Gallery welcomes new pieces for collection

| 11/07/2014

(CNS): The NGCI has been given two new pieces of artwork for the National Collection, which is held in trust for the people of the Cayman Islands. Last month the family of the late local attorney Charles Adams donated a significant work by Miguel Powery. Paradise Found, Paradise Lost, which was painted in 1998, draws attention to the Islands’ rapid development and reflects Adams' own long-term commitment to protecting our environmental and cultural assets. Then this month artist Maureen Andersen Berry gave one of her pieces to the gallery in memory of her daughter, Juanita Marianne Berry.

French Harbour with Boats was painted during an artistic sojourn in France in 2001, Berry said the painting would provide a useful teaching tool for students of perspective given that it includes three viewpoints.

NGCI will publish these and other works acquired in 2013/14 in their Annual Report later this summer and on the Collections page of the NGCI website in the near future.

The National Gallery’s Permanent Collection features fifty years of Cayman Islands Art History and over sixty local artists. Selected works can be viewed daily in the Upper Gallery of the NGCI facility and admission is free of charge.

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