(February 28, 2013) – A new theatrical show and silent auction at Sandals Royal Bahamian has geared itself to be a major promoter of visual arts in The Bahamas and a significant fundraiser for the Sandals Foundation.
The show at Sandals Royal Bahamian called “Dream in Color” is a display of dance and ‘live art’ depicting the emotions of an artist.
The performance features 16 dance numbers of various genres, from hip-hop to ballet. During the acts, Bahamian artist, Preston Hanna creates a one of a kind painting on a five-foot sheet of glass.
Sandals Royal Bahamian’s guests are allowed to take photographs of the painting during a meet and greet with the artist and the dancers after the show. The painting is then washed away forever until the following week’s performance where a whole new and unique painting is once more created.
Hanna then donates one 12×16 painting for auction, with 100 per cent of the funds going to the efforts of The Sandals Foundation in The Bahamas.
“In The Bahamas we don’t have a lot of avenues to display our talents to the outside world and Sandals has provided me with this great opportunity. I am also glad to be contributing to The Sandals Foundation which does so much good in our community,” Hanna said.
“Dream in Color” is the brain child of Rhondi Smith, the entertainment director at Sandals Royal Bahamian who said that she created the show because she wanted the world to know that The Bahamas has world-class talent.
“Bahamian art is not just coconut trees and pictures of the ocean. When I saw the quality of Preston’s work, he inspired me to create this whole show. The silent auction not only allows our guest to take back with them a truly Bahamian piece of art, it provides exposure for artists like Preston and contributes to the work of The Sandals Foundation,” Smith said.