Art program invites cancer survivors, patients

Multimedia artist Lisa Ebanks. - PHOTO: JEWEL LEVY

Cancer survivors and patients are invited to get creative in April in a pilot art program taught by mixed media artist and cancer survivor Lisa Ebanks.

Ms. Ebanks, through the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, will host the six-week “Art Through Cancer, Cancer through Art” program, which will encourage participants to express themselves. The program is limited to the first eight people who register.

“Art through Cancer,” which runs from 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 7 to May 12 at a venue yet to be announced, requires no experience or artistic ability to take part.

The themes throughout the program are: “Opening up to be Creative,” “Renewing,” “You’re a Star,” “Back to Nature,” “My Favorite Caymanian Ting” and “My Hope.”

Materials, equipment and light refreshments will be provided. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions and will receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

Ms. Ebanks, a 1996 graduate of the International Academy of Design in Toronto, Canada, has also tried to inspire others through mentorships with the Chamber of Commerce and the National Gallery. Her own paintings can be seen at various locations around island.

Those interested in the pilot program are asked to register in person at the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, 114 Maple Road. For more information, contact Ms. Ebanks at [email protected] or 327-9931.