Cultural Calendar: January 2009

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Bird Watching

8am – 10am
Governor Gore Bird Sanctuary is home to a variety of animals and plants unique to the Cayman Islands. Join the National Trust for an informative bird watching activity, featuring sightings of Cayman’s unique avifauna, along with winter migrants. This is the perfect opportunity to ask, “What bird is that?” CI$15 donation for Trust members, $20 for non-members, CI$5 for children.

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National Gallery’s CineClub – Funny Bones

When comedian Tommy Fawkes has his big chance in a theatre in Vegas, his father, a once-famous comedian himself, wins the crowd for him. Tommy’s performance is disastrous, and so he flees his ruined life and tries to find the funniest sketches in the world. Written by Mattias Thuresson. Starring: Ian McNeice (II), Richard Platt, Peter McNamara, Peter Martin (II), Lee Evans. Directed by: Peter Chelsom

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NGCI Film Screening, Icons of Cayman: Seth Chwast

A 30-minute documentary by filmmaker Marni Deutsch who explores Seth’s remarkable journey. The film begins at 6pm at the National Gallery Harbour Place and is free of charge.

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Video Production Workshop Two Sessions Video Basics 9am to noon and Advanced Video Skills 1pm to 4pm.
This one day intensive workshop will explore the fascinating world of film. Led by Judy Singh who brings over 10 years of experience! The class will explore a wide variety of subjects from camera care to creative shooting techniques. Cost: Each session CI$150 and CI$250 for both (10 per cent discount for National Gallery members). Take your own video camera. For more information please call 945 8111 or email outreach.ng@candw.ky

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Art Flix:

Sketches of Frank Gehry by Sydney Pollack
Oscar winning director Sydney Pollack takes a sharp sideways turn with Sketches of Frank Gehry, a documentary about the noted architect. Pollock adds a genuine curio to his filmmaking resume with this movie. Shooting mostly with hand-held digital-video cameras also brings a nice intimacy to the proceedings, creating a warm testimony to a great artist who has somehow managed to keep his integrity intact despite the ruthless nature of the industry in which he works.

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Painting Workshop at NT Visitors Centre, Dart Park South Sound, 10am – 2pm

Join Janice Brown at the National Trust Visitor Centre in the Dart Park for an adult’s painting workshop.
All welcome (adults only)! Please contact Janice at info@nationaltrust.org.ky for more details. Cost: CI$50. Plus art supplies $30 (or bring your own). Call to book! 949-0121.

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CineClub: Dangerous Liaisons

This three-time Oscar-winning drama is set in France around 1760-1770 and tells the gripping story of a scheming widow and her ex-lover, who make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently-married woman.
The ex-lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honourable woman.
Stars John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Keanu Reeves, Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman.

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Art@Governors 2009 includes over 1000 artists, craftspeople and designers demonstrating their talents under the theme “Making a Difference”.
Held on the lawn of Governors House, the event will take place from 1pm to 5pm. For more information or to volunteer or help out at this event, call the National Gallery at 945-8111 or email Mona Lisa Tatum-Watler at communications.ng@candw.ky.

Weekly Schedule

ONGOING
Seth Chwast: Icons of Cayman exhibit will now run through to February 2009.

Seth Chwast, who was diagnosed with autism as a very young child, lived for years in a world of roller coasters, haunted houses and classical music.
A dramatic change came in 2003, when at age 20 he took an oil painting class at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Seth, who rarely speaks, began describing his world in paint. It turned out that he has an innate ability to mix colours and create amazing works of art that reflect this vision of his world and the world around him.
Opening hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.
www.sethchwastart.com

Blue Iguana Safari, Monday to Saturday, 11am, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Come and meet the Blues! This one and a half hour fully guided tour takes you behind the scenes at the captive breeding facility. Cost is CI$24 and includes admission to the Park. Tickets available at the Park Gate.

National Gallery SISTER ISLANDS
Programmes are temporarily suspended in the Sister Islands due to the recovery process. In the interim, one-off art workshops will be held in order to provide a creative outlet at this time. For more information on these workshops, please contact National Gallery’s Sister Islands Officer Simone Scott at simones@candw.ky or 939-5306 or the National Gallery at 945-8111 for specific dates.

The Mission House and NT Visitors Centre, Bodden Town
This historic site of The National Trust for The Cayman Islands is open year-round and offers guided tours of the house and grounds. There is also a National Trust shop offering a variety of gifts, toys and locally made artefacts and also a research room for guests to read information on Cayman’s past. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00a.m- 5.30p.m, last tour at 4:30p.m. Admission to the house: Adults CI$5.00, Children (under 12) – $2.50. Mission House is located at 63 Gun Square Road, Bodden Town. Call Jaime at 947-5805 for more information and to book tours for groups of 10+.

