Art Beat, the National Gallery’s annual Outreach Exhibition, which is sponsored by Dart, is open at the NGCI Education Centre at Miss Lassie’s Duplex.
The exhibition features works from more than 50 artists – ranging from 9 to 95 years of age – and all are participants in the National Gallery’s various outreach programmes. These include children, teenagers, the elderly, special needs individuals, inmates and rehabilitation patients.
The exhibition will run until 11 November. Hours are 9 am to 5pm weekdays and 11am to 2pm on Saturdays.
“The Dart Foundation is pleased to sponsor the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ Outreach Exhibition once again this year. This exhibit has a positive and powerful impact on the participants and the wider island community. We commend the National Gallery for establishing it and providing instruction and encouragement to new artists” said Jim Lammers, vice president of the Dart Foundation.
Education is central to the National Gallery’s mission of promoting appreciation for and practice of the visual arts. The gallery runs more than 25 outreach and education programmes monthly, across all three of the Cayman Islands.
“Education is 70 per cent of what we do here,” said Mona Watler, NGCI communication and marketing manager. “It’s important for us to make these creative forums available for everyone and anyone. We continue to see the positive effects of creativity from week to week, with so many great reports from our participants.”