Friday, November 30, 2018

The NAGB celebrates all things Bahamian

 The NAGB brings in the holiday season with lots of fun-filled festivities this December! Beginning with a free film on December 6th and wrapping up with an evening of jazz on December 21st, there is something for everyone at the NAGB. Join us for our Arternoon, an artists talk, musical performances and the much anticipated opening of the National Exhibition 9 (NE9) "The Fruit and the Seed" on Thursday, December 13th!

Tis the Season for Bahamian Art and Merriment!
Christmas Arternoon at the NAGB

December at the NAGB will be filled with holiday fun as we bring in the Christmas season with a special Arternoon for kids that is all about colour and prints! Join us on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 for some batik fun, then help us decorate our Christmas tree. Create a design, use it to make a one of a kind batik placemat, then show it off to family and friends! Lunch is included plus a few surprises.

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Join the Arternoon fun!
Music, Exhibitions, Films and more!

"Bahamian Son" celebrates our families!
Hosted by Bahamian filmmaker and NAGB film programmer Travolta Cooper, the NAGB Film Series continues with "Bahamian Son." It is an international, independent feature film based on actual events from the life of writer Reggie Henderson. The story follows Kevin as he sets out to find his father whom he has not seen in more than thirty years.

This and all screenings are free and open to the public. We will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out and spend this wonderful fall evening with us.

Spend a special evening with us!

Willis and the Illest Spices up the Season!
The NAGB is bringing you a FREE live performance by Willis and The Illest as a part of “A Season @ Fiona’s Theatre” on its new date Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Willis and The Illest is a dub-style reggae band fusing rock, hip-hop, jazz and other genres into its musical sound, spreading peace, love and unity through their soulful, energetic performances.
The theatre is going to fill up quickly so make sure you arrive early to secure your seat!
Get into the groove!

Carlos Bain lights up your NAGB with his refreshing take on Junkanoo

Avid Junkanoo practitioner, Carlos Bain, lights up the Project Space (PS) room for the month of December with a refreshing take on the traditional elements of the annual festival. Using crepe paper, bright colours, organic shapes and the congregation and crowds in the festivities, Bain broadens the representations around Junkanoo and the connectivity of the spirit of communing together.

You are invited to celebrate the works in "Second to None" which will be on view from Saturday, December 8th, 2018 through Sunday, January 20th, 2019. 

Carlos Bain is Second to None

Robert Longo @ The NAGB
The NAGB is thrilled to present an artist’s talk and Q+A with U.S. artist Robert Longo. Known for his stunning photo-realistic black and white drawings—usually drawn from media and news sources—Longo’s work is both seductive and deceptive.

The talk will be held on Monday, December 10th, starting at 9:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public with a special invitation to practising artists, journalists and students. Come to hear this renowned artist delve into his practice and worldview.
World-Renowned Artist at Your World-Class Museum!

All Are Invited: NE9 Opens on Thursday, December 13th

The 9th National Exhibition (NE9) supporting the work of over 30 Bahamian artists, will open under the title “The Fruit & the Seed" on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 6 p.m.  The night will be filled with festivities, entertainment and celebrations, honouring the evolution of Bahamian contemporary art with socially unique projects that enliven conversion and rekindle the fire of the telling of our stories.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature seasonal entertainment and refreshments.

"The Fruit and The Seed" Opens!

Jazz Etc. Brings More Flavour to the Holidays

We’re ending 2018’s “A Season @ Fiona’s Theatre” with a the smooth sounds of Jazz Etc. on Friday, December 21st beginning at 7:30 p.m. Get away from the hype and madness of the Christmas rush and join us for a relaxed evening that is all about an authentic, passionate, musical experience. Christmas never sounded so good.
Christmas never sounded so good!
Articles + Announcements
News + Essays 
Faceless, (2018). Laurie Tuchel. Oil, newspaper, thread, push pins, on linen with Plexiglass frame. 30"x40". Image courtesy of the artist.
"Yin" Calls Forth a New World of Feminine Transformation
The past two years have been extraordinarily difficult on the psyches of women around the globe. Newsfeeds are full of disturbing stories of sexual assault, the falls from grace of several male celebrities and cultural icons, and the pulling back of dark curtains revealing immense pain and abuses of power in all sectors of our society. Social commentary abounds on how the enormity of this abuse was allowed to go on for such long periods of time. Women from all levels of society began to speak out in large numbers, bringing what was hidden behind closed doors, out into public view.

Read more about "Yin" in this provocative essay by By Ilene Sova, Hon BFA, MFA.

Capturing feminine power and beauty!
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