From Within III reaches out

From Within III art exhibition takes place at the National Gallery for a week starting this Saturday, 30 July.

The public is invited to attend the opening at 6pm and is promised an unusual and unique show, according to a gallery release.

The annual exhibition, to showcase the work of many of the gallery’s outreach programmes will celebrate its second year of operation.

Each programme is sponsored by a number of private companies, such as Walkers, Caledonian Bank, State Street, Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Dart Management, and The Ministry of Education.

From Within gives the participants, most of whom are new to art the opportunity to socialise with the community and to have a chance to see how others accept their work.

Nickola McCoy will curate the exhibition, which will feature work from the Inside Art programmes at Northward Prison, Fairbanks Prison, Eagle House and Caribbean Haven Drug Rehabilitation Centre. There will also be works featured by a number of other programmes such as the Art Zone, Art Magnet and Art Sisters.

All artwork displayed will be for sale, and 50 percent of monies collected will go towards buying art materials for the continuation of the programmes. The balance of monies will go to the artist, the release adds.

From Within was started by former director of the National Gallery, Leslie Bigelman and former outreach facilitator of the programmes, April Bending, in 2003.

For further information please contact Nickola McCoy, outreach and education facilitator at the National Gallery on 945-8111.