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DOONGALIK STUDIOS ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER
January 2015 — Volume 9 Issue 1—
1— HAPPY NEW YEAR !
20 Village Road Open Mon - Wed 10am – 4pm / Sat 9am—1pm

P.O. Box N-1207▪ Nassau, Bahamas ▪ Tel (242) 394.1886 ▪ Email:doongalikart@batelnet.bs
Website: www.doongalik.com ▪ We are also on Facebook—facebook.com/doongalik
PROMOTING THE VISION: ”By the Year 2020 more visitors will be attracted to The Bahamas by Bahamian Art,
Culture and Heritage than by sun, sand and sea.”

NANCY MALONEY’S ‘A PLACE IN THE SUN’ OPENS THE 2015 GALLERY SEASON
ARTIST WALK & TALK FRIDAY, JAN 16 AT 6PM
EXHIBITION CLOSES FRIDAY, JANUARY 30

Born and raised in western Michigan, Nancy fell in love with
The Bahamas on her first trip to Nassau over twenty years
ago. Since then, she has been inspired by the sea, the architecture, and the Family Islands of The Bahamas.
Nancy has been working in watercolor since she was a teenager. Although not formally trained, she has taken workshops
from nationally acclaimed artists like Frank Webb, Charles
Read, and Diane Faxon; and has studied at the Art Students
League in New York. She favors seascapes, and landscapes
as subjects, but also produces interiors and still life studies.
In her hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut, Nancy has received awards from local art associations and has held numerous one-man shows at local galleries. Her work is in private
collections in the United States and The Bahamas, and appears in the book, Love & Responsibility, The Dawn Davies
Collection. Nancy divides her time between Nassau, where
she has a home in Lyford Cay, Connecticut, where she raised
her family, and her native Michigan.
The artist describes her journey as an artist and the subjects
that inspire her: “As a young person, I loved to draw, and the
time spent in art class and drawing and painting on my own
was the beginning of my lifelong interest in art. It is my good
fortune to have lived in and travelled to inspirational places.
As a child, I was taken to boat yards with my father while he
sanded and varnished his racing boat, and to this day, I am
inspired by sailboats in or out of the water, and of seascapes.
The Bahamas presents its own challenges for an artist. The
color of the water is such that it almost looks unbelievable if
you are fortunate enough to mix the right color. The skies are
almost touchable, and inspiration abounds. “
This is Nancy’s first solo Exhibition in The Bahamas and she is
pleased to be showing at Doongalik Studios.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
‘A PLACE IN THE SUN’ OPENING PHOTOS
RECENT & UPCOMING SHOWS
TRANSFORMING SPACES & NEW ITEMS

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BOOTLEG CHOCOLATES RETURN FOR A
SWEET ENCORE AT DOONGALIK!
The December Christmas-themed Creative Nassau Market at
Pompey Square was another huge success with 7 new vendors
and musical entertainment provided by a talented Bahamian saxophonist. The Markets will continue in full swing this year. Come
and celebrate with us this month
on FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 from
9am—6pm!
Grand Bahama’s delicious handmade chocolates, caramels and
truffles returned for a Christmas
showing along with crisp wines! The
chocolates are available for sale at
the Gallery!

UPCOMING SHOWS

The Gallery ‘s calendar of events is filling up:
FEBRUARY
Saturday, 21st
Woodturning Show with works by
Robin Hardy, Jeremy Delancy and
David McGorrin
MARCH
Friday, 20 —Sunday, 22
Transforming Spaces 2015 (see more
information on Page 3)
APRIL
Watercolour Exhibition - more details
to follow
MAY
Exhibition by Nastassia Pratt & Friends

The Christmas
spirit
permeated the air in
downtown
Nassau with his
sweet melodies

Gevon Moss of The
Downtown Nassau
Partnership was the
featured guest on Jeff
Lloyd’s (2nd left) Radio
Show at Pompey
Square this past Friday
to talk about all the
exciting events being
produced by collaborating partners who are
actively developing and
promoting activities in
the City’s centre.
Creative Nassau’s
Market was highlighted
by Pam.

NEW ITEMS

It’s a new year and that means it is
time to share a sneak preview of the
upcoming Transforming Spaces Tour!
The popular art tour via bus, which is
Nassau’s most acclaimed visual arts
event, will feature seven stops this
year. It will include one new venue at
Baha Mar, along with The D’Aguilar Art
Foundation, Doongalik Studios, Hillside House, Liquid Courage, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and
The Pro Gallery at Popop Studios!
There will be Opening and Closing
Events, and this year will also feature
a new Film Series with Kareem Mortimer as well as a Lecture Series leading up to tour days on Saturday and
Sunday, March 21 and 22. There will
be a morning and afternoon tour on
Saturday and one morning tour on
Sunday.
This year’s event is open-themed and
Doongalik will be curated by Holly
Bynoe www.hollybynoe.com who,
along with Michael Edwards, recently
curated and opened the exciting NE7
Exhibition at the National Art Gallery of
The Bahamas!
Please keep an eye out for the official
Press Releases as well as news about
the new updated website. There will
be more information in next month’s
newsletter.
We look forward to hosting our dedicated patrons as well as introducing
new art bus travelers to this enjoyable
experience!

JIGSAW BAHAMAS—these 63, 100 and 140 piece
puzzles were a hit over the holidays and make wonderful gifts for all ages!
DAWN
DAVIES Her
second book
is so much fun
and shows the
wide range of
her decorative
eye! I thoroughly enjoy
these amazing
displays
of
creativity!

SUE KATZ has
delivered three
new collages
which always
reflect an interesting approach
to her subject
matter!

SUE BENNETTWILLIAMS is such a
multi-faceted talented
lady! This little cookbook, which she has republished with her exquisite illustrations, is
just the right size and
packed with recipes of
delicious Bahamian
delicacies!