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Blank Canvas: March 20, 2019, Dr. Amatoritsero Ede, Shivanee Ramlochan and Sonia Farmer

Katrina Cartwright

On today's Blank Canvas, guest host Dr. Craig Smith is joined by UB english professor and poet Dr. Amatoritsero Ede, acclaimed Trinidadian poet Shivanee Ramlochan and Bahamian artist and poet Sonia Farmer. They discuss the upcoming third annual Blue Flamingo Literary Festival (BFLF) in partnership with the NAGB, which will be held at The University of The Bahamas March 21-23, 2019.

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Blank Canvas: March 6th, 2019, Eric Rose, Danny Davies and Jenna Chaplin

Katrina Cartwright

The NAGB’s Blank Canvas invites three guests into the studio—all of whom have artwork exhibited in this year’s National Exhibition, “NE9: The Fruit & the Seed”—to discuss different ideas about boundaries and public spaces and how those can be organised in such a way as to be detrimental to our continued positive growth as a society.

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The Blank Canvas: February 27th, 2019: Seph Rodney

Holly Bynoe

On this Wednesday’s "Blank Canvas," we welcome international art critic Seph Rodney, PhD, into the studio. Seph was born in Jamaica and came of age in the Bronx, New York. He is a staff writer and editor for Hyperallergic, writing on contemporary art and related issues. He has also written for CNN Op-ed pages, American Craft Magazine and NBC Universal, and penned catalogue essays for various artists.

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Seph visited The Bahamas to see the “NE9” and start to get familiar with the Bahamian art scene, as well as deliver a lecture at the NAGB about the importance of art criticism and art writing, which was attended by artists and students 9and can be head by visiting the NAGB’s Vimeo page). Seph can also be heard on the podcast “The American Age”. His book, The Personalization of the Museum Visit, will be published by Routledge press in June.

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

Blank Canvas: January 30th, 2019, DC Pratt and the Island House Film Festival

Katrina Cartwright

On tonight's Blank Canvas we focus on two events taking place over the next few days in New Providence.

First we hear from DC Pratt (second from right), the son of Bahamian artist Chan Pratt, who was a colleague of the great Eddie Minnis and painted with a similar eye for our island. Chan died at a young age and, in his desire for his father’s legacy to live on, DC created the Chan Pratt Foundation, which supports young Bahamian artists in their career path by funding a scholarship to the University of The Bahamas. The annual fundraising event, the "Chan Pratt Inspiration," takes place at Sapodilla on West Bay Street tomorrow night from 7-10 p.m.

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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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