The Resource Artists of the Bahamas: A Tribute to African Roots, by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth

Artists of the Bahamas: A Tribute to African Roots, by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth

Label
Artists of the Bahamas: A Tribute to African Roots
Title
Artists of the Bahamas: A Tribute to African Roots
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth
Title variation
Artists of the Bahamas
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Artists of the Bahamas is a unique film that brings to light the rich artistic talent flourishing on these islands. The artists profiled are acknowledged amongst their peers as well as internationally. The camera follows them at work in their studios where we see their vibrant creations, as well as in their homes and communities. They speak of their early influences. Max Taylor remembers the powerful matriarchs who held his community together. Jackson Burnside, who wanted to be a doctor, was inspired by his art teacher to follow his artistic bent. Their works display a range of styles from the versatility of formally trained Brent Malone to the brilliantly simple paintings of Amos Ferguson, often referred to as "œthe grandfather of Bahamian art." These artists were influenced by their island's history. Some grew up under Colonialism and others came of age after Independence. Several, like Stan Burnside, express their pride in Bahamian culture by participating in Junkanoo, the vibrant African/Bahamian festival. Sacred spaces such as Antonius Roberts' series of outdoor sculptures on historical sites honor their African ancestry. Sidney Poitier, raised on Cat Island in the Bahamas, introduces his fellow Bahamian artists. Their work crosses the spectrum, from the abstract of Kendal Hanna to the neo realism of Dave Smith; from the installations of John Beadle and John Cox to the naturalism of Eddie Minnis. The musical score is by Tony Silva, Peanuts Taylor and Ruppa Pum Pum
Awards note
  • African Diaspora Film Festival, 2009
  • Reel World Film Festival, Toronto, 2009
  • Hollywood Black Film Festival, 2009
  • Bahamas International Film Festival, 2008
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • (1941), Karen Arthur
  • Neuwirth, Thomas
  • Neuwirth, Thomas
  • (1941), Karen Arthur
Runtime
93
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Contemporary
  • African
  • Fine arts
  • Bahamas
Target audience
adult
Label
Artists of the Bahamas: A Tribute to African Roots, by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (93 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000137133
  • (VaAlASP)1784563
  • (OCoLC)794307356
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784563/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137133
Video recording format
other
Label
Artists of the Bahamas: A Tribute to African Roots, by Karen Arthur and Thomas Neuwirth
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (93 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000137133
  • (VaAlASP)1784563
  • (OCoLC)794307356
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784563/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137133
Video recording format
other

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