Sunflower Day To Celebrate Life Of Jackson Burnside III

By in News on May 10, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Sunflower Organization, under the patronage of Sir Orville Turnquest and Sir Durward Knowles, has chosen to celebrate the life, works, character and friendship of Jackson Burnside III – architect, artist, and culturally passionate Bahamian for this year’s Sunflower Day.

The Sunflower Organization has been promoting the celebration of life since May 2000. Sunflower Day is an uplifting way to remember those we love who have passed on as well as to be aware of the presence of those we love who are still alive.

This year’s Sunflower Day takes place Saturday, 12 May, 2012 and will be an evening of entertainment at the Dundas Theatre combining an exhibition and 2-hour concert of music, song, art, dance, photography, film and literature as well as a special tribute from Sir Sidney Poitier and an exciting Junkanoo rush-out in Jackson’s honour. There will also be a Grief Recovery Institute information table at the concert should you wish to pursue a proven programme of recovery from grief.

Sunflower Memory Boards will be on display for the month of May at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery on Village Road, the Sign Man on Shirley Street and at the Dundas Theatre on the night of the concert. You can post your own memories by email at our email address below, see posted memories on the Sunflower website, or you can bring your letter-sized memories to personally post on the Memory Boards at any time during May 2012.

Tickets for the concert will be available at the Dundas box office, Doongalik Studios Art Gallery and the Sign Man for $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

The Sunflower Organization is a not-for-profit organization promoting the celebration of life. Donations in addition to the ticket price will be put to excellent use. Proceeds will be responsibly used by The Sunflower Organization and the Jackson Logan Burnside III Design Library and Research Centre to promote the love of life.

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