|“From Columbus to Junkanoo Workshop Series” Nov 26 and Dec 3, 2016 @ The NAGB|
Workshop Description: “Instructors: Jackson Petit and Bernard Petit; Location: National Art Gallery of The Bahamas; Age Group: Adults-age 18 and over; Cost: $25 Members/$35 non-members (inclusive of materials); Time: 10am-3pm. The NAGB is pleased to engage the dynamic duo of painting, Jackson and Bernard Petit, who will lead the 'From Columbus to Junkanoo Workshop Series' - a hands-on workshop based on their skilled practise in the painting genre which comes with over 15 years of experience. Participants will be guided through the completion of an acrylic painting. This two-day workshop will also introduce students to key fundamentals of good picture making, from the technical to the conceptual with still life as the subject matter. Some of the principles discussed throughout the workshop will be composition, accuracy in drawing, color and color theory, understanding form and modeling, lighting and materials. The work and knowledge explored during the workshop can be translated to any genre of painting. RSVP by November 21st, 2016 ...” — Read more: The NAGB-From Columbus to Junkanoo Workshop Series and The NAGB-Facebook
Exhibition Description: “'From Columbus to Junkanoo' features work that references historical events in The Bahamas from the 14th century to the present day. The exhibition first opened in Santiago, Cuba in July 2015 as a component of the Bahamian delegation at the Fiesta del Fuego. Showcasing a cohesive collection of modern, contemporary and conceptual artworks, “From Columbus to Junkanoo” guides viewers through an informative and comprehensive timeline, encouraging critical thought about how these events have impacted today’s society...” — Read more: The NAGB-From Columbus to Junkanoo and The NAGB-Facebook
About NAGB: “Housed in the historic Villa Doyle, built in the 1860s and lovingly restored in the 1990s, the NAGB preserves the National Collection of Bahamian Art, part of which is on permanent display on the ground floor. Upper galleries engage the history of Bahamian Art and Visual culture and support contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through temporary exhibitions. The NAGB also has an extensive public program schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education workshops, and a free public art library.” — Read more: The NAGBFor further information: The NAGB-From Columbus to Junkanoo Workshop Series, The NAGB and The NAGB-Facebook. For further information about the show: The NAGB-From Columbus to Junkanoo. Related Article: Spring exhibitions open this week.