Archive for July 7th, 2013

National Gallery summer art camp finishes

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(CNS) Local youngsters enjoyed a fun and creative week at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The gallery’s week long summer arts camp has included group art activities, painting, ceramics and the opportunity to make a 3d sculpture by recycling unwanted objects. The children got to work with a number of local artists and develop a wide range of skills over the week. On the final day of camp the children put on an exhibition of their work and invited guests to come and view their artistic creations.

Ginny Copley, Education Manager, explained that “The camp was free to children because of kind sponsorship by Scotiabank. Their sponsorship also helps us to provide drop in art sessions and screen movies for kids during the summer vacation.”

Simone Hull, Marketing Manager for Scotiabank and Trust Cayman said “Scotiabank is pleased to partner with the Gallery to host this exciting camp for 8-13 years old. We think this age is ideal to expose the students to unique ways of expressing themselves through art and to build their understanding of how art contributes and integrates into society. We are proud of the work that the National Gallery did this week with the students, some of whom have shown tremendous potential and trust that this will inspire them to continue to explore avenues to showcase their skills”

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Deadline for CNCF art grants coming up

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(CNS) The Grants Committee is now accepting applications for the September ’13 session. The deadline for submission is Monday, 15 July and applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decisions by Friday, 15 November. The CNCF Grants for the Arts were designed to encourage residents to develop their ideas, linked to their artistic needs and future plans. It aims to be flexible and to encourage new ideas. 

Grants are for individuals who are resident in the Cayman Islands and have been resident for the preceding twelve months, and for arts groups operating in the Cayman Islands. Grants for individuals range from $250 to $1,000. Grants to art groups range from $500 to $3,000.

Grants are awarded for arts-related activities running for a limited time, such as the following: Projects and events, Commissions and productions, Research and development, Activities for people to take part in, Educational activities, Professional development and training, Organisational development to improve the long-term stability of arts organizations, Touring (Touring activity might involve performances or exhibitions, artistic residences, artistic work involving people from particular communities, or possibly all of these things), or any combination.

You can apply online on the CNCF website ( or, if you cannot apply online, you may pick up a copy of the Application Guidelines and the Application Form at:

The CNCF Office

17 Harquail Drive

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Cyclist killed in road smash

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(CNS) Updated Monday: Police have now named the man who was riding a bicycle when he was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning following a collision near Club Inferno on Hell road in West Bay. Police said that Steve Andrew Powery  (57) died as a result of his injuries after being reportedly hit by a motorbike. Emergency services were called to the scene at 12:04am on 7 July. The 24-year-old male motorcyclist was also injured and was transported to the Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town, where he remains in a critical but stable condition. The crash is now under investigation and police have made no arrests in connection with the crash.

Anyone Anyone who was in the area just after midnight on Sunday and witnessed the crash, or has any information which could assist the investigation, is asked to contact the RCIPS Traffic Management Unit on 946-6254.

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