Variety was the evident at the Cancer Society Art Show held on December 21 at Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour. Artists came by the dozen to support the local organization that depends on the support of the community to help cancer patients with their expenses. Tents were set up in the parking lot and on the upstairs deck to shelter the numerous artists who arrived early on that Saturday morning to put their creations on display.
The Christmas Art Show in Little Harbour is helping to raise money for transportation assistance to Abaconians who must travel for treatment of cancer.
The Minnis and Eyma family held an art exhibition on December 6 and 7 with the hopes of the exhibit becoming a permanent gallery in Abaco for the family’s art. The Exhibit will remain open for the month of December and hopefully longer.
Leo Bethel, since retiring from his full time job three years ago, has discovered that he has quite a talent for 'crafting.' His wife, Renee, who still works full time as a secretary / art teacher at Agape Christian School, and who shares his love of crafting, says that she has always been naturally artistic.
Zyandric Jones is a gifted young artist who is passionate about his work. His favourite mediums are graphite and ink and many people are familiar with the amazingly detailed drawings, especially portraits, which he has shown at various art shows. One piece in particular that has always stayed in my mind is his very poignant drawing of Mother Theresa. His skills actually include many other mediums, such as video editing, figure drawing, 3-D modality and animation, Photoshop and sculpting as well as painting. He enjoys combining all mediums in one piece .
Like most artists, Brigitte Bowyer began doodling very early on in life, in fact she even doodled in her high chair and was punished in school for drawing in her text books. Her dream was to be a painter and study at the famed ‘Sorbonne’ in Paris. However, she was an only child and her very protective father felt that Paris in the 60s would be too dangerous for his daughter. He felt that she should “study something more practical than painting pictures” and so she studied to become a graphic designer.
‘Election 2012: What Just Happened?’ was presented on September 21 in the Grace Gym to an audience of 500 plus which must be a near-record for Abaco. People came from as far as Green Turtle Cay to enjoy this hilarious comedy which has played to rave reviews on several occasions in Nassau and also in Freeport.
The artistic talent of Shirley Higgs was first displayed about three years ago in a community art and craft show sponsored by the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel in the Grace Gym. This was the first time Mrs. Higgs had shown her artwork, and this very modest and unassuming lady was very nervous. However, she had no need to feel any nervousness because her work showed a lot of talent. The eye was immediately drawn to the beautiful horticultural paintings she had on display. It's amazing that she had no training apart from art lessons in school many years ago and that she had only recently taken up a paintbrush again.
Five artisans drew the crowds at the Little Harbour Art and Craft show held at Pete’s Pub and Gallery on May 18. A steady stream of customers all day kept them busy and ensured them a very successful day. All of the stall holders were very pleased at the amount of business from locals, second home owners and visitors to the island. Many people stayed to enjoy one of the delicious lunches served at Pete’s Pub and to spend the day socializing with friends. The atmosphere was very festive thanks to the lively music of ‘Fire and the Goat Peppers Band’.
Approximately twenty talented folks of Bahama Palm Shores held their first ‘High Banks Art and Craft Show’ on March 15 in the High Banks Fire House. It was well attended by family and friends from the area who were astonished at the diversity of talents exhibited by their neighbours, which included many second home owners as well as locals.