Summer camp promotes traditional arts

Cayman Traditional Arts – an organisation dedicated to keeping Cayman’s traditional arts thriving – has been keeping youngsters busy at their summer camp, a press release said.

The children have been involved in various activities, including cooking traditional fritter’s over a caboose, making cassava cake and coconut candy, as well as experimenting in the fine arts.

The programme aims to send the children away with a sense of knowledge and appreciation towards Cayman’s culture.

Chris Christian of CTA said: ‘By combining the arts with our cultural adventures it allows the children to become aware of what is around them as well as what used to exist here. By exposing children to the heritage activities it also enhances their ability to see the everyday things in life with a new perception.’

The youngsters are producing a large acrylic painting on stretched canvas each week that will be displayed at The Gallery at the Ritz-Carlton from Saturday, 2 September to 9.

The exhibit will be a chance for the children’s art to be viewed in a professional setting.

Trina Christian of CTA and co-ordinator of the exhibit said she is treating it as a professional exhibit down to every last detail.

‘It’s such a wonderful opportunity to be permitted to use the space for this exhibit, and we encourage the public to attend the opening reception on Saturday, September 2 from 6-8pm to not only encourage our youth but also to take in the beautiful artwork that has been produced. It is truly inspiring to see.’

For more information on CTA email [email protected] or call 926-0119.

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