TUESDAY
Still Life Workshop:

Tuesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm except during school holidays. This workshop is an informal group of individuals who paint or draw together. Still life compositions are set up for those who wish to explore the genre or desire a project but options are endless and everyone is free to create anything they like in their chosen medium. Cost: free for members or $5 for non-members, please bring your own materials. For information contact Eme Paschalides: paschal@candw.ky or 327 9212.
Art Trek Tuesday 3:30 to 5:00pm.
Held the first Tuesday of each month for children aged 6-11yrs. Art Trek acts as a FREE monthly art drop in session where children can see what is happening at our current exhibits in addition to learning about the cultures of the world through art. Parents are welcome! Contact Deutsche Bank National Gallery Intern Stephen Nickelson at intern.ng@candw.ky for more information. Sponsored by State Street (Cayman) Trust Company Ltd.

Junior Art Start: Tuesdays, beginning 13 January. Instructed by Nancy Barnard, this is an 8 week class designed for children ages 5-7. Cost: CI$220 or CI$198 for Gallery Members. Materials and snacks included! Spaces are limited to 10. To sign up and receive full course description please email director.ng@candw.ky or call 945 8111

WEDNESDAY
National Gallery’s Art Flix
On the third Wednesday in each month the National Gallery presents ART FLIX, a public screening of art films and documentaries relating to the history of art. The films are introduced with a short lecture and attendees are invited to discuss films following screenings. A complimentary glass of wine accompanies the film which begins at our new time of 6.30pm at the National Gallery, Harbour Place; $5 or free for members. Contact 945-8111 or david@davidbridgeman.ky for more information.

Lunchtime Lecture
Series 12.15-12.45
at the National Gallery Harbour Place on the fourth Wednesday of each month. In a relaxed and open environment you can begin to understand for yourself the art that you see. Each lecture will focus on an aspect of the current show and introduce specific topics of art history and contemporary art in relation to the show. $5 or free for members, with a complimentary light lunch. Contact 945-8111 or communications.ng@candw.ky for more information and to RSVP.

National Trust Guided Mastic Trail Hike, 9am
Hikers will experience a fascinating exploration deep into Cayman’s wild interior, in an area where the woodland has been evolving undisturbed for the last two million years. The area is home to a wide variety of animals and plants unique to the Cayman Islands. Please note that the trail is not suitable for children under six years old, the elderly and infirm, or for persons with physical handicaps or conditions that may require emergency medical assistance. CI$15.00 donation for Trust members, $20.00 for non-members.

THURSDAY
Figure Drawing – Thursdays from 5:15pm to 7.15pm
held at the National Gallery, Starting 15 January. The class is taught by Argentinean artist Julieta Alvarez Macías, this eight week course offers the basic foundation of human figure which Julieta believes includes every challenge an artist could require (line and tone, perspective and composition). Life drawing will be developed as well as different methods and techniques which will definitely improve ones drawing skills. Cost: CI $200 or CI $180 for National Gallery Members, materials included. For Information contact Julieta Alvarez Macías: julialvamaci@hotmail.com or 323 7482

Walkers Art Club Thursdays 3.30pm to 5pm.
This club is for children ages 7-9 from all over the island who demonstrates talent and great interest in the visual arts. This programme fills the need for free professional art instruction for gifted young artists, supplementing the tutoring that they receive at the primary school level. For more information on how to register please email outreach.ng@candy.ky or call the National Gallery at 945 8111.

Historical Walking Tour of George Town, 9am
Take time to stroll through historic George Town. Visit a church, graveyards, official buildings and private homes. Walk with us through our capital, and learn a little more about our unique culture.
CI$15 donation for Trust members, $20 for non-members. Call Denise on 949-0121 for more information and to book tours.

SATURDAY
Family Fun
Come on down to the National Gallery for a morning of family fun. Bring your family and enjoy art activities related to the current exhibition. Opening hours are 11am to 4:00pm.

Art Sisters Saturdays 1pm to 3pm.
(Open to the public) Art Sisters is an adult women’s group where members attend class as a means to creatively and emotionally outlet their energy by means of discussion and artistic exploration. A variety of skills are taught in this academic programme such as painting and sculpture. Art Sisters is an open class for women who want to find their creative spirit within. Instructor: Lorna Reid. Sponsored by Dart Foundation.

National Trust Guided Mastic Trail Hike, 9am
Hikers will experience a fascinating exploration deep into Cayman’s wild interior, in an area where the woodland has been evolving undisturbed for the last two million years. The area is home to a wide variety of animals and plants unique to the Cayman Islands. Please note that the trail is not suitable for children under six years old, the elderly and infirm, or for persons with physical handicaps or conditions that may require emergency medical assistance. CI$15.00 donation for Trust members, $20.00 for non-members.

ART
Zahir Art Exhibit at Café Del Sol
, Camana Bay. Featuring work by artists Sandra Salangana, Joseph Betty/Gumba. Proceeds from sales of artwork will go towards the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme.

Passion & Pigment, an exhibition of works by Jessica Wallace at Sapphire Lounge, 7 Mile Shops. The show continues until 9 January.

Water Sense at The Gallery, Ritz-Carlton, featuring work by some of Cayman’s most revered and creative talent, including Al Ebanks, Sue Widmer, Avril Ward, Patrick Broderick and Charles Long. Exhibition runs until February.

 

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