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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.”

What’s Your Favourite Abaco Beach?

It’s a question with many answers. Abaco has many beautiful beaches, each with a unique personality. And it seems that every Abaconian or Abaco lover has a favourite — one beach that holds special meaning for them.

Treasure Cay Beach - Abaco, Bahamas

Treasure Cay Beach – Abaco, Bahamas

I’m working on a piece for the next issue of Abaco Life about Abaco beaches, and I’d love to hear about your favourite. What makes it special? What is it about that particular beach that speaks to you?

2018 Island Roots Heritage Festival Recap

Though I was stuck back in Los Angeles caring for Wrigley, my Green Turtle Cay friends did not disappoint when it came to keeping me updated about goings-on at the 2018 Island Roots Heritage Festival, and of course, taking some terrific photographs.

Weatherwise, the festival got off to a rocky start, with heavy rains on Friday, May 4, which led to the postponement of a number of events, including the opening ceremony.

Green Turtle Cay’s own Ronel Escarment performed as part of the festival’s opening ceremonies. (Photo: Mandy Roberts.)

“Those Who Stayed” Shortlisted for Indie Book Award

I received a bit of great news recently. My book, Those Who Stayed: The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay has been named a finalist by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards program.

Presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA) program recognizes and honours excellence in independent publishing. Each year, more than 60 monetary prizes and trophies are awarded to independent authors and publishers worldwide.

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