The sixth annual [email protected]’s exhibition took place under clear blue skies last Saturday afternoon on the lawn of the Governor’s house, drawing large crowd of art enthusiasts.
Nancy Barnard of the National Gallery, which organised the event, said attendance this year was just over 2,200, and only 16 people short of last year’s crowd when there were many more tourists on the island.
‘It was a very refreshing and beautiful event,’ said Mrs. Barnard. ‘It was a huge success.’
The theme of this year’s exhibition was ‘Art’s Healing Properties’, a timely motif during the post-Ivan recovery period. Mrs. Barnard said she thought the artist captured the theme very well.
The myriad of art mediums exhibited included painting, photography, quilting, sculpture, music, and a variety of crafts.
The featured artist of the exhibition was Joanna Lawrence, who was exhibiting her work for the first time.
The Governor Bruce Dinwiddy and his wife Emma once again served as gracious hosts to the event, and enjoyed viewing the artwork.
A competition called ‘My Best Blue Dragon’ was conducted in which children aged 4 through 11 were asked to create their best rendering of a blue iguana.
Winners in the four different age categories were Fenna Madison, Libby Galloway, Brianna Hydes and Sage Costa.
The law firm Walkers sponsored the event, which also offered free sails compliments of the Cayman Catboat Club.