Lowe Art Gallery Opens for the Season

Effective today, Green Turtle Cay’s Lowe Art Gallery is open for the spring/summer season, by appointment only. The gallery, which features a selection of oil paintings by Bahamian fine artist and Green Turtle Cay native Alton Lowe, and sculptures by James Mastin, is located just north of town, on the hill between Black Sound and Gillam Bay.

Reflecting Lowe’s love of his home country, his works depict Bahamian people, island scenes, tropical flowers and wildlife and are featured in homes, businesses and galleries — even a few palaces — around the world. They’re also featured on more than 100 Bahamian postage stamps, and on the cover of each issue of Abaco Life.

Abaco Artist Accepted into Savannah College of Art & Design’s Rising Star Program

Marsh Harbour’s Jovan Bailey, 16, has been accepted into the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Rising Star Program. This intensive, five-week program gives talented high school seniors a taste of the university experience.

Students enroll in (and receive credit for) two college-level classes, in which they can build or expand their artistic portfolios. Participants have access to all university resources in completing their work, and are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular group activities such as visits to local art galleries and museums. They live in university residences and enjoy their meals at a SCAD dining hall.

Abaco Artist Accepted into Savannah College of Art and Design’s Rising Star Program

Jovan Bailey and his Mom, Michelle, with a painting he created as a birthday present for her.

An eleventh-grader at Forest Heights Academy, Jovan has been passionate about art and crafts for as long his art teacher, Lori Thompson, can remember. “He has been an active member in our Junkanoo program since grade 7, building and decorating costumes,” she says. “He’s spent a few summers in art programs in Nassau, but this is definitely a step up.”

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