SEAHORSE DRAWING, BY ALEX KONAHIN
‘ArtMagenta’ is a prolific drawer, in particular of birds. Some of his birds – the species you may see on Abaco – are featured in a sub-page to this one (via drop-down menu). More will be added from time to time. Meanwhile, I enjoyed his spot-on depiction of the birdwatcher’s life – looking elsewhere at the crucial moment…
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE ART CENTRE, HOPE TOWN, ABACO
A thriving new art centre has opened in Hope Town, showcasing the work of local artists. Art courses are also run there; and the premises will provide a great place for local events. The centre has an excellent website where you will find all the details: click HERE How lucky I already have an appropriate logo as a header…
Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre, by Bridget Bowyer
SIXTY SHADES OF BLUE
DESCRIBING THE COLOURS OF THE SEA
This is an aerial photograph of the Delphi Club – before it was ever built! It now stands where that white road ends on the left side, on a cliff overlooking the lovely 3/4 mile beach that is Rolling Harbour. The picture is a very good example of the gradual shelving of the sea floor, and the wide variety of sea colour graded from the shallows to to deeper ocean. It’s easy to pin some names on bands of colour – turquoise, teal, indigo, cobalt. I have no artistic eye at all, but even I can separate at least a dozen distinct colours in the marine palette below. But how to describe them?
I had a look online for shades of blue and arrived at this colour chart. Click on it to enlarge it. Some of the shades don’t apply to the sea, but many do, and some are quite apt for the photo above. So maybe a ‘Yale-blue’ sea has a valid meaning in nature…
SERGEANT MAJOR ART
Sergeant Majors. Cheerful friendly stripey fish of the reefs, omnipresent. The first reef fish ever to encounter me, the gasping, sploshing snorkelling novice of the shallows. I bought one of Brigitte Carey’s colourful prints, which she kindly signed during an excellent leisurely lunch at Fireflies, White Sound with our respective spouses. The fish has now been brought to the UK, and he seems happy enough in his new surroundings. Always make me smile.
ART & CRAFT SHOW ♦ SATURDAY 16 JUNE ♦ WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY
15 artists and artisans will be displaying their work, including ‘Abaco Island Artist’ Brigitte Bowyer Carey whose paintings adorn the main flyer above, and alternative flyers that have been produced (see cheerful Hope Town logo above and the
delicious image below)
HOPE TOWN ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY
SAT 3 MARCH 2012
Flyer Design © Rolling Harbour
A quick ‘heads up’ for the forthcoming Abaco charity event at the Green Turtle Club, GTC in aid of the Abaco Cancer Society. Party for 5 hours in congenial company amidst the artworks, and all in an excellent cause
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2012 – A DATE FOR THE DIARY
The images below tell you all you need to know about this excellent festival presented by the BNT in conjunction with the Abaco Beach Resort. From this blog’s point of view, the highlights are:
PRESENTATIONS by Nancy Albury on ‘The Blue Holes of Abaco’; by Ricky ‘Blue’ Jones on Bush Medicines / teas; and by Caroline Stahala on the Breeding & Behaviour of Abaco Parrots
ART The Art. Yes, all of it. Ok?
PRODUCE Something of everything, please.
OTHER Everything else on offer…
The very best of luck with this event and best wishes for successful fundraising from Rolling Harbour
ABACO ISLAND ARTISTS
ABACO ISLAND ARTISTS is a group of 19 Abaconian artists whose work covers a wide spectrum, from painting through jewellery and glassware, clothing design and unique bags. The best way to get an idea of the range on offer is to click the blue link above. More on this soon.
YES… BUT IS IT ART? COLOURFUL HOPE TOWN
(and can we please not get precious about what does and does not constitute art as opposed to decoration… nor whether the Police vehicle is in urgent need of an MOT)
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Sign at Man-O-War Cay
AESTHETE WARNING: THIS IS NOT ART
‘DRAWINGS’ REQUIRING NO ARTISTIC SKILL WHATSOEVER
Delphi on the Cliffs
Delphi front view
“Fish On…” for rh
“Fish boated…” for rh, with Robin Albury
Time for R & R