Art for the heart at Valentine’s Gala

Women attending the annual Cayman
Heart Fund’s Valentine’s Gala will be decked out in red, the colour of love,
this year.

The annual Red Dress Valentine’s
Gala will be held at the Westin Casuarina on Saturday, 13 February and will
feature a glittering night of food, wine, and music.

This year, for the first time, guests
can bid on pieces of art created by local artists.

Suzy Soto, chairman of the Cayman
Heart Fund said the organisation’s board was delighted so many artists have
chosen to donate their work to be auctioned.

“We are extremely grateful to the
wonderful artists who have graciously offered their incredibly creative work so
that it can be auctioned for our vital charity,” she said.

Artists who have donated their work
include: Bendel Hydes, David Bridgeman, John Broad, John Doak, Chris Mann, CE
Whitney, Charles Long, Chris Christian, Gordon Solomon, Maureen Lazarus,
Nickola McCoy, Teresa Grimes, Avril Ward, Guy Harvey and Al Ebanks.

Besides being able to admire and
buy the completed artworks, the audience will also be treated to a “speed
painting” demonstration by artist John Broad. That painting will also be
auctioned to the highest bidder.

The paintings will be on show
before the gala dinner.

Music will be provided by Chuck and
Barrie Quappe’s Sea N B and performers from cabaret show Vivendi will also make
a special appearance.

Tickets cost CI$150 per person or
$1400 per table and are available by emailing Suzy Soto at [email protected].

The Cayman Heart Fund is a
non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the reduction in the
Cayman Islands of heart and circulatory disease, the biggest health problem
here.

The red theme continues next month
when the Cayman Heart Fund requests businesses to raise funds by having
employees dress in red on 5 March.

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Artist Avril Ward with her Too Much Cake sculpture to be donated to Art for the Heart.
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