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Volunteers Needed to Help Create NAGB Community Sculpture Garden
By National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB)
Apr 22, 2016 - 12:39:36 PM

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NAGB Director Amanda Coulson and Consultant and botanist Dr Ethan Freid of The Bahamas National Trust’s Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve helping to clear out the brush for the new Sculpture Garden at the NAGB.

As many locals and repeat visitors have noticed, West Hill Street has been undergoing a facelift. Now the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is asking for its community to get involved to take the transformation a step further.

The vision is the development of a Sculpture Garden on the property adjacent to the NAGB’s building. Over the course of 4 days in early April, under the guidance of botanist Dr. Ethan Freid, from the Bahamas National Trust’s Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera, and with the assistance of volunteers and residents from the community, the plot’s shrubbery has been tamed and tentative walking paths have been laid out as a way to access the site from West Hill Street directly to the NAGB’s main entrance.


Rendering by Jess Malms shows different options of the front wall showcasing either mosaics, artwork or bougainvillea.


Artist Katrina Vanderlip's rendering of the path that will lead from West Hill Street (top) directly to the breezeway and main entrance of NAGB (bottom left).


Katrina Vanderlip with a donated bench.

Another clean up will be taking place this weekend, April Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th from 10am to 3pm each day. The NAGB is sending out a call to one and all from the community to come and get involved in the creation of a community park. Come on out and make your mark on this historic neighbourhood.

Implements for the dirty work will be on hand (shovels, wheelbarrows, picks) and all participants are asked to bring good energies, a sun hat, smiles and a pair of work gloves. For more information, please feel free to contact the Gallery at 328-5800 or 328-5801.

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