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Extension of exhibition opens

An extension of the National Gallery’s Cayman Islands Biennial exhibition – ‘Cross Currents’ – was formally opened at the Little Cayman Museum by Governor Martyn Roper and his wife Elisabeth Roper on March 15.

‘Pretty on the Outside’ announces international speaker

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EY launches art program for seniors at National Gallery

Accounting firm EY is sponsoring a new program at the National Gallery aimed at bringing older members of the community to the gallery and other venues in each district to take part in social gatherings centered around heritage and culture.

National Gallery opens two exhibits

Two new exhibits open Tuesday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. One looks into Cayman’s past, while the other looks at how young artists in the islands are being encouraged to develop their craft.

National Gallery gala explores Extreme Fashion

The National Gallery is holding its much anticipated annual fundraising gala on Nov. 30 in its gardens.

Solomon work features at National Gallery

A new exhibit by Caymanian artist Gordon Solomon goes on display Nov. 8 in the community gallery of the National Gallery.

National Gallery exhibit in fashion

Work in the National Gallery’s latest exhibit is being hung using a different kind of frame, a human one.

Enterprise City networking event

Cayman Enterprise City hosted its annual “Summer in the City” networking event at the National Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 2.

Student art exhibit ends next week

A year’s worth of art projects by children from preschool age to high school are currently on display at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The exhibit ends July 7.

KAABOO offers its version of Cayman kindness

The KAABOO Cayman festival has announced plans to donate some of its proceeds to local nonprofit agencies on the island.

‘From Whence We Came’: Gallery’s photography exhibition celebrates ocean

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ latest exhibition will feature a collection of images by celebrated musician and author D. Randall Blythe titled, “From Whence We Came.”

Urquhart elected to lead regional museum association

The director of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Natalie Urquhart, has been elected as president of the Museums Association of the Caribbean.

National art collection grows by five works

The National Gallery has added five new pieces of art to its National Art Collection.

When art meets science: Solar imaging in Cayman

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands opened its latest photography exhibition on Tuesday, “Solaris: Digital Solar Imaging in the Cayman Islands,” which features some of the world’s most detailed images of the sun.

Hurricane transforms art in latest gallery exhibit

The Cayman Islands’ National Gallery began its new year exhibition “shorts” last week with a new exhibit called “Through Ivan’s Eye.”

The illustrated boy

Henna artist Shilpa Tagalpallewar paints a dragon on the face of Oliver Colgate, during an artisans fair held on Friday at the National Gallery.

Weekender Spotlight

Weekender editor Vicki Wheaton is already (always?) in the holiday spirit and previews some events to get everyone else ready, too.

National Gallery celebrates 20 years

This year marks The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ 20th anniversary. Over the past two decades, the country’s leading public visual arts organization has welcomed more than a quarter of a million visitors, produced countless world-class exhibitions, and provided up to 60 monthly educational programs for the community.

CARIFESTA Showcase highlights best of Cayman’s culture

Lovers of music, dance, acting, visual arts, literature and fashion should head to the Harquail Theatre on the July 28 weekend for three fantastic performances at the CARIFESTA Showcase.

National Gallery examines the body in ‘Mediating Self’

A new exhibition, “Mediating Self – Identity and the Body,” is on display at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Culture Minister Dwayne Seymour opens exhibition for Simon Tatum

An exhibit by Simon Tatum was formally opened at the Cayman Islands National Gallery by newly appointed Culture Minister Dwayne Seymour Thursday evening.

All hail the queen: Miss Cayman talks beauty and culture

Two months into her reign, 2017 Miss Cayman, Anika Conolly, took a break from the crown and sat down with the Weekender to catch up about life as queen.

Art hits the road in Little Cayman

Youngsters in Little Cayman got an up-close encounter with the National Gallery’s permanent collection in early April, thanks to a new program that takes artwork on the road.

Camana Bay becomes chalky canvas

Remember when you were young and you would be scolded for drawing pictures in chalk on the living room floor or across the walls? Well, this Saturday you can draw with impunity at Camana Bay’s 14th annual Chalkfest competition.

Afternoon tea raises funds for National Gallery

Ariane Dart’s 14th annual tea party took on an Irish flair Friday, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. Many of the afternoon’s 180 female guests arrived at the Coral Beach Cottage Garden dressed in green, ready to bid on eight auction items to benefit the National Gallery.

