May 2019 - Volume 13, Issue 5
PROMOTING THE VISION:
"By the year 2020, more persons will visit The Bahamas for its Art, Culture and Heritage rather than merely for its sun, sand and sea."
Gallery hours: Monday - Wednesday 10am-4pm / Saturday 9am-1pm
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Penelope Nottage's Annual Event "Young Artists of The Bahamas" opens on SUNDAY, MAY 26th from 3pm - 6pm for just one week. It will close on SATURDAY JUNE 1 at 1pm.
The Exhibition showcases the artwork of students and emerging artists throughout the archipelago. This is a wonderful opportunity to view their talents and purchase their works! Please support this event!
You can also listen in to the radio interview with Penelope on the Creative Nassau Radio Show aired on Island Radio 102.9FM by logging on to the Creative Nassau website at www.creativenassau.com under the Radio Show page!
TRANSFORMING SPACES DONATES TO
LEND A HAND BAHAMAS
LAHB Programs and Facility Coordinator, Mitsyann Burrows (left) looks on as Founder, Lucas Metropolus (2nd right) receives the donation from TS Executives, Antonius Roberts and Pam Burnside in front of the first mural that was produced in conjunction with the Center’s students. Photo: Keisha Oliver
Transforming Spaces' (TS) 15th
anniversary Art Tour entitled “SUSTAIN: I Have A Dream – I Am the Dream - We are the Dream” was a resounding success, having transported close to 300 patrons over the April 6 weekend to visit five art galleries (D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Doongalik Studios, Hillside House, The Current at Popop Studios, and the University of The Bahamas), together with allowing them to view their Dream Wall of Respect Mural project in Lewis Street, as well as
Atlantis’ Marina Village Art Walk.
anniversary year has achieved various goals,” stated Treasurer and Master Artist, Antonius Roberts. “When we started this art tour event in 2004, we wanted to expose the best in Bahamian art and artists to the local population, as well as to establish a strong enough foundation for the next generations of artists to build upon. We have been consciously developing our plan to ensure that Bahamian art has the right environment in which to flourish amongst an appreciative audience, both local and foreign.We are now moving towards highlighting the 2020 mission statement of one of our founding members, the late Jackson Burnside, who stated that ‘by the year 2020, more persons will visit The Bahamas for its art, culture and heritage, rather than merely for its sun, sand and sea.’
“Our partnership with Lend a Hand Bahamas (LAHB) www.lendahandbahamas.org
, a registered nonprofit organization formed in 2014 to bring local, national, and international opportunities and activities into the community of Lewis Street, has added a new and valuable dimension to the mix. The Dream mural project, which started last year, allowed us to positively impact the lives of the residents of this area, both young and old. We are grateful and proud of the opportunity to work with the community center because this art journey has blossomed way beyond its original parameters which demonstrates its success, so we intend to continue to nurture the dream!”
In keeping with the TS tradition of donating part proceeds of the annual event to a worthy cause, Roberts, together with TS Secretary Pam Burnside, recently presented a cheque to LAHB Founder, Lucas Metropolus at their Neville and Nora Dorsett Community Center. “We are extremely grateful to Transforming Spaces for their continued partnership as we work towards improving the lives of others as well as important cultural and historic areas of Nassau,” stated Metropolus who was in town for the community center’s fundraising event.
The public is encouraged to view the Dream Wall murals , as well as the plaque erected in memory of the visit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on Lewis Street!
ONLY ONE MORE DOONGALIK FARMER'S MARKET SCHEDULED FOR THE SEASON
The final Doongalik Farmer's Market for the season will take place this Saturday, June 1 from 9am - 1pm. As the hot summer months are upon us, we will take a break until the new season in September/October. Please note that Season Sunshine will still be on the porch on Saturdays with their usual fare as well as seasonal Bahamian fruits and goodies!