Like the Hell You've Been Through,' during a courtesy call at
the Office of the Governor General on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
Transforming Spaces 2020 Virtual Art Tour is successful
- Nov 25, 2020 - 1:50:19 PM
The Transforming Spaces Committee’s first ever Virtual Art Tour Premiere
which took place November 14 & 15 was a huge success as ticketed
patrons were able to experience the artwork of the seven art spaces:
Central Bank of The Bahamas’ Balcony House, D’Aguilar Art Foundation,
Doongalik Studios, Project I.C.E., National Art Gallery of The Bahamas,
New Providence Art & Antiques, University of The Bahamas - via Zoom
over the weekend from the comfort of their homes.
Originally scheduled for the end of March, the popular annual Art Tour had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Art Studio pivots to offer at-home products, DIY Paint experiences to combat tech 'overload'
- Nov 20, 2020 - 5:04:58 PM
Since mid-March, remote work, virtual learning, video conference calls
and binge-watching during lockdowns have become the new normal for
Bahamian families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The increase screen time
could lead to what researchers are describing as tech ‘overload’. Local
business Big Picture Paint & Sip Studio is using creativity to
combat this constant need for connectivity by pivoting to offer clients
at-home paint kits and curated craft boxes for kids as an additional
product and service category.
The art studio located at 8 South
Buckner Square Sandyport is currently operating online. Big Picture was
in the first wave of business operators to close as a result of the
Emergency Orders. ..
Transforming Spaces 2020 announces new virtual tour
- Oct 22, 2020 - 8:07:28 AM
Seven months ago the Transforming Spaces Committee was all excited
and prepared to roll out their sold-out annual TS2020 event when the
unexpected, invisible COVID-19 pandemic appeared, and closed down all
The Committee remained vigilant, however,
closely monitoring the situation, and wishes to sincerely thank their
loyal patrons for their understanding and patience during the long wait!
Poised to move forward at the earliest opportunity...
The Governor General Signs the Book of Condolence for the Late Pastor Hugh Roach
- Sep 21, 2020 - 2:54:01 PM
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith
signed the Book of Condolence for the Late Pastor Hugh Roach at the
William Thompson Auditorium, Jean Street, on Monday, September 21,
2020. His Excellency also conveyed his condolences to the family.
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
Arlene Nash-Ferguson presents book to Minister Rolle
- Sep 6, 2020 - 8:35:54 PM
Educator, cultural icon and author Arlene Nash-Ferguson (centre)
presented a copy of her book 'The Gentle Giant -- The Story of Andre
Rodgers' to Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha
Rolle, on September 4, 2020 during a courtesy call at the Ministry.
Also pictured is Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier. Minister Rolle had
a brief chat with Mrs. Nash-Ferguson and her husband Silbert Ferguson.
Also present for the courtesy call were Under Secretaries Montez
Williams and Renee Bullard.
(BIS Photo / Eric Rose)...
Preserving the Peace on our Piece of Earth
- May 22, 2020 - 8:05:02 PM
Over-the-Hill is Eden,
it is the garden
in which we live
it is holy ground
take off your shoes
when you go through
when you pass by
there are those of us
who are worshiping,
many of us in prayer...
Students learned new culinary skills and techniques at Young Chef Conference
- Mar 19, 2020 - 3:17:18 PM
'Sous vide,' ' molecular gastronomy,' 'gastriques' and 'fumes' are
among the culinary jargon that budding student chefs attending the 4th
annual Young Chef Culinary Conference were introduced to.
Chef Jamal Small encouraged students through live demonstrations to
learn these modern techniques in molecular cuisine and incorporate them
into their dishes...
Pop, Soul, and R&B received star treatment at National Arts Festival
- Mar 12, 2020 - 3:20:02 PM
Pop, soul and R&B songs received star treatment from young singers,
on March 11, 2020, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
New Providence Adjudications, at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Stapledon
(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
Primary School Singers Showcased on First Day of National Arts Festival in New Providence
- Mar 12, 2020 - 2:11:59 PM
Primary School students were the first singers showcasing their talent
on the first day of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival New
Providence adjudications, held at the Holy Trinity Activity Centre,
Stapledon Gardens, on March 9, 2020. Young soloists sang jazz, theatre
and Broadway songs, while students from Queen's College and St. Andrew's
International School performed as choirs.
(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
University of The Bahamas: Transforming Spaces 2020
- Mar 12, 2020 - 11:50:14 AM
The Visual Art Department at the University of The Bahamas (UB) will
present a group exhibition entitled “Process & Material” for this
year’s Transforming Spaces. Curated by Assistant Professor Heino Schmid,
the exhibition will be displayed in the Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate
Centre and include works by present students, faculty and recent
As the title suggests, the exhibition hopes to engage
with the audience in terms of the diversity of creative methodologies
and application of traditional media in the growing landscape of visual
art in The Bahamas...
Drummers showcase their rhythm at the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
- Mar 12, 2020 - 9:15:15 AM
Young drummers had the chance to showcase their rhythm in the Best
Junkanoo Drummer sub-genre, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts
Festival New Providence Adjudications, held at the Church of God
Auditorium, Joe Farrington Road, on March 10, 2020. Of note, along with
a number of second-generation drummers and two female drummers were two
students from Treasure Cay, Abaco, who now reside in the capital.
Instrumental Music Adjudicator Lou Adams commended the drummers and
encouraged them to listen to other legendary Junkanoo drummers...
National Arts Festival - Songs from Musicals and Movies
- Mar 11, 2020 - 8:09:24 PM
Students showcased their prowess with songs from musicals and movies,
during the second day of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
New Providence adjudications, at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Stapledon
Gardens, on March 10, 2020. From St. Andrew's International School,
Samantha Sands showed her talent with "Burn" from "Hamilton"; Jayden
Ward crooned "Fly Me to the Moon", which was made famous by Frank
Sinatra and appeared in movies; Samantha Martinborough sang a song from
"Legally Blonde"; Lauren Simms showed her range with "Love is a
Plaintive Song" from Gilbert's and Sullivan's "Patience"...
Stringed Instruments, Piano Featured on Monday at the National Arts Festival
- Mar 10, 2020 - 4:45:03 PM
Students performing on piano and stringed instruments were the first to
take part in the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival New Providence
Adjudications, on March 9, 2020, at the Dundas Centre for the
Performing Arts. Piano and String Adjudicator Dr. Dion Cunningham
encouraged the students and gave them pointers on their craft. Also
present from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture were Senior
Cultural Affairs Officer with responsibility for the Festival and
Organizing Secretary Sonovia Pierre, Wendell Demeritte, and Osano
Spanish Wells Students Shine in the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
- Feb 28, 2020 - 8:35:41 AM
Students at the Samuel Guy Pinder All-Age School in Spanish Wells,
Eleuthera, showcased their talent through music, drama and visual arts,
as the school was the first stop for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts
Festival 2020 Adjudications, on February 26, 2020. Of note, Kemel
Scott, Jordyn Brown and Wes Underwood played the piano; Aurora Knowles
sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"; eighth-grader Dinero St. Phar
performed drama; and a group of students played the chimes. The
Festival’s adjudication team is currently in Eleuthera until February
28, and will be in Andros the following week.
(BIS Photos/Eric Rose)...