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February 2019 - Volume 13 Issue 2—Happy Valentine!

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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.”



Outten Exhibition photos 1
Doongalik & TS2019 News 2
TS (cont’d) & Creative Nassau News 3
The Chris Outten Exhibition closes next Saturday, March 2 so be sure to come in to view it! We were happy to
host students recently from the artist’s school, Trinity Christian, as well as from C.W. Saunders whose art
teacher , Shammond Hanna, worked at Doongalik years ago!
is in full swing ISLAND
each Saturday, so happens
be sure to check it Saturday,
out from February 23 and
9am—1pm! March 9 & 23
Felicity Johnson’s book “The
Black Prince of Grant’s We also have the new
Town” sold out—the reprint Junkanoo Colouring Book
is now available at the gal- (with crayons) produced
lery for sale! The public is by the JCNP in stock!
invited to her presentation at
the Bahamas Historical Soci-
ety on Thursday, February 28

ment of one of TS‘s founding members, the late Jack-

son Burnside, who stated that ―by the year 2020, more
persons will visit The Bahamas for its art, culture and
heritage, rather than merely for its sun, sand and sea.‖
TS Executives, master artist Antonius Roberts and
Pam Burnside, are spearheading this multi-year project
which has its roots within the Bahamian community.
Last September, TS established a partnership with
Lend a Hand Bahamas (LAHB), a registered nonprofit
organization formed in 2014 to bring local, national,
Transforming Spaces (TS) 2019 is gearing up for its and international opportunities and activities into the
annual art bus tour which will be taking place on Satur- community by running a core hands-on curriculum cen-
day and Sunday, April 6 and 7. Slated to be another tered on 4H programming. The organization opened
inspiring art event, this year‘s theme ―Sustainability – I their newly-refurbished Neville and Nora Dorsett Com-
Have A Dream – I Am the Dream - We are the Dream‖ munity Center in historic Lewis Street off East Street
is already bearing fruit. last October. A home in Lewis Street, which is still
standing, is where Dr Martin Luther King resided when
Having started since September 2018, the theme will he first visited with Sir Randol Fawkes in November
extend into the year 2020 to highlight the mission state- 1958. Another lesser known fact is that Dr King also
wrote his famous ―I Have a Dream‖ speech whilst visiting tiveness of the initiative. Within just a few weeks of its
the island of Bimini in The Bahamas a decade later. inception, the positive dynamic resulting from this art
In recognition of Dr King‘s visit to The Bahamas in 1958, and creativity combination has generated enormous
Rosalie Fawkes, the daughter of Sir Randol, was invited excitement, community spirit, and hope through the
to make a presentation at the community center on Janu- rejuvenation of this depressed area, one mural at a
ary 26 for the benefit of the residents of the area. Entitled time.
―He Came to Lend Support‖, she gave a riveting account
of those transformative times in Bahamian history. It was
a fitting tribute to take place during the month marking

Students from the public high schools in the area,

the January 21 Martin Luther King Day holiday in the along with University of The Bahamas art students
U.S. Bahamian master artist, Max Taylor (centre left) was and professional fine artists, are also collaborating on
also on hand to confirm his participation. the project as the murals continue to enhance the
area. The project is being carried out in collaboration
with the Atlantis Resort, the American Embassy, the
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), and
private law firm Glinton, O‘Brien and Sweeting (GSO).
Watch this space for more information on TS2019,and
log on to the website at
Photos courtesy of Ed Dorsett, Rosemary Hanna & Rosalie Fawkes

These historically significant events have been the inspi-

ration for the TS theme. Drawing on the power of art to
transform communities in a positive way, TS is integrat- We extend sincere congratulations to our two
ing art and culture into the LAHB programme by the crea- SeaWords Haiku contest winners!!
tion of amazing murals along the ‗Wall of Respect‘ that
was initiated in 2014 by community resident and junka-
noo artist, the late Deon McHardy, aka Slime whose art-
work will remain as drawn in his memory.

The first TS mural allowed participation by the children of

the community, who are the main focus of the centre‘s
programmes and have become sustainable stakeholders
as the project continues to enhance the reach and effec-

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