Charity cocktail evening, The Butterfly Ball, is scheduled to be held at the Wharf, 6pm, this Saturday.
The evening’s entertainment will feature a live and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the National Trust’s Endemic Butterflies education programme, which teaches children about endemic and migratory butterflies of the Cayman Islands and their relationship to the eco-system.
The artwork that will be featured in the live auction includes pieces by Avril Ward, April Bending, Nicola McCoy Snell, Gordon Solomon, Debbie Van der Bol, Sue Widmer and Hollace Kutay.
‘In addition to the live auction there will be a silent auction full of unique and sought-after items which will hopefully generate some interesting bidding,’ said Miss Caroline Key, Development & Marketing Manager of the National Trust. ‘The items have all been kindly donated and we are grateful to the generosity and involvement from the local and international community. It’s going to be a fun event,’
‘This event has come about thanks to Hollace Kutay’s willingness to help the National Trust and become more involved in preserving Cayman’s fragile environment,’ said Miss Key.
‘Hollace is only in her early teens and her determination to help the National Trust for the Cayman Islands is an inspiration. She is a talented and remarkable young lady.’
Hollace is a marine artist who specializes in acrylic pointillism-style paintings. She sells her work in the states, as well as in Cayman at Morgan’s Gallery, the Ritz-Carlton, and Pure Art Gallery.
Hollace has been a visitor to the Island since 2003. She took a painting workshop in Cayman in 2006 under international artist, Ron ‘Rogest’ Steven. In 2007, she assisted with the workshop taught by Ron to local kids in his outreach programme.
This year, immediately prior to the Butterfly Ball, Hollace will be teaching a painting workshop to local children, with the assistance of a US artist, Claire Davies at Cobalt Coast, West Bay. The paintings they create, along with an original painting donated by Hollace, will be on auction at the Butterfly Ball.
‘I am very fond of Cayman and deeply committed to the environment. I saw the Butterfly Ball as a way to give something back to Cayman and I created my painting “Wings of the Sea” especially for this auction,’ said Miss Hollace Kutay.
‘I hope the event will raise funds that the Trust can use to help teach people responsible stewardship of the environment,’ she added.
Tickets are on sale at the Morgan Gallery, Galleria Plaza or the National Trust office, Dart Park, South Sound. Tickets costs $50 per person. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
For more information on this event or to reserve tickets please contact the National Trust on 949-0121 or [email protected]