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Smith & Benjamin’s
‘BAHAMIAN ART & CULTURE’
Issue No. 274

Sharing Art & Cultural News
of The Bahamas for 18 Years

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CLICK HERE to see online version.

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COVER IMAGE:
“Black” (2016)
by Bahamian artist Nowé Harris-Smith
(32"x48" / Acrylic on wood)
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This painting is part of Harris-Smith’s new one-woman
exhibition entitled “A-Figuration” which is now open until
August 7th at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

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Friday, July 15th, 2016

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Piece by Nowé Harris-Smith (Photo: NAGB)

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“A-Figuration” by Nowé Harris-Smith

NOW OPEN until August 7th, 2016
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

Figuration deals with interpretations of bodies and figures in space. Abstraction as a concept holds no concern in reproducing reality. Ironic then, when each of these seemingly disparate ideas and styles are paired with both painting and photography in relation to their respective difficult and warring histories as documentative mediums.

Nowé Harris-Smith, an emerging Bahamian artist, shows us her foray into reconciling the tension between the two battling mediums; tensions between reality and the imagined, between the ideas of bodies as symbols of our individuality but also as unifying vessels of the universality of our human experience. Painting as a medium is often illusory by nature – using a flat surface to allude to a dimensional world, until the past century where realism lost its primary hold and function.

But what happens when abstraction and removal from reality is not only applied in one medium that struggles with its history of documentation and representation, but also must contend with the birth and ubiquity of photography, a medium that esteems to reproduce images of the actual world around us? […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in NAGB’s website.

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Painting by Marco Mullings

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“Flame: Feel the Passion”
New work by Marco Mullings

Opens Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 | 7pm
Queen St. Gallery (corner of the American Embassy)

Described as perhaps the most personal show Bahamian artist Marco Mullings has ever done, the work created for this exhibition explodes with his tell-tale vibrant colour palette and images that embody life, love and passion. Fire represents life and is key to survival. The flame that burns in us inspires us to do, to care, and be passionate about the things that are important to us. Flames sometimes go out and sparks die, but where there is smoke, there is still potential for fire. Flame represents new life, new passion and a new beginning and encourages the viewer to keep the flame burning inside and to stay passionate.

For more information, contact the artist at marcomullings@yahoo.com or at (242) 436-3865 or (242) 324-3840.

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Painting by Marco Mullings

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Piece done by Bahamian artist Trevor Tucker

E X H I B I T I O N:

‘Nature’s Brush’
Work by Trevor Tucker

Opens Friday,
July 22nd
6pm–8pm
Doongalik Studios, #20 Village Rd.

Nature’s Brush, a solo art show featuring artwork by Bahamian artist Trevor Tucker, will be opening Friday, July 22nd from 6-8pm at Doongalik Art Studio #20 Village Road.

A full-time art teacher, husband and father of two, Tucker’s work focuses primarily on capturing the movement, patterns and color found in our natural environment. He has a great appreciation for floral and aquatic images which are a main theme of the show. There will be over 20 paintings on display, as well as a limited series of glass prints and ceramic work. The show will also mark the official launch of Tucker’s custom art printing services geared towards producing art on glass, tile, and metal.

A special prize of a custom printed 8-piece tile mural of St. Anselm’s Parish on Bernard Road will be up for grabs along with door prizes. Donations raised will aid the St Anselm’s Children’s Breakfast Programme that provides a hot meal for children in the Fox Hill Community, many of whom would otherwise go to school on an empty stomach. There will also be a live performance by the musical group, Ubuntu. The public is encouraged to come out and enjoy an entertaining evening of art and music, whilst assisting with an important community service.

“Nature’s Brush” will be on display until the middle of August. Gallery hours are Monday to Wednesday from 10am–4pm. For more information contact the Gallery at 394-1886 or the artist at telephone (242) 424-1878, or at trevor.tucker@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE for Trevor Tucker’s Facebook page.
CLICK HERE for Doongalik’s Facebook Page.

