Arts & Entertainment http://www.royalgazette.com Arts & Entertainment en-us Capturing paradise with gold leaf and gems <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141124/ISLAND04/141129870/AR/0/AR-141129870.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> How far would you go to master your art? If youre Melanie Francis, then youd be willing to travel to the other side of the globe to hone your talent. For three months she studied under a miniaturist master in India. The result of that trip can be seen in her latest exhibit Elements of Paradise showing now at Bermuda. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141124/ISLAND04/141129870&source=RSS Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:08:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141124/ISLAND04/141129870&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141124/ISLAND04/141129870/AR/0/AR-141129870.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> How far would you go to master your art? If youre Melanie Francis, then youd be willing to travel to the other side of the globe to hone your talent. For three months she studied under a miniaturist master in India. The result of that trip can be seen in her latest exhibit Elements of Paradise showing now at Bermuda. .. Artist inspired by her childhood in Africa <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141124/ISLAND04/141129871/AR/0/AR-141129871.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Its been 47 years since Suzie Lowe left Malawi, but the country is still working its magic over her. Ms Lowe is a mixed media artist who makes African-inspired masks, as well as chunky bracelets, earrings and ceramic fish. My masks are African influenced, she said. I love texture and earth tones. Ms Lowe, 61, was born in. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141124/ISLAND04/141129871&source=RSS Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:07:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141124/ISLAND04/141129871&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141124/ISLAND04/141129871/AR/0/AR-141129871.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Its been 47 years since Suzie Lowe left Malawi, but the country is still working its magic over her. Ms Lowe is a mixed media artist who makes African-inspired masks, as well as chunky bracelets, earrings and ceramic fish. My masks are African influenced, she said. I love texture and earth tones. Ms Lowe, 61, was born in. .. Pink Floyds final spark of brightness <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141122/ISLAND04/141129892/AR/0/AR-141129892.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Pink Floyds career trajectory resembles that of a comet blazing across the night sky and heading for a final encounter with the sun. It first gained luminance in the 1960s and glowed brightest in the 70s. In the same way that those enigmatic cosmic snowballs lose layers of material and shrink as they move ever nearer to the sun, so too. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141122/ISLAND04/141129892&source=RSS Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:38:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141122/ISLAND04/141129892&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141122/ISLAND04/141129892/AR/0/AR-141129892.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Pink Floyds career trajectory resembles that of a comet blazing across the night sky and heading for a final encounter with the sun. It first gained luminance in the 1960s and glowed brightest in the 70s. In the same way that those enigmatic cosmic snowballs lose layers of material and shrink as they move ever nearer to the sun, so too. .. Theres an art to choosing the right frame <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/ISLAND04/141129937/AR/0/AR-141129937.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A frame can make or break a piece of art. The perfect frame can bring out certain colours and help evoke a certain mood, while the wrong one can make art seem incomplete. Thats perhaps why Frameworks takes its job so seriously. Its hosting Custom Made, an exhibit that opens tonight at the Bermuda Society of Arts and. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/ISLAND04/141129937&source=RSS Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:21:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141121/ISLAND04/141129937&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141121/ISLAND04/141129937/AR/0/AR-141129937.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A frame can make or break a piece of art. The perfect frame can bring out certain colours and help evoke a certain mood, while the wrong one can make art seem incomplete. Thats perhaps why Frameworks takes its job so seriously. Its hosting Custom Made, an exhibit that opens tonight at the Bermuda Society of Arts and. .. Bermuda Folk Club to remember Gibbons <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141120/ISLAND04/141129993/AR/0/AR-141129993.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A greatly missed singer who was heavily involved in the Bermuda Folk Club until his death in 2003, will be remembered this Saturday at the club. The annual Paul Gibbons Evening returns as a tribute to the singer and guitarist who was a regular performer and former president of the club. The folk club will meet at the Spanish Point. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141120/ISLAND04/141129993&source=RSS Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141120/ISLAND04/141129993&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141120/ISLAND04/141129993/AR/0/AR-141129993.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A greatly missed singer who was heavily involved in the Bermuda Folk Club until his death in 2003, will be remembered this Saturday at the club. The annual Paul Gibbons Evening returns as a tribute to the singer and guitarist who was a regular performer and former president of the club. The folk club will meet at the Spanish Point. .. Card captures the romance of the high sea <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141118/ISLAND04/141119722/AR/0/AR-141119722.