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
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.
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.
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.
The NAGB will host anOpen 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.
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."
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 endof 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.