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Silversmithing Workshop in Nassau

Exnihilo hosted its first workshop in Nassau this Sunday, March 20. I transplanted my Silver Saturday from SilverWorks and presented it to a full class of new students. This workshop is groundbreaking for us as it is the first of many we plan to offer here under our Exnihilo Art Center umbrella. Although the larger vision of the art center is the building of a residency center on Long Island Bahamas, the foundation is being laid with programs here in Nassau first. Among these programs is a scholarship fund for college bound art students from the smaller islands, as well as residency programs in satelite locations like the College of The Bahamas.

 

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Exnihilo To Host First Workshop
Friday, 04 March 2016 00:00

Exnihilo will be hosting its first international workshop in The Bahamas on March 19, & 20, 2016. These workshops will help to engage the local community, raise awareness of Exnihilo and its offerings, and work to gain traction for the larger vision of establishing an international artist residency program. Read more from The Gaurdian.

 
Ex Post Facto Metallicus

Exnihilo International Artist Residency is pleased to present Ex Post Facto Metallicus a unique collection of works from 4 metal artists from 4 different life stages, Robert Dane Shaw, Anya Pinchuk, Heather Schramm, and Kai Sia. “This collection of work is about reflection of one’s past, time capsuled in metal,” says Blair Anderson, the collection’s curator.

Along side the works of the four featured artists will be works by the faculty and students of SilverWorks Studio at Glen Echo Park.

The exhibition will be housed in the Popcorn Gallery, with an opening reception to be held Friday, July 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests at the reception can meet the artists, enjoy a glass of champagne, and be inspired by the one-of-a-kind wearable art, sculpture and vessels.

 
Out Of Nothing Event

The Out Of Nothing Event was a hit with patrons while raising awareness for the Exnihilo Art Center project. On March 17th while some were celebrating St. Patricks Day, the Exnihilo team shown here with Consul General, Paulette Zonicle were presenting an art auction gala to raise funds for a scholarship fund for emerging Bahamian artists.

 

If you didn't make it, you can get a sense of the experience on our YouTube channel.

 
Out Of Nothing Preview Exhibition

Something new and exciting is happening in The Bahamas. The sun, sand and sea are stunning as ever, but in recent years a new wind of creativity has begun to reshape the landscape of this island country.

The explosion of tourism in the 1960s compelled artists to limit their output to what would quickly sell, causing traditional craft and fine art to spiral toward the predictable. After independence from England in 1973, a lively conversation exploring what it means to be Bahamian ensued. Realizing that artists play a significant role in nation building, Parliament established The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in 1996. NAGB officially opened in a beautifully restored 1860s mansion in Nassau in 2003.

With a new home for contemporary Bahamian art, the “pretty picture” days are giving way to a new era. Fresh voices are exploring diverse subject matter, and in the process are becoming recognized around the world. This show features work of some of the most important of those voices, including several who are in the permanent collection of NAGB.

The works in this exhibit will be auctioned March 17. Proceeds will support the establishment of the Exnihilo Art Center in Nassau and create a scholarship fund for emerging Bahamian artists.

 

Out Of Nothing
The Preview Exhibition

February 28-March 15
Glen Echo Park Popcorn Gallery
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Gallery Hours noon - 6pm Saturday & Sunday

 

Artists:

Oramae Pinder

Giavanna Swaby

April Bey

Maxwell Taylor

Toby Lunn

Sue Katz

Heino Schmid

Katrina Cartwright

Michael Edwards

 
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