Blank Canvas: September 19, 2018, Dwight Laadan Ferguson and “The Future of Democracy”

Gracing us in the studio this week (you’ll get the pun in a minute..) is the artist Dwight Laadan Ferguson, who joins Amanda Coulson in the Blank Canvas studio to speak about his exhibition at Doongalik Studios entitled, “Hope and Grace.” This show was inspired by an abandoned plot of land by his house where sunflowers were growing… something that connects in a larger way to his life and practise.

Reflecting on his growth as an artist, Ferguson states that his aim is to continue to establish his voice to stimulate, change, and challenge his viewers by presenting them with an experience they can feel. He strives to produce works that have a deeper meaning, so that persons who visit can engage emotionally, but also be encouraged. Ferguson’s show is up for two more days —Thursday and Friday, September 20th and 21st—and anyone who has the time should rush to Doongalik to share in this wonderful experience!

In the last segment of Blank Canvas we hear Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett speak about “The Future of Democracy” conference, which will be held at the NAGB on Monday and Thursday, September 24th and 25th, 2018. Organised by University of The Bahamas, Hands for Hunger, and ORG (Organization for Responsible Governance) it is free and open to the public.

Blank Canvas airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on 96.9 FM.