Blank Canvas On Amos Ferguson

By in News on May 23, 2012

Amos Ferguson

Tune in this evening to the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas’ Radio Talk Show entitled “Blank Canvas” on Guardian Radio 96.9 FM or by live streaming via the internet.

Tonight’s show welcomes guest Stephen Savage, a visiting scholar who knew Amos well and has written the introductory essay for the NAGB’s soon-to-be-published “Amos Ferguson: Bahamian Outsider” exhibition catalogue.

Savage is a professional and editorial photographer, artist and educator. He teaches at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He has edited several books and was awarded the Visual Arts Fellowship in Photography from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2001. During the 1994 Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, D.C., he sought out Amos Ferguson and other artists from The Bahamas. Over the next five years, Savage visited with Ferguson many times to photograph his work and interview him for a definitive history of the man.

On Sunday, May 27, the NAGB will be Open and Free for all Bahamians. At 3pm, there will be a short walking tour through the exhibition led by Savage. He will give further insight into the workings of one of our great Bahamian Master painters, including snippets of his own films of interviews with Ferguson.

“Blank Canvas” airs each Wednesday from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm with host John Cox, Chief Curator of the NAGB.

Source: Bahamian Arts & Culture

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