‘Seadrift’ by Saba focuses on heritage

Chances are good that you’ve already seen and admired a painting by the artist who goes simply by the name Saba.

National Gallery takes a road trip

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Cayman’s leading visual arts organization, hosts countless programs and events, and is home to the permanent display of the islands’ National Art Collection.

Walkers Art Club on the Brac welcomes Gordon Solomon

Cayman artist Gordon Solomon, who recently returned to Cayman Brac to live, will be teaching Walkers Art Club youth classes this month. Mr. Solomon will teach classes at Spot Bay and West End primary schools using his “spots of light” technique.

National Gallery hosts Curious Catboats family day

Cayman’s quaint catboats were front and center last weekend as the National Gallery welcomed families for an afternoon of activities dedicated to the little blue watercraft. Children of all ages explored the National Gallery’s new maritime exhibitions, Upon the Seas, and Saltwater in Their Veins.

Exploring ‘The Art of the Cayman Islands’

Somewhere between 2008 and 2012, Randy Chollette’s brain exploded. It remains a mystery as to what happened, but National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) Director Natalie Urquhart may know. In her superb, 100-page “The Art of the Cayman Islands,” Ms. Urquhart curates dozens and dozens of pictures - bright, concise and detailed photographs of artwork drawn from NGCI’s permanent collection and unnamed “private holdings.”

National Gallery celebrates maritime culture

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ latest exhibition series celebrates Cayman’s maritime identity – past present and future. Seeking to engage visitors with the story of maritime heritage and national identity, the program runs until April 20.

MS Foundation brings fashion, awareness to National Gallery

Alyssa Christian describes her experience with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable and often painful nervous system disorder, as something similar to a woman’s handbag. The item’s outward beauty, visible to passersby, belies the chaos hidden inside.

School groups delve into art at the National Gallery

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ education programs have gotten off to a busy start already this school year with a number of visits from local schoolchildren. Year 3 students from St. Ignatius took in a field trip to the National Gallery on Wednesday, Jan. 4

Big Brothers Big Sisters tour National Gallery

More than 30 participants from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands toured the National Gallery last month to learn about the temporary exhibition “Speak to Me – Understanding the Language of Art.”

National Gallery events serve up holiday cheer for all ages

The National Gallery kicked off the festive season with the annual Christmas party for members and supporters last weekend, followed by a family fun day and artisan fair.

Family festivities at gallery fair

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has invited Cayman artisans to a special art fair on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cuba inspires fundraiser at National Gallery

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands hosted a 1930s Cuba-inspired fundraiser. Guests donned tropical dresses, fedoras and guayabera shirts for Friday night’s event, one of the gallery’s major fundraisers.

The only calendar you’ll need this Christmas

There are already Christmas items in the shops and festive ads on the television, now that the holiday season is near. The local calendar is filling up with events guaranteed to get people in the holiday spirit, beginning with the Christmas tree lighting at Camana Bay on Saturday.

Call for art exhibit submissions

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is seeking submissions for its upcoming exhibition which will run from Jan. 19 through to April 13, 2017.

The only calendar you’ll need this Christmas

There are already Christmas items in the shops and festive ads on the television, now that the holiday season is near. The local calendar is filling up with events guaranteed to get people in the holiday spirit, beginning with the Christmas tree lighting at Camana Bay on Saturday.

National Gallery goes Cuban for gala event

Grab your tropical frock, guayabera shirt, or fedora; perfect your 1930s paseo runway look; and get ready to celebrate, Cuban style!

Allure fashion and jazz event is runway hit

There is no question that awareness of the fashion industry is growing in Cayman. For many years, island boutiques have stocked pieces from international designers, and now some local designers have made their presence known on the global runway.

Unique photography exhibition opens at National Gallery

A unique and captivating photography exhibition is now open at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, quite far removed from our island scenery and culture, and sure to enchant visitors with its vibrant colors and its peek into a usually private and mysterious world.

Arturo Tappin visits John Gray

Famed Barbadian jazz/reggae saxophonist Arturo Tappin made an impromptu visit to music students at John Gray High School on Friday.

Walkers Art Club a draw for students

Nearly 100 young art students took part in Walkers Art Club this month at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The extracurricular art education program offers students of all ages and abilities weekly art classes to help enhance their skills and expose them to local and international artists.

