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DOONGALIK STUDIOS ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER
May 2016 — Volume 10 Issue 5
20 Village Road Open Mon, Tues, Wed 10am – 4pm / Sat 9am—1pm

P.O. Box N-1207▪ Nassau, Bahamas ▪ Tel (242) 394.1886 ▪ Email:pam.burnside@doongalik.com
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 merely sun, sand and sea.”

Elkino Dames’ ‘IT’S GROWING’ Exhibition opens May 26
It‟s Growing‟ a
collaborative art
exhibition featuring
new
works by Elkino
Dames and his
art students at
the L.W. Young
High School will
open
at
Doongalik
on
Thursday, May
26 from 6.30pm
– 9pm.
“The inspiration for this show came from the child-like
faith that exudes from my students as they created
work using water based paints. I wanted to be able to
hold a collaborative show to showcase their talents
along with mine as my gesture of appreciation to
them as they leave the protective walls of school and
enter the world of work and maturity,” stated Dames.

Art Workshops for 3 years. His last solo exhibition, “The
Beauty of Maturity” was held in 2014 at Hillside House.
Dames is hopeful that students will visit the exhibition in
order to increase their awareness of the burgeoning
interest in the visual arts in The Bahamas.
Gallery owner, Pam Burnside, agreed: “there are so
many naturally gifted persons in this country so we are
always happy to give them the opportunity to showcase
their talent. Creativity and the arts are a positive way to
express oneself and make an honest living. We look
forward to welcoming the local and visiting public to the
exhibition.”
There will also be a silent auction of a piece of Dames‟
work during opening night with proceeds being donated
to the annual Art Supply Drive, a fundraising effort
spearheaded by Doongalik and the National Art Gallery
of The Bahamas which provides art supplies for public
school art programmes in Nassau and the Family Islands.
“It‟s Growing” will be on display until Wednesday, June
15.

“The exhibition is divided into three segments. The
first, „She is Intuition‟ will encompass the body of my
new work and is emblematic of female intuition, foresight and wisdom. The Book of Proverbs eloquently
states: „her worth is more valuable than precious
stones.‟ We are also aware of the many writers who
describe females as oracles and clairvoyants.”
The second segment will showcase the students‟
work and is based on the work of Marc Chagall‟s
„American Windows‟ (circa 1977) which incorporates
design elements of line, shape and colour. The third
segment, „We Fly…We Swim‟ will encompass more
of Dames‟ work demonstrating the beauty of nature in
creatures that fly and swim.
Dames completed his Bachelor of Education degree
in Secondary Art at the College of The Bahamas in
2011, and he has participated in several group art
exhibitions over the years. He has been the art teacher and Junior Administrator at L.W. Young since
2008, and has also taught at the RBC Finco Summer

IN THIS ISSUE
“IT‟S GROWING” EXHIBITION
DOONGALIK CURATES AT LPIA
PENNY‟S PHOTOS & CREATIVE NASSAU

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DOONGALIK STUDIOS OBTAINS CONTRACT WITH LPIA TO CURATE
12 AIRPORT SHOWCASES
Doongalik Studios is extremely honoured to have been chosen to curate the 12 showcases at the Lynden Pindling International Airport which consist of five upright showcases in the U.S. Departure Lounge, and seven wall showcases in the downstairs interstitial arrival corridors.
A proud Pam Burnside stated: “I would like to thank LPIA for this wonderful opportunity to display the talents of Bahamian artists and artisans to our local populace as well as the many visitors passing through the airport! Doongalik’s close association with visual artists, as well as with artisans from Creative Nassau, made us well suited to
draw from the awesome pool of Bahamian talent and produce these dynamic displays. The overall theme for this
inaugural display is “...more than just sun, sand and sea”, and each showcase has its own theme. I thank this
group of over 50 artists for collaborating with me, including Bahama Hand Prints who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year! I must also express my gratitude to Neko Meicholas who custom designed all of the amazing
graphics for the decals, as well as The Sign Man the company that produced and installed them. Their brilliant colour adds a special attraction to the displays!”
All of the products displayed are available for sale and detailed information can be found on the Doongalik website
www.doongalik.com under “LPIA”. The displays will be changed after several months and Doongalik welcomes the public’s
feedback and suggestions! All photos below courtesy of Donald Knowles

PENELOPE’S (pictured below left) BIRTHDAY CHARITY FUNDRAISER OPENING ON MAY 1st WAS INDEED A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON OF ART & MUSIC WITH THE SOUNDS OF THE RHYTHM & YOUTH BAND AND THE STRING CITY VIOLINISTS! THE
ART EXHIBITION IS STILL ON DISPLAY UNTIL SATURDAY MAY 21st AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THREE WORTHY CHARITIES! Check this link for a taste of rake & scrape! https://www.facebook.com/doongalik.art/videos/1143835448973877/

STRAW DOCUMENTARY LAUNCH Photos courtesy of Rosemary C. Hanna & Neko Meicholas

Creative Nassau is extremely proud of this achievement, and thanks those persons who came to the Launch on
May 5 when the 15-minute documentary was shown after an address by the film’s writer and producer, PatriciaGlinton-Meicholas (below centre). Guests were also treated to a display of straw products by CN Market artisans
as well as tasty refreshments! Creative Nassau extends special thanks to its sponsors:The Counsellors Limited,
Jackson Burnside III Library Fund, Cable Bahamas Cares, and Arawak Homes for making the film possible, recognizing that this important part of traditional Bahamian heritage must be told, preserved and protected for future
generations! Stay tuned for information on future public viewings, and purchase your own DVD or Blu-ray copy,
now available at Doongalik Studios.

MAKE IT A POINT TO VISIT THE CREATIVE NASSAU MARKET IN POMPEY SQUARE
EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 9am—5pm WHERE YOU CAN FIND ’TRUE
TRUE’ BAHAMIAN MADE PRODUCTS—SUPPORT BAHAMIAN INDUSTRY….
BUY BAHAMIAN, BY BAHAMIANS!

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