Art Flix at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands returns on Wednesday, 23 March, at 6.30pm with Artists of the Bahamas.
For only $5 (free for members), guests can enjoy this documentary while sipping on a glass of wine at the National Gallery, Harbour Place.
“The film will be introduced with a short lecture and attendees are invited to discuss films following screenings,” says the National Gallery’s Mona Watler.
Actor Sidney Poitier provides the opening narration in the film.
“My Bahamian childhood travelled with me down every path I’ve taken,” Poitier says in the introduction.
Artists of the Bahamas explores the lives and works of key visual artists whose talents contributed to the initial art movement in the Bahamas.
Interviews, still photos and archive footage are edited with images of the artists’ works as the audience learns about the creative process that goes into artists’ paintings, woodcuts, sculptures and installations.
The artists talk about the techniques they use to execute their ideas, from traditional brushes and charcoal, to palette knives, found objects, chain-saws and electronic media.
The documentary ends with Junkanoo, an African festival that rivals both Mardi Gras and Carnival in international importance for artists.
The sound track includes compositions by Bahamian musician Peanuts Taylor and young drummer Ruppa-Pumpum.
Other featured artists are Amos Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Max Taylor, Brent Malone, Dave Smith, Eddie Minnis, Stan Burnside, Jackson Burnside, Antonius Roberts, John Beadle and John Cox.
To see the trailer, visit www.artistsofthebahamas.com Contact [email protected] for more information on Art Flix.