NEWSLETTER July 2012
Dear Members and Friends,
Jon Murray is trying to extend his knowledge of art and
has come up with a creative idea to fund his university expenses –
an art auction. The Bahamas Historical Society has donated the use of
the museum for the evening which promises to be a rare cultural event.
Friday, July 13th, 6:30PM
The Bahamas Historical Society Museum
Corner of Shirley Street & Elizabeth Avenue
The first of its kind, the Small Art Auction House is a one-night only live auction of new “postcard” sized original artworks by over 50 Bahamian and international artists. The commissioned never-before-seen works are in a collection of media including drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, textiles and sculpture and all begin bidding at $50.
The event - a fundraiser for cultural worker Jon Murray's University tuition - will also include a performance by The Bahamas Music Conservatory Chamber Ensemble and the release of the limited edition hand-bound book Death, Debt & Divorce, inspired by and made exclusively for this event by Poinciana Paper Press. Of course, no event can be without delectable drinks by Young's Champagne and hors d'oeuvres by Cheesecake Heaven.
Tickets are limited and require a donation of $25.
View the art as it comes in at www.smallartauctionhouse.tumblr.com.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and find out how you can participate wherever you are.
to Robert Dorsett for these links to the June Talk by Sybil Allen on her
book Charmed by Southern Whispers:
Next Season’s events in the pipeline:
A while ago I received this e mail from Jen L.: "I am working
with a small historical society in New York and we recently came upon
an old military coat in the collection. It looks to be from the late 18th
to early 19th century. It is made of bright red wool with black and heavy
gold metal trim, and one of the coat tails has an applied embroidered
crown patch. The buttons feature a crown and say “Bahama Militia.”
I have been unable to turn up much information on the Bahama Militia and
none at all on its uniforms. Would you be able to provide some insight?
Thank you, Jennifer."
The Museum will be closed from 29th June until
Jim Lawlor, President