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C O N C E R T:

An Evening of Jazz & Cocktails

Sunday, July 24th | 6pm–8pm
Balmoral Club, Sanford Drive

On July 24, 2016, enjoy an enchanting and interactive evening of exotic cocktails and succulent cuisine, garnished with an intoxicating mix of Jazz classics, Old School Soul favourites, Soft Rock and good ol’ foot-tapping Blues—performed live by the exhilarating VICE-VERSA BAND!

“Jazz & Cocktails” provides a safe and friendly environment to reconnect with friends, network and make new acquaintances, or to just let your hair down and shake a leg! Send in your favourite song request via email to viceversa242@gmail.com for our “LIVE BY REQUEST” segment.

For reservations or information, please call 242.302.4230/1 or email: theclub@balmoralbahamas.com.

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Our “According to...” section is where we publish
the writings of persons from the local and greater
art and cultural community who express their personal
thoughts and ideas on art and culture and community.

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Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett

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Dr. Ian Bethell Bennett

Dr. Ian A. Bethell Bennett is an Associate Professor in the School of English Studies at The College of The Bahamas. He has written extensively on race and migration in The Bahamas, cultural creolisation and gender issues. His writings often speak to the curative and transformative properties of art to bring beauty, peace and healing to communities.

The creative industries

Creative industries are a ‘new’ fixture in the discussions among government development folks. They want to expand the reach of the creative industries and link these with tourism. Creative industries are about celebrating all that is creative and allowing these creative areas to generate new streams of income for the country. Music and dance comprise the creative industries. The Bahamas can create wealth from exporting music and dance, but also by attracting people to the country to enjoy our indigenous music, dance, and art, as well as our historical sites.

The creative industries are however more complex than this. One of the main areas of focus is adding value to the tangible and intangible aspects of our culture so that it can be marketed, positioned and used as a platform to further attract visitors and investment to the country. It is also used as a trade developer. So, for example, Androsia and Bahama Handprints can be used as brands that generate money through trade, but also become beacons of success and viability in unique Bahamian design. If we take this a step forward, clothing designed by Javotte Bethel, for example, if strategically marketed, can be another kind of creative emblem for Bahamian entrepreneurship and creative industry.

We have been doing this in the culinary arts but not calling it such. Often, we focus on dishes such as peas and rice, macaroni and potato salad to exemplify Bahamian cuisine, but in reality, high-level cuisine and Bahamian culture have been fused for many years, so that products produced with conch or cassava become distinctly Bahamian while adding value to the tourist experience. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Nassau Guardian.

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Bahamian artist Matthew Wildgoose

Bahamian artist tells story of The Bahamas through his art at Atlanta residency

by Jeffarah Gibson

While artists can usually find inspiration in the vibrant and noisy world around them, sometimes it pays off to retreat into a quiet working space specifically designed to get the creative juices flowing.

This was exactly what Bahamian artist Matthew Wildgoose did when he participated in an art residency programme at the Carroll House in Atlanta, Georgia. The Carroll House is Atlanta’s only residential creative retreat for artists and writers. It is the home-come-creative retreat of former NBA star Joe Barry Carroll, who started painting in his home studio several years ago.

Along with Mr. Wildgoose, artists were chosen from the U.S and Germany to receive 2016 fellowships. The two and four-week residencies began in May and included creating new art, interacting with leaders of the local art scene and attending art events. “Being my first residency, I didn’t have any expectations other than residing for two weeks and becoming immersed in my craft.” […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Tribune Weekend Edition.

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Cultivating success in The Bahamas — A labour of love

by Caribbean Export Development Agency

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word —excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. This is but one of the many qualities that is synonymous with the work undertaken, and the products supplied by Bahamian businesswoman, Rionda Godet. The self-proclaimed ‘Attornfarmpreneur’ (pronounced at-turn-farm-pruh-newer), is the founder and proprietor of Nassau-based Ridge Farms, a Bahamian agri-business firm specialising in 100% natural jams, pepper jellies, tomato and pepper sauces, and salsas.

