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Blank Canvas: December 19, 2018, NE9 Artists

Katrina Cartwright

On Blank Canvas this week we continue a discussion around the ninth National Exhibition, “NE9: The Fruit & The Seed,” with three artists in the studio. April Bey (far right), Melissa Alcena (second from right) and Tiffany Smith (second from left) have all produced very different work—from Bey’s multimedia hand-stitched canvases, to Alcena’s portrait photographs, to Smiths’ installation—but it is all connected to ideas of identity and belonging.

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Blank Canvas: November 28, 2018, Max Taylor

Katrina Cartwright

Tonight on the Blank Canvas, host Amanda Coulson, Executive Director at the NAGB, welcomes well known artist Max Taylor to the studio to discuss the upcoming exhibition "Imprint" that will be opening at Doongalik Studios on Friday, November 30th, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Taylor has teamed up with artists Sue Katz and Kendra Frorup for what will make an interesting exhibition as they each bring their own style of printmaking to the mix.

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Blank Canvas: November 21, 2018, Jodi Minnis and Angelika Wallace-Whitfield

Katrina Cartwright

On this week’s Blank Canvas, host Amanda Coulson is joined by artists Jodi Minnis and Angelika Wallace-Whitfield who speak to their participation in the upcoming exhibition “FOUR” at the Island House. “FOUR” is a collaboration between four young Bahamian artists, all women, who are making images of women, questioning their status in contemporary Bahamian society and mining their own growth.

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Blank Canvas: November 14, 2018, Richardo Barrett and Natalie Willis

Katrina Cartwright

On tonight's Blank Canvas we look at museum programming from a different perspective--through the eyes of a curator. Guest host NAGB Education Officer Katrina Cartwright is joined by NAGB Assistant Curators Natalie Willis and Richardo Barrett, both of whom have worked closely with the museum's education department on various initiatives and activities including the Inter-island Traveling Exhibition, mural programme, workshops and tours.

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Blank Canvas: November 7, 2018, Jessica Colebrooke and Chantal Bethel

Katrina Cartwright

On “Blank Canvas,” we are celebrating women and also a series of events at Hillside House this week. On Friday evening at 6 p.m., Hillside House on Cumberland Street will host the opening of “Yin,” an exhibition by Grand Bahamian artists Chantal Bethel, Claudette Dean, Paul Boyd-Farrington, Del Foxton and Laurie Tuchel—with live music by Shelley-Carey Moxey—which speaks to the feminine and female energy. With paintings and a variety of mixed media work, this strong and inspirational group of women will speak to the re-framing of the female in the 21st century.

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Blank Canvas: October 31, 2018, Travolta Cooper

Katrina Cartwright

On tonight’s Blank Canvas NAGB Executive Director Amanda Coulson welcomes Bahamian filmmaker Travolta Cooper into the studio. They discuss the NAGB’s partnership with Cooper and “The Cinemas” for the museum’s fall Film Series, which began with “Rosemary’s Baby” in October and will continue with the critically acclaimed film “Get Out” on Thursday of this week.

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Blank Canvas: October 17, 2018, Janice Hall and Jarette Stubbs

Katrina Cartwright

Tonight on Blank Canvas, it is all about educators! Guest host NAGB Education Officer Katrina Cartwright is joined by Janice Hall, art teacher at T.G. Glover Primary and Jarette Stubbs, art education major at the University of The Bahamas. They discuss the impact several of the NAGB's education and outreach initiatives have had on them professionally and highlight the importance of educators having access to the kinds of resources provided by national institutions like the NAGB.

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Blank Canvas: September 26, 2018, E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival

Katrina Cartwright

Bringing a bit of flair and vivacity into the Blank Canvas studio this week is vocalist and Cultural Officer at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Sonovia (Novie) Pierre, who, along with Katrina Cartwright, NAGB Education Officer and Abby Smith, NAGB Community Outreach Officer, joins Amanda Coulson in the Blank Canvas studio to speak about the upcoming exhibition and awards ceremony and performance for the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival.

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

Katrina Cartwright

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.

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Blank Canvas: September 5, 2018, Expo2020 UB

Katrina Cartwright

Tonight on Blank Canvas, guest host Michael Edwards, Associate Professor at UB and member of the Expo2020 UB team, is filling in for our regular host Amanda Coulson. He is joined by other group members: Moriah Lightbourne (Visual Art), Ashley McClain (English), Ide Thompson (English and History) and Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett, Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies.

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Blank Canvas: August 29, 2018, ALIV and EXPO 2020

Katrina Cartwright

Tonight on Blank Canvas, guest host Communications-Development Officer Malika Pryor-Martin interviews with the team from ALIV about the work they are doing to bring history and The Bahamas to life via the Discover App, an augmented reality app designed for locals and visitors alike to design their very own tour or cultural experience. The map, which will soon be available in the Mixed Media Store at the NAGB, is a 2D adventure that utilizes voice, image and even video to tell the story of wonderful institutions and landmarks, like the NAGB, as well as provide a sense of what you’ll find if you venture inside.

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