For the fifth year running, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands will host an Art Day Camp in Cayman Brac on July 28.
The camp will be held at the Heritage house and is open to children of all ages. The aim of the camp is to provide an opportunity for budding young artists to learn and be encouraged by two successful Caymanian talents – husband and wife team, Randy and Nasaria Cholette.
The children will enjoy a music and poetry session and an art workshop inspired by natural elements the children find on the beach. Additionally, during the evening, families are invited to hear from the artists and view an exhibition of the children’s work.
This year’s event was organised by Simone Scott, who represents the National Gallery on the Sister Islands. A multiple award winning artist herself, Ms Scott opened YFE Art Gallery at the Brac Craft shop NIM Things, and she is looking forward to seeing the Brac play host to an arts event; particularly an event which will benefit the children of Cayman Brac.
Education Manager Eme Paschalides said, “We are delighted to bring art to the children who cannot come to us in Grand Cayman. Randy and Nasaria will teach these children to ‘see’, by finding the artistic potential of simple elements available to them everywhere and every day. Also perhaps, more importantly, the children will learn that what we cannot see is infinitely more important than what we can see”.
Artist and musician Randy Cholette is a prominent person in the Cayman arts scene; his work ranges from realistic to abstract, covering such themes as spirituality, landscape, cultural artefacts and political statements. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman displays some of his most recent works. Nasaria has a Master’s Degree in Educational Theatre and her work has appeared in a number of exhibitions, with one of her works featuring in the National Gallery’s permanent collection.
Registration for the Art Day Camp is now open, which is free of charge.
For information contact, Simone in Cayman Brac on 939-5306.