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How Lucky We Art! - Apr 25, 2017 - 10:46:47 AM

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For the third consecutive year, Nassau-based law firm Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (GSO) has joined hands with the Transforming Spaces Annual Art Tour to provide more than two dozen public school students with the opportunity to experience mixed-media art whilst connecting with participating artists.

During this year’s tour, students from R.M. Bailey, C.R.Walker and Government High, along with GSO attorneys Andrew O’Brien and Johanna Mayson, staff and management visited six local galleries: Doongalik Studios, National Art Gallery of Bahamas (NAGB), The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Popop Studios Art Gallery and Antonius Robert’s Studio & Art Gallery at Hillside House...
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The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition - Apr 23, 2017 - 8:33:22 AM

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Deadline: May 13, 2017...


The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society is offering a unique opportunity to young persons who are interested in a career in the Performing Arts. They are hosting a Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition to win a spot at the French Woods 3-week Summer Camp in upstate New York this August. Kids will be able to interact with other talented and creative kids in the areas of singing, acting, music and dance. Must be 13 years to 17 years old to apply...
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Bahamian student artist wins prize - Apr 16, 2017 - 7:12:12 PM

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On Friday, March 17th, The Scarfone/Hartfold Gallery of the University of Tampa opened its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition featured student works selected through open call submissions. The submissions ranged from mixed media paintings, installations and three dimensional artworks. About forty different artworks were displayed.

This year, the exhibition was judged by Julie Heffernan, Professor of Art at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Honorable mention awards were given, and awards in the categories of Best 3-Dimensional Work, Best Portraiture, Best Installation, Best 2-Dimensional Work, etc. Bahamian emerging artist, Jodi Minnis, won best 2-dimensional work for her video, Paranoia...

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"33: 'til now" Opens at The Pro Gallery April 13 - Apr 10, 2017 - 4:42:05 PM

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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 artist.
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Third Wood Turners’ Show Opens on April 8 at Doongalik - Apr 8, 2017 - 1:54:25 PM

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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.

This 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...
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Bahamian artist / author transforms pain into purpose - Apr 6, 2017 - 10:48:49 PM

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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...
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"Perfect Wedding" wins Best Overall Stage Production at the TWIRPs - Mar 31, 2017 - 1:48:33 PM

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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 mingle.

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..."
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National Arts Festival Dedication to Dance at the Dundas - Mar 30, 2017 - 7:27:28 PM

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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.

The 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...
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Bahamian Project Unveils Its Largest Exhibition Ever At Central Bank Gallery - Mar 29, 2017 - 1:06:52 PM

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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...
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Dance Gets Underway at the National Arts Festival This Week - Mar 28, 2017 - 12:05:33 PM

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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...
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Bahamas All Stars Marching Band participates in St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Mar 24, 2017 - 11:01:08 PM

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The Bahamas All Star Marching Band has done it once again by representing our country well in another unforgettable performance abroad.

The name “Bahamas All Stars” should be very familiar; this is not their first performance for an international audience.

Since 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...
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Danny Glover to be featured in Bahamas acting masterclass - Mar 23, 2017 - 8:20:59 PM

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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”...
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Doongalik Studios prepares for Transforming Spaces 2017 - Mar 23, 2017 - 3:55:19 PM

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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.

Doongalik’s 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...
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Jacquelyn Dean of Evangelistic Temple Presents Her Book to the Governor General - Mar 21, 2017 - 10:52:47 AM

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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...
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Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival Closes Out Successful 13th Year - Mar 17, 2017 - 10:45:10 AM

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Hundreds of visitors and locals packed Regatta Park in Georgetown, Exuma for the thrilling13th Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival.

The festival, under the theme “ Celebrating Our Bahamian Roots” brought together the best in Bahamian food, games, music and culture on March 9-12.

The event is especially important for the island as many tourists from all over the world look forward to participating in the festival...
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Grand Bahama art class exhibition inspired by Georgia O'Keefe - Mar 15, 2017 - 2:25:44 PM

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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 abstracts...
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Bahamian Project Photographers Preserve History Through Portraiture - Mar 14, 2017 - 11:25:04 PM

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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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Drama... Drama at the National Arts Festival! - Mar 13, 2017 - 12:17:33 PM

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Drama, drama it was at the National Arts Festival this week. 

Talented school children, pictured, performed before judges, teachers, and family members at Holy Trinity Activity Centre as the festival continues in New Providence.

Photos enclosed...
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JCNP Recognizes BTC For Its Commitment to Culture - Mar 13, 2017 - 7:37:16 AM

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BTC was recognized for its commitment to culture during the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence’s (JCNP) Annual Awards Banquet.

BTC 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 beneficial partnership.

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...
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Grand Bahama Playwright Competition Set for March 26th - Mar 11, 2017 - 1:54:54 PM

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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..."
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