The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) invites you to the opening of its newest exhibition, “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism,” to be held on December 14 at 6:00pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 11, 2018. Guests will gather on West Hill Street to participate in the opening of the magnificent gates by Tyrone Ferguson. The assembly will proceed to the NAGB Amphitheatre to celebrate (with Rhythm’n’Youth and Adrian D’Aguilar and friends). On Friday, December 15, starting at 6:00pm the NAGB will host the first artists’ talk and gallery walk for “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism.”
Description (NAGB) of Artists’ Talk: To be creative takes courage and to deal with faith in your practice requires a double dose of courage. Even though The Bahamas is largely a conservative Christian community, within the local creative community there are certain stigmas attached to work that deals with religion, spirituality and the varied ways that these are practiced, in addition to a more intuitive understanding of creative practice and it’s alignment with higher callings and powers.
We will be joined by Dionne Benjamin-Smith, Jace McKinney, Samantha Moree and Allan P. Wallace. They will take us through their relationship to faith, and how they have been able to navigate society’s hardness while keeping the spirit of their practices alive and thriving.
Following the conversation, Katrina Cartwright, NAGB’s Education Officer will guide a walkthrough with the artists to speak about the works presented in “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism”. The event is free and open to the public.