john-cox-popopstudios-drawing John Cox has helped define the contemporary Bahamian art scene locally through his work and the creation of Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts. He has been an important figure in the lives of many up-and-coming Bahamian artists.

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bahamian-project-160715tribune-2 As The Bahamian Project wraps up its latest series of portraits, photographer Duke Wells tells The Tribune’s Cara Hunt about documenting the faces of the Bahamas and the need for a national portrait gallery.

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Nowé Harris-Smith will be exhibiting a new body of work in the Project Space Room of the NAGB from July 7th through August 7th, 2016. The collection features a selection of paintings and photographs that deal with abstraction through the exploration of bodies and faces.

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popopstudios-pjrp16-2394 The three Popopstudios Junior Residency Prize winners have been working away at their art practices.

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Summer interns Dalton and Michael, along with PJRP winner Keith, have been working on a mural, based on a painting by former PJRP winner, June Collie. The mural will be permanently installed in Popop’s kitchen.

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studio_Navarro Incentivizing Local Emerging Artists

It is a long upheld tradition in ‘the art world’ – that seemingly separate planet where for many it is baffling that one can take an unmade bed or a pile of bricks and call it art.

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13408784_249843188725915_1045109175_n2016 Popop Junior Residents Keith Thompson, Nowé H. Harris-Smith & Navarro Newton, are off to NYC with Popop founder and Creative Director John Cox, Popop Curator Heino Schmid and artist Tessa Whitehead from the D’Aguilar Art Foundation, sponsors of the Popop Junior Residency Prize.

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