Friday, April 1, 2011

The Artists of Grand Bahama Have a Spring in Their Step

It is SPRING TIME. Everything is coming comes to life; more flowers in bloom, the green world becomes greener, outdoor enthusiasts are more active with home improvements, in the garden, on the trail and on the seas. It a time of regeneration and celebration as many religions observe special holidays during this period.

It is easy to understand why spring is a favorite time of year for many people and it is easy to see why the artists of the GBAA have a spring in their step.

Spring means the opening of the Grand Bahama Artists Association Spring Art Exhibition and Sale at the Rand Nature Centre in the Glory Banks Art Gallery.

This spring is a special for the GBAA as it marks its sweet sixteenth year.

As the artist of the GBAA once again present their works we reflect what the world would be without the beauty expressed through the hearts of our artists. Whether the artist is an amateur or professional, their shared vision is important to a society. It is art that will remain for centuries as nations as cultures rise and fall.

Art lovers and patrons will appreciate the works of local and international artists showing in the Gallery along with emerging artists, who have not yet shown or sold their work in commercial settings. A variety of styles and media will be displayed for viewing and purchasing pleasure.

It is often said that beauty truly is “in the eye of the beholder” and that art is completely subjective. Yet we can appreciate the arts and those who courageously share their visions with the world. One does not have to be an artist or critic to truly identify with the visual arts. Opportunities to view and experience an art form broaden, enrich and inspire.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Glory Banks Art Gallery. It is a place where anyone of any age can take that first or continuing step into the world of art – either as an artist or one who simply appreciates art. It is important that we support the arts…it is good for our spirit.

The GBAA Spring Art Exhibition and Art Sale will be on view at the Rand Nature Centre from April 1st to April 25th, Monday to Friday 8.30 to 4.30 and Saturday from 8.30 to 2 pm..

For more information about the art exhibition or to become a member of the Grand Bahama Artists Association, please contact Del Foxton at 353 4333.

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