Womyn put on a brilliant show

A magnificent art show encompassing art created solely by women delighted visitors with its creativity. The Journal reports.

The first Womyn exhibition was held last year during Women’s Month (March), produced by some leading female lights of the artistic world in Cayman – former National Gallery Director, Nancy Bernard, the Cayman Traditional Art’s Trina Christian and well-known artist Zoe Blount. This year organisers were unable to schedule the event for March, but, as Trina Christian explains, they were determined that the show must go on! “We had such an overwhelming response last year that we decided to have it again this year in May. We figured every day is a great day to celebrate the power of women!”

Trina says that the exhibit is purposely open to all women to submit any medium.

She explains, “We have a wonderful selection of professional full-time female artists on the island, but this year’s ‘open invitation’ gave all women the opportunity to submit something, whether they were professional artists, or part-time artists – or maybe simply those who paint as a hobby.”

This year leading up to the show Trina held a free workshop at Cayman Traditional Arts in West Bay where 12 women created there own individual piece based on one word that inspired them about Womyn, as well as one group piece. She says that many of these individuals had never created a piece of artwork before. The resulting pieces were also included in the show. Trina adds, “The clothesline exhibit from the Women’s Resource Centre that speaks out against domestic violence was also displayed again this year and was, as always, very moving.”

Organisers say they thoroughly enjoy the venue at Al Ebanks’ Studio/Gallery in Sheddon Road, George Town, because it brings people to this hidden gem that is full of artistic expression. This year they also had complimentary music from Harmony Scott and Rebecca.

Trina confirms: “It was fabulous. We raised over $500 that will be donated to the Crisis Centre. Many thanks to Al for the space and to fellow organiser Meegan Ringeisen for all her hard work and of course all the artists!”

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Meegan’s Womyn piece

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