Cultural Calendar

AUGUST 2009

3
Little Cayman Art Lecture series
Tonight, at 5pm, an art lecture will be held at the National Trust Visitors Centre. This session is free of charge. For more details call Simone Scott at 939-5306 or email simones@candw.ky.

6
(re)Visited opens
The National Gallery will open its latest exhibit, titled (re)Visited, a collection of 19th century Jamaican landscape prints, from the collection of Hugh and Pam Hart. Forty prints by renowned artist Kidd will be on display with supporting works by Belanger, Robertson, Hakewill and Dupery.

10
CineClub: Grapes of Wrath
A 1940 classic directed by John Ford shows this adaptation of John Steinbeck’s famous novel. The film tells a simple story about Oklahoma farmers leaving the Depression-era dustbowl for the promised land of California. Airs from 6pm to 8pm at the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location. Cost is $5 or free for members. RSVP to admin.ng@candw.ky.

11
Curator’s Lecture
The National Gallery will present two lectures on the art history of Jamaica. The first of these two lectures takes place tonight at 6pm. Contact Gallery Director Natalie Coleman at director.ng@candw.ky or call 945-8111 for more information.

13
Summer Kids’ Flicks
The National Gallery is airing kids’ films for the month of August on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Films will include Kirikou and the Sorceress by director Michel Ocelot, Little Terrorist by director Ashvin Kumar and My Neighbours the Yamadas by director Isoa Takahata. Screenings begin at 3.30pm and end at 5pm at the National Gallery. Contact outreach.ng@candw.ky for more information.

18
Curator’s Lecture
The National Gallery will present two lectures on the art history of Jamaica. The second of these two lectures takes place tonight at 6pm. Contact Gallery Director Natalie Coleman at director.ng@candw.ky or call 945-8111 for more information.

19
ArtFlix: How Art Made the World
This month’s ArtFlix showing will air The Day The Pictures Were Born and will begin at 6.30pm at the National Gallery. Cost is $5 or free for members; contact david@davidbridgeman.ky for more information or to RSVP.

22
Family Fun Day
The National Gallery holds its monthly Family Fun Day today from 11am to 4pm. The session is free and by drop-in. Contact outreach.ng@candw.ky for more information.

24
CineClub: Quiet Man
John Wayne plays an American boxer who returns to the Emerald Isle, his native land. The Quiet Man won an Oscar for cinematography and is directed by John Ford. Airs from 6pm to 8pm at the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location. Cost is $5 or free for members. RSVP to admin.ng@candw.ky..

26
Lunchtime Lecture
The National Gallery’s Lunchtime Lecture series continues this month with a lecture focusing on the current (re)Visited exhibition. Held from 12.15pm to 12.45pm and accompanied by a complimentary light lunch, the lecture costs $5 or is free for members. To RSVP contact communications.ng@candw.ky.

27
Summer Kids’ Flicks
The National Gallery is airing kids’ films for the month of August on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Films will include Kirikou and the Sorceress by director Michel Ocelot, Little Terrorist by director Ashvin Kumar and My Neighbours the Yamadas by director Isoa Takahata. Screenings begin at 3.30pm and end at 5pm at the National Gallery. Contact outreach.ng@candw.ky for more information.

Traditional Arts Night Class
On Cayman Brac tonight at the Heritage House, residents can gather to learn the Caymanian traditional art of thatching. Starts at 7pm and is free of charge.

29
Cayman Brac Art Lecture series
Tonight, at 7pm, an art lecture will be held at Heritage House. This session is free of charge. For more details call Simone Scott at 939-5306 or email simones@candw.ky.

Brac Heritage House Kids’ Art Camp
This end-of-summer art camp is held at the Heritage House on Cayman Brac. Open to all ages, attendees can enjoy some colourful fun before heading back to school. Parents and teenagers are welcome as volunteers and a light lunch will be provided free of charge. Camp begins at 10am and ends at 2pm.

