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November 2018 — Volume 12 , Issue 11—Happy Harvest!

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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.”


an etching course in the U.S. Etching is a labour

intensive, time-consuming process which allows
the artist to develop textures in various ways. As
an artist he believes that one should never stop
learning as there are so many different art forms
to be pursued.
True to his Bahamian roots whilst growing up
over the hill in Nassau which he claims “is where
the culture lives”, Taylor is paying homage to
these roots by displaying images of the magnifi-
cent silk cotton trees, as well as the clapboard
houses that are found in abundance in these
areas, images that he has loved all of his life.
Doongalik Studios is proud to announce the open-
ing of the first Bahamian group print show entitled Taylor is committed to also providing weekly
„Imprint‟ on Friday, November 30 from 6-9pm. The demonstrations of the print making process at
Exhibition will feature the works of master artist, the gallery, and is looking forward to as many
Max Taylor, along with Sue Katz and Kendra students as possible visiting the exhibition. He
Frorup. reminisced about the time he spent during the
annual FINCO summer workshops in the 80s
The idea of a group show of Bahamian print artists providing printmaking courses for eager art stu-
was something that Taylor has wanted to do for dents, and he is very pleased with the amount of
years. Teaming up with Katz and Frorup will make younger artists who are pursuing print courses.
for an interesting exhibition, as each artist will be
bringing their own style of printmaking to the mix.
Well known as the Bahamas‟ premier printmaker,
particularly for his large and elaborate wood cuts, „Imprint‟ Group Exhibition, Nov 30 1
Taylor has spent his life as an artist pursuing all Johnson‟s Book Launch, Dec 2
manner of printmaking, having recently completed SeaWords Literary Festival Success 3
‘IMPRINT ‘Exhibition (continued) on. “I am not afraid to use color, When I am work-
A relative newcomer to the world of printmaking, ing I use various patterns, colors and images that
Katz, who trained as an illustrator and is known I feel connect on a design level—these choices
for her stellar paper collage work, first started are never random.”
take printmaking courses ten years ago by at- Bahamian sculptor Kendra Frorup, who is cur-
tending workshops in Santa Fe and Chicago as rently an Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the
well as in Florence, Italy. She was attracted to University of Tampa, is excited to be a part of this
the fact that printmaking had a graphic quality print trio. She also uses her memories growing
and style and she felt that it was an opportunity to up in Nassau as an influence in her art. Welcom-
work with a different medium which would take ing the opportunity to study in the United States,
her to another level of creativity and thus give her she began to create representational images that
the chance to combine many of her artistic ele- showed a commonality with her culture. Gil De-
ments. She was ready to step outside her box. Meza, one of her former professors at the Univer-
Although she found it quite challenging, she was sity of Tampa, stated, “Her creations are works
determined to find her own unique style. which exhibit both poignancy and invigorating
Her work consists of a variety of mark making humor. She is a dreamer of the first magni-
techniques using graphite and crayon on mostly tude….the viewer is never left disappointed or
smaller abstracts, with a few figures, all heavy on hungry.”
color, an element that she would not compromise The Exhibition will be on display into Jan 2019.


The Black Prince of Grant’s Town is a biography / memoir

of Johnson’s father, Basil L. I. Johnson, C.B.E., D.F.M
(1920 – 2004). Basil Johnson’s life is a walk through our
nation’s history spanning 80 plus years of significant
change. The book provides invaluable insight into impor-
tant events such as unionism and the 1958 General
Strike, The Bahamas’ involvement in World War II, The
Electricity Department ,and the treatment of World War II
veterans by the Government of the Day.
Basil Johnson emerged as a national hero when, in 1941,
he travelled to England to represent the then colony in
World War II in the Royal Air Force. He became a flight
engineer with 156 Squadron in the elite Pathfinder Force
of Bomber Command, and survived forty-five missions
flown over enemy territory before returning home to his
beloved Bahamas.
As President of the Bahamas Branch of the Royal British
Legion for 57 years, Johnson became fondly known as
―The Poppy Man‖ as he visited schools and businesses
distributing poppies and explaining their significance.
Basil was a son of Hay Street, Grant’s Town like his child-
hood neighbor, former Governor General Sir Orville Turn-
quest Q.C. who writes of the pride the Hay Street families
experienced in their ―over-the-hill‖ boy’s adventures in the
November 9-11 DEEMED A SUCCESS!!
Attendees at the recent SeaWords Bahamas ALIV Literary Festival enjoyed a
weekend engrossed in the wonder of words! STILL TO COME: The Official
Launch of the SeaWords Magazine as well as the announcement of the winners
of the Haiku Poetry Contest. Please check the website and facebook pages for
updates. Access our online version of the magazine here

We extend SINCERE THANKS to ALL of our incredible SeaWords Team, sponsors, volunteers, presenters and the general
public for supporting this inaugural endeavour!! Photos courtesy of Rosemary C. Hanna and Neko Meicholas