April 2nd, 2019
ArtOvation: This Saturday With Katrina and Sonia
Nassau, Bahamas – ArtOvation with TaDa is a weekly one-hour radio show of one-on-one interviews with the brightest personalities in arts, entertainment and innovation!
Saturdays at 8am EST tune in to ArtOvation on Star 106.5 FM or via www.star106fm.com
• 1st – Sonya Farmer and Katrina Cartwright – Popopstudios
• 8th – Bursel G – Music Producer
• 15th – Leanne Russel – Visual Artist
• 22nd – Randy C – Radio Personality
• 29th – Anna Banks – Visual Artist
Katrina Cartwright and Sonia Farmer are excited to be instructors in the upcoming semester at Popopstudios. Semester 3 will span a 12-week period being divided into two sections for the adult classes. Adult classes will now be offered for 6- week periods instead, and a few courses will have the option of enrolling for as little as one class depending on the needs of the registrant. Other classes will include The Art of Drawing, instructed by John Cox and Art Basics for children and teens 8-16 years old. For more info, visit Programming or phone 242-322-7836.
Originally from Long Island, Bahamas, Katrina is based in Nassau and maintains a studio practice at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts, where she is also the Education Officer. Additionally she has taught primary art at Xavier’s Lower School and is currently employed at The College of The Bahamas as an adjunct instructor in the art department.
Cartwright holds a BFA in ceramics from Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine and has had the opportunity to apprentice with professional ceramists both locally and internationally.
During the course of this class students will use basic handbuilding techniques to create functional and non-functional teapots while exploring the history of the teapot in both Western and Eastern cultures. In class critiques will be held regularly to provide participants with feedback on their progress over the six-week period. This class is suitable for individuals of all skill levels especially those interested in working with high-fire stoneware. Materials and firings included.
Sonia Farmer is the author of two chapbooks, What Becomes Us and Grow. Her work has won the 2011 Small Axe Literary Competition in Poetry and has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, Poui, tongues of the ocean, WomanSpeak Journal, Correspondence, Ubiquitous, and The Carifesta X Anthology.
She is the founder of Poinciana Paper Press, a small fine press that produces hand-bound limited-edition chapbooks of Caribbean writing, based out of The Bahamas. She is a bookbinder, letterpress printer, hand papermaker, and printmaker, and aims to publish books as beautiful as the words they hold. She has a BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.
This class is designed to help students think of the many ways a book structure can become an art object. Each week, examples, a demonstration, an in-class creative assignment will help students to expand their knowledge about book binding structures and to think about the book as a participant in story rather than simply a vessel. These would be a useful classes for writers, artists wishing to expand their practice, or those interested in self-publishing. Materials included.