Museum conference explores role of cultural heritage

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands hosted the 27th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Museums Association of the Caribbean this week, welcoming delegates from across the Caribbean, U.K., Canada and the U.S.

Exhibition changeover events prove a hit

Recent events at the National Gallery celebrated the closing of the Legacy of Light watercolors exhibition and the opening of the new exhibition. At an event held on Sept. 16 organized by committee members from the Butterfield Young Patrons’ Circle, two well-known watercolor painters were on hand for a special live-paint and mini auction.

National Gallery opens ‘Language of Art’ exhibition

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is exploring the language of art in its latest exhibition, which opens on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Artist Gordon Solomon launches book at Gallery reception

Award-winning artist and musician Gordon Solomon recently launched his new book, “Dr. Moody,” at a reception at the National Gallery.

Young artists explore watercolors at Family Day

The Legacy of Light exhibition has inspired a variety of events at the National Gallery recently, all drawing on the theme of watercolor art that forms the show’s central theme.

Two events for the family this weekend at NGCI

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is hosting two kids events on Saturday in conjunction with the “A Legacy of Light” exhibition.

Trust camp takes in the National Gallery

A group of youngsters recently got a fun-filled sampling of art and heritage at the National Gallery.

Local artists featured in new exhibition

The temporary exhibition, “A Legacy of Light” opened to members June 30, and runs through Sept. 16

British ‘prog rock’ drummer brings more than music

At 66, Carl Palmer’s energy – and ambition – are undimmed, and while conscious of his “celebrity” status, and persuaded of his “artistic” credibility, the acclaimed British “prog rock” drummer nonetheless manages a certain charm.

Young Patrons night wraps up Native Sons exhibit

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands celebrated the closing of the exhibition “Native Sons – Twenty Years On” with a special event.

Cayman Prep and High School’s Year 6 Art Exhibition

Young artists had the chance to showcase their talents at a unique exhibition held recently at the National Gallery.

‘Legacy of Light’ to highlight Cayman’s watercolorists

Watercolor enthusiasts should mark their diaries for the Cayman Islands National Gallery’s latest exhibition, “A Legacy of Light,” which opens to the public on June 30.

‘Carnival and Culture’ lecture on Friday

Christopher Williams will present a special lecture on Carnival and culture at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands on Friday, followed by an open discussion.

National Gallery hosts caregivers

National Gallery staff and volunteers recently welcomed a group of more than 25 nurses and caregivers to mark International Nurses Day. The gallery’s assistant curator,...

National Gallery exhibits artwork by Outreach participants

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands opens a new exhibition this week in the Dart Auditorium/Community Gallery, showcasing close to 100 works of art by 68 students who have participated in the NGCI Outreach programs this year.

This week at National Gallery: lunch tour

The Escovitch garden lunch and tour takes place on Wednesday.

Students find inspiration in flotsam

The student artists in the National Gallery’s Walkers Art Club at Spot Bay Primary School recently focused their creative skills on turning found objects into eye-catching artwork.

Sunrise clients impress at art workshop

Young adults from Sunrise Adult Training Centre draw inspiration from National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

Exhibition opening marks a milestone

It was a packed house at the The National Gallery recently with over 200 guests eager to take in its newest exhibition, Native Sons – Twenty Years On.

Traveling art show makes final stop

After five months of delighting art lovers island-wide, traveling art show “What does hope look like,” which aimed to bring hope to Cayman residents through visual art, is drawing to a close this Wednesday at The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands’ Dart Community Gallery.

Committee formed to develop culture and heritage policy

A Cabinet-appointed steering committee of public and private stakeholders is helping to development Cayman’s first National Culture and Heritage Policy and Strategic Plan.

Chalkfest a success

Alexandra Bodden draws a flower at the annual Chalkfest fundraiser for the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands outreach programs.

Primary school students tour Carnival exhibition

Almost 200 students from Sir John A. Cumber Primary School toured the traveling exhibition “En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean” at the National Gallery last week.

Take your artistry outside in Chalkfest this weekend

Get creative for a good cause and take your artistry outside by taking part in Chalkfest on Saturday.

Special night for young National Gallery patrons

Making time for a dose of culture is not always easy for busy professionals, but a recent gathering proved a big draw for curious art lovers.

Ariane Dart’s tea party

Ariane Dart hosted her private annual tea party Friday afternoon. Funds raised from the event are donated to the National Gallery.

Art program invites cancer survivors, patients

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.

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