The Grand Bahama Heritage Foundation tells the stories of the island’s heritage through art projects which intertwine Art and History. Founded several years ago, its Artists in Residence Program brings to life the oral history of its native people through unique art works. A Question of Faith: The Journey of Freetown, telling the story of Grand Bahama’s first freed slave settlement, was completed last year.
Our newest project is being launched this week: Hattitudes: Hats and The Bahamian Ladies Who Wear Them. We will explore the cultural influence of Colonial and African heritage on the hat fashions in modern day Bahamas. We’ll discover the evolution in their design, material, shapes and personalities and how they reflect the ladies who wear them. Lyndah Wells, photographer; Chantal Bethel, artist; Laurie Tuchel, writer/editor will form the collaborative art circle where faith meets fashion. Our first posting will introduce you to these creative talents.
I so look forward to this interesting and creative new project by these talented ladies.