Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Transforming Spaces annual art tour set for March 16, 17

Transforming Spaces 2013 Committee members

By Pamela Burnside

Nassau, Bahamas - Galleries and artists are gearing up for Nassau’s most exciting event in visual art—the Transforming Spaces art tour. Tickets are now on sale for this two day bus tour set for March 16th and 17th which will be making stops at eight participating galleries.

Last year’s tour under the theme of “Fibre” challenged artists to use indigenous materials in innovative ways, treating viewers to a fascinating exploration of local materials and impressive displays. This year, the tour will revert to its traditional format where each participating gallery curates their own space, spotlighting and celebrating Bahamian art through a wide cross-section of artists and practices.

The tour will begin earlier at 9:30 am and have a new point of departure. Whereas in years past, patrons gathered at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, they will now depart from Dockendale House on West Bay Street in buses provided by Bahamas Experience Tours (the event’s official transportation Sponsor), allowing for the NAGB to become a formal stop on the tour with their exhibition “Single Sex”. Offering a range of interpretations on portraits of females exclusively by female artists, the NAGB display will provide a refreshing spin on traditional portraiture.

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