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)...
‘Awakening’ Art Exhibition to open March 2
- Feb 25, 2020 - 9:38:52 AM
Doongalik Studios announces a new exhibition entitled “Awakening” by
Katerina Kovatcheva that will open on Monday, March 2 from 6-9pm.
“Awakening” is an interesting showcase of 30 paintings dealing with a
variety of subject matters in various mediums.This is the artist’s
second solo exhibition at Doongalik, and her audience is always very
receptive to her range of offerings.
The artist states: “As an
artist, I am interested in creating works of art that call for the
participation of the audience to the same extent as my own involvement
Black Food Bookstore & Culture Shop opens storefront to feed the mind, body and soul
- Feb 17, 2020 - 9:00:24 AM
In Q4 of 2019, local e-commerce retailer Black Food Bookstore &
Culture Shop expanded its retail operations to include a physical
storefront on the corner of Robinson Road & East Street. Today, the
community-focused business is already seeing the benefits of combining
its online presence with a brick-and-mortar outlet.
is a celebration of all things African. The brand collaborates with
vendors and artisans in The Bahamas and throughout the African Diaspora
to curate a unique collection of books...
61st E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival begins
- Feb 15, 2020 - 8:00:19 AM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture launched the 61st E. Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival at the National Art Gallery, February 13,
2020. Officially declared launched by Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle (addressing audience second from right)
the festival showcases the talents of Bahamians throughout the
archipelago in dance, drama, arts and crafts and music. Adjudications
begin with Eleuthera and propel through the islands, from north to
south, finishing up in the north, in Grand Bahama...
Transforming Spaces 2020
- Feb 12, 2020 - 9:27:41 AM
Boasting sixteen years as the premier art festival in The Bahamas,
Transforming Spaces (TS) returns this Spring to offer art enthusiasts,
collectors, and visitors alike another unique experience totally
immersed in the contemporary Bahamian art scene.
Last week the
TS Committee announced plans for its highly anticipated annual event
scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 28 - 29th, 2020. Although the
event’s highlight is the art bus tour weekend, this year will include a
series of events...
Junior Junkanoo Panorama
- Jan 31, 2020 - 9:00:05 PM
School children in colourful Junior Junkanoo panorama in Rawson Square
on Bay Street, January 30, 2020.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
Meet Author Paul King at “From Cat Island He Came” Book Signing
- Jan 20, 2020 - 12:45:18 PM
Local author Paul King will be signing copies of his new book From Cat
Island He Came at Chapter One Bookstore on Saturday, January 25, 2020,
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. During the event, King will read excerpts from the
book and share his experiences growing up in Cat Island.
memoir, part history lesson, From Cat Island He Came is a snapshot of
life on the remote island from the mid 1940s to early 1960s. The author
grew up in the small, close-knit settlement of Dumfries on the northern
end of Cat Island....