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February 2018 — Volume 12 Issue 2 - Happy Valentine’s !
20 Village Road Open Mon, Tues, Wed 10am – 4pm - Selected Saturdays 9am-1pm
P.O. Box N-1207▪ Nassau, Bahamas ▪ Tel (242) 394.1886 ▪ Email:
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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.”

A diagnosis that Lucas was high
on the Autism Spectrum placed
him as a student at Every Child
Counts school for ten years. Lu-
cas is presently enrolled at For-
est Heights Academy in Marsh
Harbour where he is completing
tenth grade. Over the past two
years with the help of his father,
Jim Kaighin, he has become pro-
ficient in turning coppice hard-
wood. He is also an avid collec-
tor of shells and coins and he
Lucas Kaighin, a 16 years old teenager from loves to spend time beachcomb-
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, will open the first ing for more treasures."
solo exhibition in Nassau of his art work enti- The Exhibition will be on display until
tled “Explosion” on Friday, February 23 from Wednesday, February 28.
According to his mentor, local Abaco artist Jo
Bradley: "Lucas has been painting original
watercolours and acrylics since he was three.
Even at that early age his brilliance and
power with colour and brush was evident.
Lucas' preferred style is abstract, portraying
emotions and subjects in bold strokes and
slashes, ribbons and delicate etchings in the
paint itself. His art is compelling and I often
learn as much from him as I give!”
Lucas‟ mother, who introduced him to finger
painting, stated: “I am always amazed at Lu-
cas‟ talent as he displays such control and
authority over his work. Lucas has held sev-
eral exhibitions in Abaco and his work has
caught the attention of art collectors and gal-
lery owners in both The Bahamas and the UPCOMING EXHIBITION „EXPLOSION‟ 1
United States. He is extremely excited to be
exhibiting in Nassau! DOONGALIK & CREATIVE NASSAU NEWS 2&3

Below is a preview of what you can find at the This will be the 14th annual TS Art Tour by bus;
market this week. We hope you can join us! There will be two days of touring available - Saturday and
Sunday , March 17th & 18th from 9am—1.30pm;
Salad Mix ● Spinach ● Kale ● Avocado
Carrots ● Globe Tomatoes ● There will four gallery stops on the Tour:
D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Doongalik Studios, Hillside House,
Plum Tomatoes ● Thyme Tea ● and The Current at Baha Mar which will be a stop on the tour
Red/Orange/Yellow Bell Peppers ● for the very first time;
Moringa Tea ● Local Fruit Lemonade ● There will be food and drink at each of the stops;
Coconut Oil ● Herb Infused Salt ● Tickets will be available by February 14 at Doongalik, The
Lobster Tacos ● Lion Fish Tacos ● Place for Art, and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas;
Cranberry Sauce ● Pepper Jelly ● Patron parking and the bus depot will be at
Coconut Honey Wheat Bread ● Campbell’s Maritime Centre next to Xavier’s School;
Butter Parker House Rolls ● Buses will leave PROMPTLY at 9am;
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread ● Olive Each bus will have a dedicated and knowledgeable Tour
Bread ● Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread ● Guide on board to provide you with interesting info and excit-
Garlic Rosemary Pull Apart Bread ● ing dialogue about the Bahamian Art scene;
Coconut Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
Soy Candles ● Healing Oil ● Anti-Ageing ARTWORK AT MARINA
Serum ● Charcoal Soap ● VILLAGE , PARADISE
24—Please join us for
the best in Bahamian art,
music, crafts and food in
beautiful surroundings
where visitors and Baha-
mians mix and mingle to
share Bahamian culture!
Creative Nassau has had an amazing few weeks of proud
moments and collaborative achievements with our many
valuable partners! In this newsletter we would like to high-
light the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with
the Department of Forestry in the Ministry of the Environ-
ment & Housing, which will allow us to work together to
ensure the mapping, research, protection and sustainability
We were honoured to have a booth at the 3rd An-
of the indigenous straw palms and other foliage used in the
nual Tru Tru Festival last weekend where a
Bahamian straw craft
‟splendiferous‟ time was had by all—young and
old, Bahamian and visitor, snake and birds!! Photos kind courtesy of P. Neko
Meicholas show (1) Minister
Congratulations to the Bahamas Hotel and Tour- Romauld Ferreira (left) and
ism Association for another successful event and Forestry Director Christopher
Russell (2) President Pam sign-
check out the fun activities on their Tru Tru Baha- ing (3) VP Patricia signing , as
mian Festival facebook page!! Forestry Officer Danielle Hanek
Culmer looks on (4) the hard-
We thank all of those creatives who signed up for working team of the Department
the first ever „Orange Economy‟ database survey of Forestry with CN – all smiles !
which will be powered by Dennis Deveaux of
KPMG! The online survey will be available shortly
on the Creative Nassau website—Stay tuned!
We also caught up with some special people dur-
ing the two days on site! Photos kind courtesy of
Rosemary C. Hanna and Dionne Benjamin-Smith