Saturday, December 7, 2019

National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - NAGB News - Dec. 6th, 2019

This edition of the NAGB newsletter is full of holiday cheer. There are fun events for kids, wholesome gatherings for families, and exciting initiatives for friends. Additionally, we are pleased to share more about the upcoming "Refuge" exhibition that will show captivating and creative insight from many artists post-Dorian. Happy holidays from the entire NAGB team. We look forward to celebrating with you!
A Christmas ARTernoon at the NAGB
This year's ARTernoon initiative will feature many holiday-themed and fun events for the whole family. Specially designed for everyone, 4 and over, under the theme "A Storybook Christmas"; parents are encouraged to participate or observe their children as they create an original piece of art all their own. Join us this Saturday from 12 noon - 4:00 p.m. here at the NAGB for a family-oriented event.
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"Refuge" Exhibition Opening
"Refuge” is an exhibition that was conceived to uplift and give space to visual artists and writers in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The works on show—many from artists in our Family Islands—are the result of an open call to respond to this devastating and impactful moment in Bahamian history, while providing a space for reflection and community. This event will be held under the Patronage of the Right Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis.

Join us on December 19th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. This and all NAGB Exhibition Openings are FREE and OPEN to the general public.
More About Refuge
Open Studios with Sue Katz
The NAGB invites you to an Open Studios session with Sue Katz on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 starting at 5:00 p.m. The informal conversation will look at her practice as it relates to her the expatriate experience, Jewish heritage, and making a home away from the home you grew up in.  
Sue Katz has been living and working in The Bahamas for 28 years. Her roots may have originated in the US, but they now find themselves firmly planted here in The Bahamas. This duality of holding onto migrant and diaspora identities is, to many, part and parcel of living here. Her practice of collaging, layering, and reworking images from advertising and family archives speak to the experience of living and carving out a sense of self when displaced and re-rooted (and indeed re-routed) elsewhere. 
Her solo exhibition in the Project Space runs from November 28th, 2019 through January 12th, 2020.
Learn More About Open Studios With Sue Katz
NAGB Film Series Presents
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Jack longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere! A great family film for all ages, the story teaches us that it is alright to try new things, even if they do not go as planned.
Join us on Thursday, December 12th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public. We will have popcorn for sale. Come out and spend a little of your Christmas holiday with us.
Learn More About the NAGB Film Series
Holiday Tour & Mixed Media Store Sale
The NAGB is adding to the season’s festivities with a special Holiday Tour on December 15th starting at 12 noon. Additionally, we will host a mini craft fair and sale at our Mixed Media Store!
More About Holiday Tours and Sale
Angelika Wallace-Whitefield's HOPE IS A WEAPON. initiative began as a street art/graffiti tagging public project in the 9th National Exhibition at the NAGB in 2018. T-shirts were made to continue the goal of spreading motivation through the islands coupled with street tags. The shirts allow people to carry the phrase with them and spread the message even further. Post Dorian, Angelika successfully raised funds to be donated to survivors at a Pop Up event at the NAGB.

We encourage the public to support this worthy initiative on Sunday, December 15th at the NAGB from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Remember, hope is a weapon when used as one. 
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