Artistry is vital to a rounded life, which is why the eleventh New Self-Help Community Foundation Talent Xposition of the Arts has attracted so many talented individuals over the years.
“The Xposition is not just about the event,” says main man JC Connor.
“It is a programme, helping to educate young artists so they are capable of success in life. [It helps] understand the vital role that art and culture play in enhancing economic development in the performing arts industries,” JC says.
Of course, the 37 participants at the bash on Sunday, 24 June all bring their own version of creativity to the Harquail Theatre stage as the event continues to provide an important forum for Cayman’s talent to shine.
“The arts are not merely for self-expression or entertainment,” muses JC. “Rather, they are disciplines, techniques, philosophies and skills.”
Check out the Weekender on Friday, 22 June for an interview with Melissa McField, the professional international dancer who is headlining the event. Melissa’s worked with numerous acts including Elephant Man, Sean Paul and Left Side and she shares some thoughts with us about what this kind of event can do for the confidence of the people involved as well as the sheer spectacle of the entertainment, too.
The Talent Xposition of the Arts is emceed by Lee Ramoon, Jera Ebanks and Andrei Harris. There will also be fine art by Al Ebanks and among the performances are such names as Jennings School of Music, Rita Estevanovich and Quincy Brown plus a host of rising stars, familiar and new names.
All proceeds of the event go to benefiting the foundation’s youth empowerment programme plus to the Pines Retirement Home.
Tickets for the show are $10 in advance from Funky Tangs and Reflections or $15 at the gate, which opens at 5.30pm on the night. Performances start at 6.30pm sharp.