Artist Dave Smith exhibits in two exhibitions in March. Smith, who lived and taught in The Bahams for many years, now lived in Los Angeles, but will be present at his upcoming exhibitions at the Central Bank Art Gallery and Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts. The show at the Central Bank will feature Smith’s new paintings, while the show at Popop consists of photographs of Nassau movie theatre marquees in the 1970s and 1980s. The shows will run concurrently from March 1 April 1, with openings at the Central Bank on March 11 at 6 p.m. and Popop on March 17 at 6 p.m.
“Variations on a theme”, an exhibition of quilts produced for a design challenge, opens at Doongalik Studios, Village Road on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6 9 p.m. For more information contact the gallery at 394 1886 or email [email protected]
“A Great Eye: A Love Story between the Collector and his Acquisitions”opened at the D’Aguilar Art Foundation on February 10. A show select artworks acquired by Vincent D’Aguilar, and curated by Jackson Burnside,”A Great Eye”will be up until March 24. Call 357 9263 or email [email protected] for more information.
NE5 is up at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. This year the biennial National Exhibition carries a theme for the first time in its history:”The Carbon Footprint: Bahamian Artists’21st Century Response to the Environment.”The NAGB is located on West and West Hill Streets and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibition tours are given but require advanced reservation. For more information contact the NAGB at 328-5800/1 or at e-mail: [email protected] or visit www.nagb.org.bs.
The Second All Ceramics exhibition is scheduled to take place in October 2011 at Doongalik Studios. A call for works has been put out by organizer, Jessica Colebrooke. For more information contact her at 324 3533 or [email protected]
St. Andrew’s School presents”Spotlight”, a night of poetry, dance, music and drama on Friday, March 11. The event features presentations and performances by Telcine Turner-Rolle, Patricia Glinton Meicholas, Obediah Michael Smith, Marion Bethel, Adrian D’Aguilar, The Bahamian Dance Theatre Company and more. The event will be held at the school’s auditorium on Yamacraw Hill Road from 7 9 p.m. Proceeds will assist the Scholarship program at the school. Tickets are$20 for adults and$5 for students. For more information contact the school at 324 2621.
The Bahamas Writers Summer Institute is now accepting applications for its 2011 workshop. To be held from Tuesdays Thursdays, July 4 28, the workshop includes instruction in Fiction(Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming), Poetry(Marion Bethel), Memoir(Helen Klonaris), Playwriting(Ian Strachan)and Screenwriting(Maria Govan). Seminars on Caribbean Literary Imagination(Toni Francis)and Critical Theory(Krista Walkes)will also be offered. Renowned Caribbean author, George Lamming, will be the Guest Writer. Registration is$400. Scholarships and grants are available. High school seniors and COB students are encouraged to apply. For application forms or more information contact BWSI at [email protected] or call 325 0341.
The Nassau City Opera will stage the opera”Porgy and Bess”from July 5 11 at the Rainforest Theatre under the patronage of Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes. The production represents the inauguration of the company directed by Dr. Cleveland Williams. On April 22 the NCO will perform”The Passion and Crucifixion of the Christ”at Christ Church Cathedral. For more information about the NCO and its productions contact Dr. Williams at 376 2864.
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