Art makes sense of water

| 25/11/2008

(CNS): Cayman Traditional Arts has opened its latest exhibition featuring prominent local artists at the Gallery of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Water Sense has taken the striking Caribbean waters as its inspiration and turned them into a vibrant, colourful and diverse art exhibition full of thought provoking images that leaves viewers feeling fortunate to live somewhere so beautiful.

Trina Christian, CTA spokesperson said that Cayman is lucky enough to have many talented and prolific artists producing enough quality work to hold exhibitions on a regular basis. “The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, has been a tremendous support in allowing us the use of their Gallery space, and of course they are able to benefit too from the incredible displays of colourful works,” she said.

A new sponsor for this exhibition is BIGFIN Marketing Communications, a new marketing firm that recently opened for business in September this year. BIGFIN’s Managing Director, Roberta Bostock, said the firm was delighted to be involved in the promotion of artists in the Cayman Islands.

“This kind of artistic expression plays a vital part in the development of a thriving cultural community. When an artist paints they are telling part of a story. Through the support of our local artists we believe we are helping to promote the ‘Cayman story’. We have always been impressed by the work of the CTA and look forward to supporting its future exhibitions, ” she added.

Water Sense is part of CTA’s ongoing effort to promote local artists’ work to both overseas and local buyers. Chris Christian, CTA Managing Director and an artist himself explained that CTA is all about promoting local art, not only to our own community – but to the rest of the world.

“This is an ideal forum. We are a small team at the CTA but we are passionate and very active. We also take great joy in training young Caymanians in the work that we do, like our Junior Art Coordinator, Gabrielle Watler, who played a big part in putting this exhibition together,” he said.

The opening night was well attended by a large number of local art lovers as well as guests of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Many of the exhibiting artists were also there to promote their work and spent time answering questions about their own style and inspiration.

The exhibition of painting and photography includes works from such talent as Al Ebanks, Gordon Solomon, Avril Ward, Sue Widmer, Nasaria Suckoo-Cholette, Chris Christian, Renate Seffer, Patrick Broderick, Charles Long, Dora Williams, Jenny Palmer and Nancy Davies. The exhibition will run until February 2009. All exhibition pieces are for sale and may be purchased through the retail department of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.


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