“I am an attorney by profession, a farmer by choice, and an entrepreneur by nature. Growing things is my passion. For as long as I have known myself, I have always loved growing things - especially things that I can eat. As a child, I loved to watch for the unfolding of leaves and the budding of flowers that gave way to edible fruit. That love has remained even in my adult years, although I wafted into a very healthy legal practice”. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Bahamas Weekly.

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Portraits of nine (9) Governer Generals by artist Jamaal Rolle

43 cultural legends honoured at independence celebration

by Lindsay Thompson

The Bahamas — Recognized for their outstanding contribution to arts, entertainment, music, business, tourism, and journalism, forty-three Bahamians were lauded as “Cultural Legends” during a ceremony, July 5, held in Pompey Square, the event part of the country’s 43rd Independence Anniversary Celebrations.

It played out like a star-studded affair as one by one the honourees took centre stage in Pompey Square to receive their awards as the country heard about their accomplishments and contributions to the overall development of The Bahamas. Pompey Square, named after a slave who revolted against slavery, was elegantly decorated in the national colours of Aquamarine, Gold and Black.

The honourees, a number of them awarded posthumously, received Proclamations; and their portraits, mounted on easels, were unveiled to the audience -- the images skillfully captured by local celebrity artist Jamaal Rolle. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article and list of honorees.

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Scores attended the ‘Ceremony to Honour Cultural Legends’ on Tuesday. (BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)

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Local celebrity artist Jamaal Stubbs drew portraits of the 43 Bahamians honoured for contribution to nation building. The images were showcased during the Celebration of the 43rd Anniversary of Bahamas Independence: ‘Ceremony to Honour Cultural Legends’ held Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in Pompey Square. (BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)

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Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., speaks at reception at the Hyatt in Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday evening, July 8th;

Bahamas independence celebrated in grand style in D.C.

by Oswald Brown

The 43rd anniversary of The Bahamas’ attainment of independence from Great Britain was celebrated in the Washington, D.C. area in grand style over the weekend with a series of events highlighted by a Bahamian High Tea and Concert at the Hyatt in Bethesda on Independence Day, Sunday, July 10, that featured a sensational performance by the Bahamian gospel ensemble Shaback.

Bahamians in the diaspora were joined by a well-represented cross-section of diplomats and members of the Washington, D.C.-area business community as His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, and Ms. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., welcomed guests to a reception held in the ballroom of the Hyatt on Friday night, the first of four events. […]

CLICK HERE for more in The Bahamas Weekly.

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Ms. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., and Ms. Cleola Hamilton, MP for South Beach and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, joined in the Junkanoo rush out by Junkanoo Gawds by at the picnic held on the grounds of the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Alexandria, Virginia.

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L-R: Davinia Blair, Vice President of Advancement, Dewitt Pratt, founder of the Chan Pratt Foundation, and Elvardo Thompson, Development Officer at The College of The Bahamas.

Chan Pratt Foundation forms art scholarship endowment at The College of The Bahamas

by The College of The Bahamas Office of Communication

The Chan Pratt Foundation, founded by the family of the late Bahamian artist Chan Pratt in an effort to preserve his legacy as a forerunner of Bahamian art, has committed itself to establishing a Chan Pratt Memorial Endowment at The College of The Bahamas. This endowment will fund art programme scholarships that will assist aspiring young artists in pursuing their passion so they can then contribute to the social and cultural identity of The Bahamas.

“We are extremely pleased about the formation of the Chan Pratt Art Scholarship endowment at The College,” Davinia Blair, Vice President of Advancement exclaimed. “As The College steadily transitions to the University of the Bahamas, we believe this is pivotal in the advancement of our students, the institution, and national development as a whole,” she continued. […]

CLICK HERE for more in The Bahamas Weekly.