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Review An Exhibition of Marine Paintings by Stephen Card at the Windjammer II Gallery, Fairmont Hamilton PrincessStephen Card has produced a major exhibition of 30 oil paintings at the Windjammer II Gallery in the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. It has been two years since his last show at the gallery and judging by the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141118/ISLAND04/141119722&source=RSS Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:11:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141118/ISLAND04/141119722&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141118/ISLAND04/141119722/AR/0/AR-141119722.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Review An Exhibition of Marine Paintings by Stephen Card at the Windjammer II Gallery, Fairmont Hamilton PrincessStephen Card has produced a major exhibition of 30 oil paintings at the Windjammer II Gallery in the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. It has been two years since his last show at the gallery and judging by the. .. Precious butterfly to mark 40th festival <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141118/ISLAND04/141119727/AR/0/AR-141119727.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> What better way to celebrate the Bermuda Festivals 40th anniversary than with rubies. Artist Alexandra Mosher is selling a special butterfly pin containing a single ruby to mark the event. The butterfly symbolises its metamorphosis to embrace the future, said Ms Mosher. The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts logo is. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141118/ISLAND04/141119727&source=RSS Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:01:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141118/ISLAND04/141119727&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141118/ISLAND04/141119727/AR/0/AR-141119727.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> What better way to celebrate the Bermuda Festivals 40th anniversary than with rubies. Artist Alexandra Mosher is selling a special butterfly pin containing a single ruby to mark the event. The butterfly symbolises its metamorphosis to embrace the future, said Ms Mosher. The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts logo is. .. A joyful look at power of music Music has the power to heal. Thats the underlying message in a new film being shown in the upcoming Weekend Film Series. Alive Inside tells how individuals around the US were revitalised by listening to music when prescription medication fell short. It won an audience prize at the Sundance Film Festival and will screen here. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141114/ISLAND04/141119845&source=RSS Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:09:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141114/ISLAND04/141119845&source=RSS Music has the power to heal. Thats the underlying message in a new film being shown in the upcoming Weekend Film Series. Alive Inside tells how individuals around the US were revitalised by listening to music when prescription medication fell short. It won an audience prize at the Sundance Film Festival and will screen here. .. The man behind the laughter <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141110/ISLAND04/141119978/AR/0/AR-141119978.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Richard Simon entertains hundreds of residents each year without ever getting on a stage. Hes the man behind Just For Laughs Bermuda, the annual comedy show that breaks the post-Christmas doldrums. Although not a comedian himself, hes always appreciated a good joke. When he moved to the Island from Canada in the early. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141110/ISLAND04/141119978&source=RSS Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:19:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141110/ISLAND04/141119978&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141110/ISLAND04/141119978/AR/0/AR-141119978.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Richard Simon entertains hundreds of residents each year without ever getting on a stage. Hes the man behind Just For Laughs Bermuda, the annual comedy show that breaks the post-Christmas doldrums. Although not a comedian himself, hes always appreciated a good joke. When he moved to the Island from Canada in the early. .. Artist to be applauded for walking on thin ice <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141110/ISLAND04/141119979/AR/0/AR-141119979.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> In 1982 Jazz singer Bobby Mcferrins debut album redefined vocal styling with a rich command of phrasing that literally made him a star and all this was evidenced with his version of the song Moondance. Six years later the polyphonic virtuosity of McFerrin would sell more than four million copies in the US alone with his ode to Indian mystic. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141110/ISLAND04/141119979&source=RSS Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:17:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141110/ISLAND04/141119979&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141110/ISLAND04/141119979/AR/0/AR-141119979.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> In 1982 Jazz singer Bobby Mcferrins debut album redefined vocal styling with a rich command of phrasing that literally made him a star and all this was evidenced with his version of the song Moondance. Six years later the polyphonic virtuosity of McFerrin would sell more than four million copies in the US alone with his ode to Indian mystic. .. Authors tale of two islands <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141110/ISLAND04/141119980/AR/0/AR-141119980.