Lecture and Art Camp Exhibit
An art lecture by a visiting artist and an exhibition of children’s works of art produced during the day will take place located at the Cayman Brac Heritage House. Light refreshments will be served free of charge. The event begins at 7pm.

Weekly Schedule
ONGOING

The Mission House and National Trust 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.
Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm, with the last tour at 4.30pm.
Admission to the house is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Mission House is located at 63 Gun Square Road, Bodden Town.
Call 947-5805 for more information or to pre-book tours for groups of more than 10.

Blue Iguana Safari, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Held Monday to Saturday at 11am, this is your chance to come and meet the Blues! This 1.5 hour fully-guided tour takes you behind the scenes at the captive breeding facility.
Admission to the Park is included in the cost, which is $24 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets available at the Park gate.
Contact the Botanic Park on 947-9462 further for details.

Private Tours/ Presentations
Please email Stuart at smailer@nationaltrust.org.ky to arrange Mastic Trail hikes and bird watching.
Please email Denise at dbodden@nationaltrust.org.ky to arrange historic tours and cooking classes.
Please email Erica at edaniel@nationaltrust.org.ky to arrange educational presentations.

TUESDAY

Art Trek Tuesdays
During the summer, Art Trek Tuesday will be held every week. Designed for children aged six to 11 years, the class will be held from 3.30pm to 5pm at the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location and is free. Children are able to see what is happening in the Gallery’s current exhibits and learn about world cultures through art. Parents are welcome.

WEDNESDAY

Elderly Artists’ Care House and Kirkconnell Community
Every Wednesday, the Brac’s senior citizens meet up with each other to do some art. On the second and last Wednesday of each month the programme will take place at the Heritage House for those senior citizens wishing to learn or re-learn the art of thatching. Classes are from 10.30am to 12pm and materials and a light lunch are included free of charge. For more details contact Simone Scott at 939-5306 or email simones@candw.ky.

National Trust guided Mastic Trail hike
The hike will start at 8am. 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.
$15.00 donation for Trust members, $20.00 for non-members. Contact Stuart Mailer at smailer@nationaltrust.org.ky for more details.
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.

SATURDAY

Art Sisters
From 1pm to 3pm each Saturday at John Gray High School hall, instructed by Lorna Reid, Art Sisters, an adult women’s group, meets to discuss and explore art. A variety of skills are taught, such as painting and sculpture. There is no fee to attend. Contact Kaitlyn Elphinstone at outreach.ng@candw.ky for more information.

National Gallery Cayman Brac Adult Art Group
Each Saturday the National Gallery hosts an informal ‘meet and paint’ adult group for artists at Heritage House Garden in North East Bay, from 9am to 12pm. Free of charge.

Art Zone
These Saturday classes are free and available to teens aged 12 and up. The programme runs throughout the island’s districts on a rotating schedule and is an art history-based programme designed to encourage the appreciation of the visual arts in Cayman. Contact Kaitlyn at outreach.ng@candw.ky for more details.

ART

(re)Visited opens at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands this month. The exhibit features 19th Century Jamaican landscape prints.

Alejandro Angel, Jr. is exhibiting his works at Butterfield Place in a show titled “We are only young once…”.

April Bending’s newest exhibit, Camana Blues, is showing at Café del Sol in Camana Bay.

The Engage ’09 wedding symposium that took place at the Ritz-Carlton may be over but the wedding photography exhibition is still up in the Ritz-Carlton Gallery. Photos by Rebecca Davidson, David Wolfe, Patrick Broderick and more.

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.

Starvin’ Artists, an exhibit featuring works by Gordon Solomon, Elizabeth Hemphill, Steve Joscelyn, Kara Julian and Miguel Powery, is on show at a new gallery on West Bay Road, next to Mitzi’s Fine Jewellery in Bay Harbour Centre. Open from Sunday to Friday, 9am to late. For more information, call 945-5014.

 

NO COMMENTS