Cultural Calendar

NOVEMBER 2009

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Little Cayman Art Lecture series
Tonight, at 5pm, an art documentary video will be shown 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.

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Art Trek Tuesday
Designed for children aged six to 11 years, the class is 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. For more information, contact Jessica at education.ng@candw.ky or call the Gallery at 945-8111.

Collecting Art 101
An educational lecture will be provided by the National Gallery in advance of its first Affordable Art Fair on 7 November. This session will teach guests about the collecting process and provide tips on finding the right piece of art. The event begins at 5.30pm at the National Gallery in Harbour Place. Register by emailing intern.ng@candw.ky.

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Affordable Art Fair
From 10am to 4pm today the National Gallery hosts its first Affordable art Fair, with a wide variety of works on exhibit and available for sale, all between the prices of $50 and $1,000. This event takes place in the courtyard of Harbour Place in George Town.

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CineClub: Amadeus
A 1984 film directed by Milos Forman and written by Peter Shaffer, adapted from his stage play of the same name, this film is based loosely on the lives of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, two composers who lived in Vienna, Austria during the latter half of the 18th Century. The film will run from 6pm to 8pm and is aired at the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location. Directed by Woody Allen. The cost is $5 or free for members. Contact Anne at admin.ng@candw.ky to RSVP.

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Art Forum
This bi-monthly debate platform for artists and cultural administrators encourages input from the audience as four guest speakers discuss a set topic. The forum begins at 6pm and topic will be announced at a later date. Contact Natalie at director.ng@candw.ky for more information.

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Traditional Caymanian cooking class
This month Denise Bodden of the National Trust will demonstrate how to prepare custard-topped cornbread. Included in the cost of the class is the recipe and sample of the completed dish. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Call 749-1123 to reserve a space.

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Art Flix: How art made the world To Death and Back
The cost is $5 or free for members and the film begins at 6.30pm in the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location. A glass of wine is included to accompany the film. Contact david@davidbridgeman.ky for information.

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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.

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CineClub: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
In this film, directed by Milos Forman, Jack Nicholson plays McMurphy, a man who thinks he can get out of doing work while in prison by pretending that he is insane. His plan backfires when he is sent to a mental asylum. The film will run from 6pm to 8pm and is aired at the National Gallery’s Harbour Place location. Directed by Woody Allen. The cost is $5 or free for members. Contact Anne at admin.ng@candw.ky to RSVP.

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Late Night at the Gallery
This bi-monthly late night opening aims to broaden the organisation’s accessibility by inviting visitors to view the current exhibition outside of traditional opening hours. Entertainment is also provided. This month’s event, called “Art Experience”, features Randy and Nasaria Chollette and begins at 7.30pm. Admission is $5 or free for members. Contact communications.ng@candw.ky for more information.

Lunchtime Lecture Series at National Gallery
From 12.15pm to 12.45pm today, the curator of the Up and Out exhibit will discuss street art. The lecture will be held at the Gallery’s Harbour Place location. Cost is $5 for non-members or free for members and a complimentary light lunch will be included. Email communications.ng@candw.ky for more information.

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National Gallery 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.

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Cayman Brac Art Lecture series
Tonight, from 7pm to 8pm, an art documentary video or art film will be shown at the Cayman Brac Library. This session is free of charge. For more details call Simone Scott at 939-5306 or email simones@candw.ky.

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 749-1132 for more information or to pre-book tours for groups of more than 10.

The National Trust Visitor’s Centre in Dart Park, South Sound
The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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.

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 8.30am. 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 or 749-1124 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.

THURSDAY
Historic walking tour of George Town
From 9am on Thursdays, visit a church, graveyard, official buildings, the stepwell and fortification system in the island’s capital to learn a little more about Cayman’s culture. Call Denise at 749-1123. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

Walkers Kids Art Club
From 3.30pm to 4.30pm children aged 9 to 12 who are interested in the visual arts can take part in this art club, exploring famous artists, art movements, artistic movies and various media and technique with young artists. For more information on how to register email education.ng@candw.ky or call 945-8111.

SATURDAY
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
Up and Out: An Exhibition of Contemporary Street Art runs from 6 November, 2009 to 7 January, 2010 at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This is the first time that the National Gallery is hosting an eclectic variety of contemporary street art, which is fast becoming recognised as the defining art movement of the 21st Century. All the art has been completed by local artists, including Jonty Iddekinge, Aston Ebanks and artists from the National Gallery’s outreach programmes Art Haven, Inside Art, Art Unbound, Art Sisters, Art Unlimited and Art Magnet.

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

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 local artists including Luis Molina, Jacob Julian, Benton Conolly and Donna Germain, 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, 9.30am to 6pm. For more information and exact artist schedules, go to www.starvinartists.net.

 

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