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BCFA President, Anthony Capron, in attendance and addressing the 2016 Friendship Forum held in the Ballroom of the Chuzhou Sheraton Hotel, on Wednesday, July 6th, in Chuzhou, China, a city in the Anhui Province; Bottom right photo shows BCFA president, Anthony Capron, and vice president, Gena Gibbs (right) who were hosted at lunch in Beijing by Xie Yuan (center), vice president, the Chinese Peoples Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. (BCFA Photos)

Bahamas culture and history emphasized at Friendship Forum in China

by Bahamas China Friendship Association

The culture and history of The Bahamas were emphasized at the 7th Friendship Forum in Chuzhou, China, July 6, in a presentation by Anthony Capron, president of The Bahamas China Friendship Association.

Mr. Capron spoke on the topic, "The role of non-governmental organizations among the historical and cultural exchanges between nations."

“In some quarters today, the thought is that Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) are going about wanting to change the world without having an inherent understanding of what the world is all about," he told delegates from more than a dozen countries, stretching from Australia to Fiji to Barbados and The Bahamas. Capron said while that may or may not be true, criticisms have come on all fronts, from many countries, and from all continents. He listed some of the names leveled at the NGOs as imperialists, radicals, and extremists. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Bahamas Weekly.

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art news & events
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Painting by Jaime Lee Loy

Trinidadian artist walks the fine line between the familiar and the unfamiliar

by Jacqueline Bishop

Sometimes art can be a little too honest. And when that happens, especially if the artist is a child, it is unsettling for the adults viewing the work. So maintains artist, Jaime Lee Loy, with whose dark scary pictures her schoolteachers in Trinidad had problems with and tried to dissuade her from doing. “My teachers in high school thought the work that I was doing on family pain and abuse was just a bit too honest, and many of them had a problem with that.”

These days Jaime Lee Loy has no problems going to those dark scary places of family pain and dysfunction and their resulting impact on children. A lot of her work looks at how what is strange, painful and unfamiliar can, through domestic discourse, become normalized in individuals — particularly women’s lives.

Jaime Lee Loy was born on the island of Trinidad and at the tender age of three years she lost a father with whom she remembers being very close. This crucial loss, and the resulting dislocations it would cause in her domestic life, is a theme that the artist returns to in various guises in her work. Early in her career she sought to address the overwhelming loss of her father in a series of powerful charcoal and paint drawings, which were the works that some of her high school teachers found so upsetting and unsettling [...]

CLICK HERE for full article in The Huffington Post.

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Dread Scott, A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday (2015). ©Dread Scott. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

In response to police brutality, artist updates historic protest

by Rain Embuscado

A last-minute addition to the current show at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, “For Freedoms,” will feature a work that’s sure to grab attention from passersby. This afternoon, Dread Scott’s flag installation, A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday, will be mounted outside of Jack Shainman’s West 20th Street location. Scott’s installation is an updated version of the iconic 1936 flag that hung outside the New York City headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

“I think I did it in relation to Walter Scott getting killed,” he told artnet News in a phone conversation, mentioning the black South Carolina resident killed by police after a routine traffic stop.

Yesterday, marches took place in cities across the US to protest the killing of Philando Castile in Minnesota, and Alton Sterling in Louisiana—two black men shot by police, and both caught on video. WNYC reports that hundreds of protesters marched up Fifth Avenue from Union Square to Midtown during rush hour, chanting: “The people united, never be divided,” and “Hands up, don’t shoot.” […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in Artnet News.

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How artists are supporting #BlackLivesMatter in the wake of brutality

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A recently painted mural of Alton Sterling graces the side of the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge.

Following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, art is spreading across the internet and beyond.

by Katherine Brooks

In the moments just after tragedy, words can seem insufficient in expressing the shock, anger, and despair a person might feel. Following the brutal deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, two black men shot and killed by police officers this week, many people ― artists in particular ― took to social media (and the streets) to share images of support for black lives, along with impassioned calls for justice and action. The art that spread, across Twitter and Instagram and beyond, communicates complex feelings that speech might not.

