Saturday, September 28, 2019

National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - NAGB News

National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

Our commitment to actively nurturing and provoking a healthy cultural ecosystem is absolute. Therefore, the NAGB will continue to deliver programming that is creative, compelling and educational, while driving the newly launched We Gatchu: Sanctuary After The Storm and Donation Drive initiatives to support our community when it is most needed. We've also launched an Open Call for new creative works, which along with other exciting, engaging and community-minded events are highlighted in this issue of the newsletter.  
Open Call
"Refuge" is an Open Call for works to artists and creatives, of The Bahamas and its diaspora, who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian. All disciplines of creative practice (art, storytelling, poetry, performance, and more) will be accepted. Special material support and consideration will be given to artists from Grand Bahama and Abaco.

The closing date for submissions is November 11th, 2019. All will be invited to attend the opening reception of "Refuge" on Thursday, December 19th, 2019.
Open Call Criteria
Donation Drive
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, the NAGB has partnered with various organisations to support relief efforts. Our Donation Drive has helped more than 250 families and we look forward to facilitating this initiative in the days to come. We encourage the continued donation of non-perishable items as they will go a long way in the recovery process. 
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We Gatchu
Let's Heal Together
This conversation with Jamaican novelist Patricia Powell and Bahamian writer Helen Klonaris, will focus on alternative healing modalities - energy medicine and shamanic practices. The historical relevancy of how these ways of healing the body and soul are not new or alternative but are essentially a part of our birthright will be a key area of focus. Together, we will discuss how we can use elements of these practices to bring back joy and well being to traumatized communities in the aftermath of Dorian.
This Way to Healing
We Gatchu
Diggin' Deep + Letting Go
The NAGB will host an Open Mic Night as part of our We Gatchu: Sanctuary After The Storm initiative. The spoken word, poetry, and storytelling are known to be great ways to heal and find solace. All are welcome on this journey of personal restoration, as this event is free and open to the public. Diggin' Deep and Letting Go will take place on Friday, October 18th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Seek Sanctuary Here
Open Studio
Kachelle Knowles
The NAGB invites you to an Open Studios session with Kachelle Knowles on Saturday, October 5th, 2019, starting at 5:00 p.m. The informal conversation will look at a collection of work supported by Knowles' current Project Space show at the NAGB titled "Bahamian Man Since Time."
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4th Sunday Evolves
The NAGB will be adding fabulous elements to the 4th Sunday experience. You can learn more about artworks through tours while the kids spend time playing! Please be reminded that the museum is now FREE of charge for Bahamians and residents until the end of December. Please share the word and visit us today! The public is welcome to view the exhibitions, tour the sculpture garden, relax at the Amphitheater, or book a tour.
Tour & Play Info
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