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This Saturday on ArtOvation w/TaDa radio: Debbie Ferguson and Jackson Petit
Nov 3, 2011 - 10:08:22 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas -   ArtOvation with TaDa is a weekly one-hour radio show covering Issues, interviews and introspection related to the developing and emerging arts and entertainment industries of the Bahamas.

This  Saturday, November 5th tune in to  ArtOvation live on Star 106.5 FM  www.star106fm.com


Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is a Bahamian sprint athlete who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres. She had her first major successes with the Bahamian 4×100 metres relay team, winning gold at the Pan American Games and World Championships in Athletics in 1999, and taking another gold at the Olympic Games the following year. She won her first individual gold medal at the 2001 World Championships – having initially won silver, gold medallist Marion Jones was later disqualified.

She won an individual Olympic medal in 2004, taking bronze in the 200 m. Injury ruled her out for the whole of 2005. She is the current 200 m national record holder with a best of 22.19 seconds. Her 100 m best (10.91) is the second fastest time by a Bahamian after Chandra Sturrup.

Ferguson attended St Andrew's School in Nassau, Bahamas and graduated in 1994.

Ferguson graduated from University of Georgia from where she launched her senior athletics career since which she has gained medals at the Summer Olympics, IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games.

In 2002 she was appointed as an ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, she set the championship record in the 100 metres and in the 4×100 m relay with the Bahamian team, recording a personal best of 10.91 seconds in the individual event.

(via Wikipedia)



www.petitartgallery.blogspot. com

Read about Jackson's recent Central Bank grand prize win here

Jackson Petit (born 1983, Nassau, The Bahamas) was educated at The College of The Bahamas and Toronto Film College, Toronto Canada. From 1998 to 2004 he was a participant in the FINCO Summer Art Workshops and has taken part in numerous group exhibitions. He won The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art competition six times in various categories and received top honors in the CLiCO Caribbean Art Competition in 2003.

Petit began as a painter and his art is in many private and public collections including that of actress CCH Pounder, Jim Coyle, Art Educator Sandra Illingworth and Lyford Cay Manor. From 2004 to 2006, he acted in several theatre plays and designed and built sets. He has recently turned his focus to filmmaking. After taking a Filmmakers Workshop and screenwriting series, he worked as a production assistant and has produced several of his own short films. Jackson and his brother Bernard operate the company Small Art Pictures. He is currently working at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas developing art related film and video projects.

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