“We value posting the image because speech is cynical,” Kyle Chayka wrote in an earlier piece that explores ― and carefully criticizes ― the practice of sharing images after tragedy. “We turn to grief memes when words fail our feelings, when we are yearning to address something that no writing of our own can quite embody.”

Sharing artwork like this allows people across the globe to earnestly connect in moments of grief, even if that connection is fleeting. Still, following the deaths of Castile and Sterling, many activists, writers and supporters across social media have commented on the need for individuals to move beyond liking and sharing posts online, and pursue action. “Find the language and talk to your people,” poet Danez Smith wrote today. “On the internet and off.” […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in The Huffington Post.

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Artists Simone Leigh, Fred Wilson, Chakaia Booker, and John Akomfrah are presenting solo exhibitions.

For your summer agenda,
49 U.S. exhibitions featuring works by black artists

by Victoria L. Valentine

This summer 2016, incredible exhibitions featuring artists of African descent are on view across the United States. From Los Angeles, to Chicago, Atlanta, and New York, museums and galleries and public spaces are presenting solo exhibitions, group shows, film installations, special projects and outdoor sculptures.

The selection includes major solo museum exhibitions such as Kerry James Marshall at MCA Chicago; Simone Leigh at the New Museum in New York; Norman Lewis at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas; John Outterbridge at the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado; Kehinde Wiley at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond; Nari Ward at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia; and Alma Thomas at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Galleries in New York are presenting some of the most innovative shows of the season. “For Freedoms” at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York responds directly to the election season and social justice issues in the heightened political climate. At Pace Gallery, the group show “Blackness in Abstraction” is curated by Adrienne Edwards. Lisson Gallery is presenting the first major U.S. exhibition of John Akomfrah, the Ghanaian-born, British artist and filmmaker. And, highlighting the breadth of artistic talent in Chicago, Galerie Lelong is featuring McArthur Binion, Samuel Levi Jones, Tony Lewis John Phillips, Bethany Collins, and Nate Young [...]

CLICK HERE for full article at Culture Type.

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A painting from the artist Jeremiah Quarshie’s series ‘‘Yellow Is the Colour of Water,’’ 2015, at Gallery 1957. (Photo: Daniel Boshoff)

The art scene in Africa’s ‘Capital of Cool’

With its thriving contemporary art and nightlife scenes, the Ghanaian city of Accra has become a cosmopolitan hot spot. Here’s what to do there.

by Alexander Lobrano

On a sultry night in Accra, the air smells of wood smoke, brine from the wet but welcome breezes off the Gulf of Guinea and the plumeria trees that line the streets. This, and the soundtrack of chirping insects, barking dogs and gunning motor scooters, feels quintessentially West African.

But drive into the Stanbic Heights district, home to many of this tropical metropolis’s newest boutiques, galleries and brasseries, and you’ll feel as if you’ve somehow detoured into South Beach — albeit a version with far less attitude and much more charm. “Something is happening here,” says the Lebanon-born Nada Moukarzel, who has lived in Ghana’s capital for 20 years. “A lot of Ghanaian professionals are coming home from places like New York and London, because they’re attracted by the city’s friendliness and relaxed way of life. There’s also the burgeoning of a really talented creative class in Accra.” As if echoing her sentiment, the most recent Armory Show in New York City just unveiled its first-ever exhibition devoted to the art of Africa, which included works by local artists El Anatsui and Nengi Omuku.

Moukarzel is at the heart of this transformative art-and-style scene, running not only the beautiful, mixed-discipline gallery La Maison — a version of 10 Corso Como in Milan — but Santoku, a stunning Japanese restaurant with a bamboo ceiling that was designed by the French interior decorator Hubert de Givenchy (a nephew of the couturier); Ghana Edition, an arts and lifestyle magazine; and the upcoming nightclub Carbon, which will open this year in partnership with Nick House, the London nightlife kingpin [...]