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> A British wildlife advocate hopes to use the Bermuda cahow to help save seabirds worldwide. Bruce Pearson, who is on the Island to sketch cahows, will discuss his efforts to protect the noted petrel at BUEI tonight. He hopes to use his drawings to raise awareness of the plight of albatrosses and petrels, whose populations have. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141110/ISLAND04/141119980&source=RSS Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:15:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141110/ISLAND04/141119980&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141110/ISLAND04/141119980/AR/0/AR-141119980.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> A British wildlife advocate hopes to use the Bermuda cahow to help save seabirds worldwide. Bruce Pearson, who is on the Island to sketch cahows, will discuss his efforts to protect the noted petrel at BUEI tonight. He hopes to use his drawings to raise awareness of the plight of albatrosses and petrels, whose populations have. .. Im not an old school singer, Im every school <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141110/ISLAND04/141119981/AR/0/AR-141119981.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Johnny Osbourne is one of the most iconic reggae singers, having churned out numerous hits over a prolific musical career spanning nearly five decades. The veteran singer rose to prominence in the late 1970s. Some of his more popular songs Yo, Yo, Rewind, Water Pumping, Buddy Bye and No Ice Cream Love remain just as poignant today as. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141110/ISLAND04/141119981&source=RSS Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:13:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141110/ISLAND04/141119981&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141110/ISLAND04/141119981/AR/0/AR-141119981.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Johnny Osbourne is one of the most iconic reggae singers, having churned out numerous hits over a prolific musical career spanning nearly five decades. The veteran singer rose to prominence in the late 1970s. Some of his more popular songs Yo, Yo, Rewind, Water Pumping, Buddy Bye and No Ice Cream Love remain just as poignant today as. .. Talent abounds at TechArt <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141103/ISLAND04/141109956/AR/0/AR-141109956.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Can you name some of the artists taking part in this years event?Susan Thomas, Glenn Fairies and Dejon Simons, among others. Usually we get lots of entries from the schools as well. How does TechArt differ from other exhibitions here?Its the only digital art show in Bermuda and is an opportunity for people of all ages and. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141103/ISLAND04/141109956&source=RSS Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:31:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141103/ISLAND04/141109956&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141103/ISLAND04/141109956/AR/0/AR-141109956.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Can you name some of the artists taking part in this years event?Susan Thomas, Glenn Fairies and Dejon Simons, among others. Usually we get lots of entries from the schools as well. How does TechArt differ from other exhibitions here?Its the only digital art show in Bermuda and is an opportunity for people of all ages and. .. Inspiration and pride through public art <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141103/ISLAND04/141109957/AR/0/AR-141109957.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Public art Important, or not so much?Tiago Garcia has spent nearly four years trying to convince the Island just how necessary it is. It has been a lesson in persistence and patience to say the least, he said. We have the Bermuda Arts Council, the Department of Planning, Community amp Cultural Affairs, Economic Empowerment. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141103/ISLAND04/141109957&source=RSS Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:30:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141103/ISLAND04/141109957&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141103/ISLAND04/141109957/AR/0/AR-141109957.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Public art Important, or not so much?Tiago Garcia has spent nearly four years trying to convince the Island just how necessary it is. It has been a lesson in persistence and patience to say the least, he said. We have the Bermuda Arts Council, the Department of Planning, Community amp Cultural Affairs, Economic Empowerment. .. Artists reputation soars higher <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141103/ISLAND04/141109959/AR/0/AR-141109959.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> While many artists struggle for years to establish a reputation, Russell DeMouras is rocketing. After only three years on the Bermuda art scene, Mr DeMoura, 47, has work in one of the Islands most prestigious exhibits, the Bermuda National Gallery Bermuda Biennial 2014. The Bermuda Biennial is juried and selects what it sees as the best. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141103/ISLAND04/141109959&source=RSS Mon, 03 Nov 2014 03:29:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141103/ISLAND04/141109959&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20141103/ISLAND04/141109959/AR/0/AR-141109959.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> While many artists struggle for years to establish a reputation, Russell DeMouras is rocketing. After only three years on the Bermuda art scene, Mr DeMoura, 47, has work in one of the Islands most prestigious exhibits, the Bermuda National Gallery Bermuda Biennial 2014. The Bermuda Biennial is juried and selects what it sees as the best. ..