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© DOONGALIK STUDIOS ART GALLERY NEWSLETTER

July 2018 — Volume 12 , Issue 7—Happy 45th Independence Bahamas!
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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.”

“Reflections” Exhibition opens Wed, July 18 from 6-9pm
Harbour Island, Bahamas.
After attending the Convent
School and the All Age Public
School, the Principal Mr. Pat-
rick J. Bethel advised her
mother, Nurse Rosa Sada
Johnson to take her to Nassau
to attend Aquinas College. It
was there she was able to nur-
ture her artistic as well as her
academic gifts. During those
years she was very much in-
A new exhibition entitled “Reflections” by Noella Smith volved in church activities that led her at the age of
opens next week Wednesday consisting of over 40 ab- seventeen to enter a life of service. This led her to the
stract paintings that the self-taught artist has been work- next phase of her life which was calm and quiet. She
ing on for a period of years which are a reflection of her eventually moved on to other interests.
past experiences.
Presently she serves as a Benedictine Oblate of Saint
“I find art to be an expressive, reflective activity which
Martin Monastery and enjoys the freedom which ac-
relaxes me and allows me to transfer my feelings onto
companies retirement. God has always been, and
paper,” stated the artist. “I began drawing and painting as
remains, the centre of her life from which she draws
a hobby for my own benefit, but since I have developed
her guiding principles.
this body of work over the years, I was encouraged to
The artist extends sincere thanks to her great grand-
mount an exhibition for the public to enjoy as well. This
mother, mother, other relatives, and the Benedictine
will be my first formal exhibition at Doongalik, encour-
Sisters of Saint Martin Monastery. A portion of the
aged by the positive feedback I have received from the
proceeds from the event will be donated to Saint Mar-
gallery and other artists who have viewed my work.”
tin Monastery.
Pam Burnside, owner of Doongalik, expressed her pleas-
The exhibition will be on display until early August.
ure in hosting the Exhibition. “I met Sister Noella for the
first time last year and was excited to see the level of her
work. There are not many Bahamians who are abstract IN THIS ISSUE
artists, so I wanted to expose and promote her art to the Upcoming ‘Reflections’ Art Exhibition 1
public.” The Place for Art student show photos 2
Noella Lanora Smith was born on a quaint and beautiful Creative Nassau - SeaWords news! 3
THE PLACE FOR ART STUDENT’S ART EXHIBITION OPENING PHOTOS
The talented art students at The Place for Art ranging in age from 6-16 years, proudly showed off their
art work to parents, family, friends and the public last month in the school’s 17th exhibition! The future
of Art in The Bahamas looks very promising based on the results of this well attended event!

ATLANTIS ART WALK UPDATE THE SCORCHING HOT SUMMER MONTHS
ARE DEFINITELY UPON US! AS A RESULT,
THE ATLANTIS ART WALK WILL NOW BE
HELD INSIDE THE COOL AND COMFORTABLE
AIR CONDITIONED CORAL TOWERS CORRI-
DORS FROM 2pm—10 pm ON THE 2nd AND
4th SATURDAYS DURING JULY AND AUGUST.
SEE YOU THERE THIS SATURDAY, JULY 14 !!
MEGAMERGERS JULY ACTIVITY AT DOONGALIK
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