The Cayman Islands Prison Service is hosting a prisoner art and craft exhibition on Saturday, 28 May, at Centennial Park in George Town from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and the public is invited to view works by prisoners at Northward as part of their rehabilitation process.
On display will be pencil art, crayon art, acrylic painting, woodcraft and matchstick craft. Some of the items on display will be for sale.
The prison hopes to make the exhibition an annual event and that the community will support this initiative by attending and purchasing some of the items. Donation of materials will also be appreciated.
Prisoners choose to use the art and craft programme, offered by a volunteer teacher, as a means of self-expression, to promote their creative spirit and to help ease frustrations and loneliness.
Instead of getting involved in negative behaviour, some prisoners will use the canvas or their medium of choice to release that energy, prison officials say.
Prisoners enrolled in the art programme attend classes once a week for three hours. Those in the woodcraft shop attend work five days per week. Some also do work outside of class time on their own initiative.
For more information contact Peter Foster at 526-0751 or McDonald at 916-9149