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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:29:42 -0500

#MorningBlend on December 9, 2014: “Antillean: An Ecology” – the 7th National Exhibition (NE7) of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas gets underway this week. Curators Michael Edwards and Holly Bynoe tell us the work will examine the dynamics of race and class, and issues related to national identity in the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
NE7 will feature the work of at least 50 visual and literary artists. The official opening is Thursday, December 12, 6pm-9pm, and the exhibition runs through May 10, 2015. For more information, log on to nagb.org.bs.


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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:40:33 -0500

#MorningBlend on December 8, 2014: The government has now put in place a fixed annual closed season for the endangered Nassau Grouper. The annual fixed dates will now be every December 1 through February 28. Before now, the Minister responsible for Marine Resources would declare a closed season period.
Casuarina McKinney-Lambert and Marcia Musgrove with BREEF (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation) discuss the benefits of a fixed closed season, and whether there have been any positive developments since the existence of closed seasons for Nassau Grouper over the past few decades. They are urging Bahamian consumers to find alternatives to eating Nassau Grouper during this time. For more information about the work of BREEF, log on to breef.org.

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:29:08 -0500

#MorningBlend on December 4, 2014: Nassau has been named a “UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folks Arts”. The Creative Nassau Group has been lobbying for some 6 years for the designation, in which cities commit to collaborate and develop partnerships to promote creativity and cultural industries, share best practices, strengthen participation in cultural life, and integrate culture in economic and social development plans, according to UNESCO.
Pam Burnside and Patricia Glinton-Meicholas with Creative Nassau Group discuss the long journey to the designation. Nassau was one of only 28 cities selected in the Call for Applications, out of a total of 50 cities, and one of only two small island states (the other being Jacmel, Haiti) to succeed in obtaining the designation.
Creative Nassau also achieved this feat without any government backing. The Group believes the award recognizes the role crafts and folk arts like Junkanoo and straw work play in Bahamian history, and will help pave the way forward for the future of “creative tourism” in the country. For more information on the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, clink on this link:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/creativity/creative-cities-network/

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