Monday, April 23, 2012

Freeport's Mobilize the Earth Art Exhibition

What does Marilyn Monroe, a Princess of the Bush, Fossil Fuel, Bees Wax, Atlantis, the Bali Queen, a Blue Heron, Over Fishing and the Bahamas National Trust have in common?

Well as many people and organizations around the world gather to observe the 40th anniversary of International Earth Day 2012, the Grand Bahama Branch of the Bahamas National Trust is celebrating at the Rand Nature Centre with many events including the MOBILIZE THE EARTH Art Exhibition that addresses these varied subjects.

Presenting the Art Exhibition are members of the Grand Bahama Artists Association who are showcasing subjects, styles and techniques that focus on the many aspects of the environment.

In the exhibition there are abstract works made of materials derived directly from the earth representing the beauty of nature, marred by the human need for fossil fuel consumption, African masks carved from a cut tree discarded and left for someone else to remove, a 10 pound world globe made from newspaper, a coconut shaft collection and many artistic renderings depicting the landscape, flora and fauna of our surroundings.

The Exhibition displays the works of Sheldon Saint, Gail Woon, Steve Stubbs, Eva Dehmel, Bob Tarzwell, Ken Heslop, June Pelecanos, Portia Colebrooke, Jacki Boss and Del Foxton.

On Saturday April 28th from 8.30 to 2 pm at the Rand Nature Centre many artists will be on hand to discuss their art and present demonstrations of wood carving and papermaking.

Other events on April 28th include a Nature Walk, Puppet Show, Food and Fresh Market.

The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday from 8.30 am to 2:00 pm. Admission to the Glory Banks Art Gallery is FREE.

And how does Marilyn Monroe fit into the picture…come find out. Mobilize the Earth Art Exhibition is on view from April 23, 2012 until April 30, 2012.

More information from Del Foxton 242 353 4333.