CLICK HERE to read full article in the New York Times.

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UNESCO is expanding world heritage
list at Istanbul meeting

The World Heritage Committee is currently in Istanbul for its 40th session, considering proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List. Held at the Istanbul Congress Centre over 10 days, the Committee will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion and Cultural Affairs at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Making the respected list is hugely important for the sites, as it can prompt tourism to the region as well provide financial means for preservation. Nine natural, 16 cultural, and four mixed sites have been nominated for examination this year. The committee will also inspect the conservation of 108 existing World Heritage sites as well as the 48 sites on the World Heritage in Danger List. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in Artnet News.

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View of Istanbul. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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The painting at the center of a court case in Chicago. Credit Whitten Sabbatini for The New York Times

Artist says he didn’t paint this. Now he has to prove it in court.

by Graham Bowley

O.K., Peter Doig may have tried LSD a few times when he was growing up in Canada during the 1970s. But he still knows, he said, when a painting is or isn’t his.

So when Mr. Doig, whose eerie, magical landscapes have made him one of the world’s most popular artists, was sent a photograph of a canvas he said he didn’t recognize, he disavowed it.

“I said, ‘Nice painting,’” he recalled in an interview. “‘Not by me.’”

The owner, however, disagreed and sued him, setting up one of the stranger art authentication cases in recent history.

The owner, a former corrections officer who said he knew Mr. Doig while working in a Canadian detention facility, said the famous painter indeed created the work as a youthful inmate there. His suit contends that Mr. Doig is either confused or lying and that his denials blew up a plan to sell the work for millions of dollars. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in the NY Times.

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7 science-backed reasons you should make art, even if you’re bad at it

by Sean Kane

Art is intrinsically linked to humanity.

We've been making it for about as long as we've been called humans, and few would argue against its value as culturally enriching as well as emotionally and often intellectually rewarding. Making art for art's sake is plenty.

Yet as scientific research has shown, our minds seem built to enjoy and analyze art deeply, and creating it, no matter your skill level, is good for you.

Painting, sculpting, dancing, making music, and all the other artistic pursuits have benefits that go far beyond pure enjoyment or cultural creation — these activities can also strengthen your brain and improve your mood. Here are seven reasons to give yourself time to make art, even if you think you're bad at it. […]

CLICK HERE for the full article in the Business Insider.

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NAGB: Submission deadline extended for 8th National Exhibition

Extended deadline:
July 29th, 2016

Attention Creatives: you have 2 weeks left to get your proposals in to be considered for the Eighth National Exhibition (NE8). New deadline: Friday, July 29th, 2016.

Important things to note:
• Collaborations and collaborative projects are allowed.
• 10 images, sketches from one proposal will be reviewed, not 10 proposals.
• Budget for production will be discussed upon proposal acceptance and will be dependent on individual needs.
• Proposals supporting public projects will be reviewed.
• Proposals to occupy the NAGB Sculpture Garden will also be reviewed.
• No extensions beyond revised deadline for proposals.
• NE8 is set to open later in the year.
• Theme, selected artists and date of NE8 will be announced on September 5th.

CLICK HERE for full details on NAGB’s website.

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Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival:
Call for Caribbean Filmmakers

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 20 July, 2016

With a chance to win TT$20,000 and learn from experienced international film professionals, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is encouraging filmmakers across the English-speaking Caribbean, the Netherlands Antilles and Haiti, to submit their application to this year’s RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion.The event will be held from 24-26 September 2016, during ttff/16 (20–27 September).

The RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion is an intensive development programme that provides 10 selected filmmakers with the opportunity to learn from internationally respected film professionals. Aimed at sharpening the skills and abilities of participants, this year’s sessions will place emphasis on enhancing the filmmakers’ creative voice and storytelling capabilities. […]

CLICK HERE for more in ARC Magazine.

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