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DOONGALIK STUDIOS ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER
August 2015 — Volume 9 Issue 8
20 Village Road Open Mon , Tues, Wed 10am – 4pm

P.O. Box N-1207▪ Nassau, Bahamas ▪ Tel (242) 394.1886 ▪ Email:pam.burnside@doongalik.com
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PROMOTING THE VISION: ”By the Year 2020 more visitors will be attracted to The Bahamas by Bahamian Art,
Culture and Heritage than by merely sun, sand and sea.”

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS & SUPPORTERS:
Doongalik’s new email address is pam.burnside@doongalik.com

IDB’S 2015 ART CAMP EXHIBITION OPENING PHOTOS

Under the theme “Positive Energy for Positive Change”, the exhibition of art work produced by approximately 50 students of a
Summer Art Workshop sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with Creative Nassau and the
North East Pastors Alliance, was a tremendous success! The
Bahamas Country Office of the IDB launched the Summer Art
Workshop as a part of their mandate - ‘Improving Lives by Engaging in Local Communities’. The workshops were held at two
community locations: Bethel Baptist Church on Meeting Street,
and Gladtidings Tabernacle on Kemp Road. The students, ranging from 9 – 14 years of age, were mentored by art teacher, Yutavia George and architectural student, Kirkwood Deal, whose
goal was to tap into their creative minds and provide a channel
for their expression through the arts. The students also produced

murals in their respective neighbourhoods. Astrid Wynter, Representative of the IDB’s Country Office Bahamas stated: “The IDB
intends to continue to foster such partnerships and outreach especially with respect to serving the needs of youth in our surrounding
communities. The Bank is planning to support the continuation and
expansion of the summer creative workshops with a complementary afterschool program later this year.”

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
IDB ART CAMP OPENING
NEW ITEMS & ASD 2015
CREATIVE NASSAU NEWS

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NEW ITEMS

THE NEW SCHOOL
YEAR IS HERE….IT’S
TIME TO BRING IN
YOUR GENTLY USED
ART SUPPLIES,
DONATE TO THE ASD
FUND, AND COME OUT
TO THURSDAY’S FUN
EVENT!

ROBIN HARDY—Occupying a traditional ‘old home’ means that maintenance is a constant. Pieces of discarded native Abaco pine from the upstairs porch have been refashioned by Robin into these beautiful pens with
an exquisite desk set for me (below)! Look at the wonderful grain lines on
this wood!

HENRY DAVIS—Speaking of ‘down home’ items, we welcome Henry
and his exciting new duo of Stories of The Bahamas, in particular from Cat
Island, along with an accompanying CD of songs in the traditional acapella
style— the official Launch is coming soon!

On Thursday, August 27th, 2015, from 11am—7pm one artist and one musician will take to Pompey Square for an 8-hour live art and music showcase.
Dubbed “Freestyle: Outside the Lines pt. 1,” Allan P. Wallace, of recent
celebrity salt portraiture fame, and Arthol Gibson, local hip-hop and chill
house DJ also known as Ampero, hope to raise funds in support of two very
worthy causes.
Both artists recognize the importance of giving back to their respective artistic communities and helping make things a little bit easier for the next generation of young Bahamian creatives. Chosen as beneficiaries of the event
will be the Art Supply Drive, which raises gently used or new art materials to
ease the financial burden of art students in the government school system.
The Rhythm ‘N’ Youth Rake & Scrape Ensemble, born out of Gerald Cash
Primary School, is another fantastic initiative led by Nathaniel Adams that
ensures the cultural sustainability of our most precious traditional musical
expression.
According to Wallace, “I want to give back […and at this event] I’m going to
be out there wildin’ out, just painting. That’s why I wanted to be a part of it.
Freestyle should be about changing the energy of the downtown space,
creating positive vibes and connecting with the wider community.” Members
of the public are invited to bring a brush and jam with the artist and also
donate materials on site for the Art Supply Drive.

BARBARA JESUBATHAM—Straw designer Barbara has multiple talents! Along with her recently launched Straw textbook, we are now carrying her nature photographs—on canvas and in prints!

On the music side, DJ Ampero expects to surprise the audience with his
range of musical taste as well as with guests performers who will visit
throughout the day, including the talented Rhythm ‘N’ Youth ensemble.
Ampero envisions that, “the next generation [of Bahamian musicians] will
have so many opportunities and avenues available to them. I see things just
getting a bit more amplified with people seeing more opportunities to tap into
their creative value and expressing themselves.”
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit
facebook.com/supplyartbs.

Website: www.creativenassau.com Email: creativenassau@gmail.com
THE UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK’S NEW WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE AT
http://en.unesco.org/creative-cities

CREATIVE NASSAU MARKET
The Creative Nassau Markets are now being held twice a month! The next market will
be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
FROM 9am—5.30pm in Pompey Square,
Bay Street.
We welcomed several new artisans at the
last Market (pictured below). CN Member
Rosemary Hanna is now coordinating the
event which provides an excellent venue for
skilled local artisans to promote and sell
their ’true-true’ Bahamian made products
please join us!! All photos courtesy of Rosemary
C. Hanna—see many more on the Creative Nassau
facebook page

WEEKLY RADIO SHOW ON ISLAND
FM 102.9 TUESDAYS 7- 7.30 pm
The public is invited to join CN Hosts, Patti & Pam,
every Tuesday via radio with rebroadcast on Sunday at
5pm, or you can listen online at islandfmonline.com.
This Sunday’s re-broadcast will feature guest, Amanda
Coulson, Director of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas as she talks about the recent trip to Santiago,
Cuba where The Bahamas took part as the guest country for the Fiesta del Fuego! Don’t miss it!
If you would like to be a sponsor for this exciting creative
and transformational radio show, please email us at
creativenasau@gmail.com

RADIO APPEARANCES included interviews on Guardian 96.9 with Carleton Smith and for Chrissy Love’s Reality Check