Summer Memories

Step into the bridge gallery at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, at the moment and you’ll step right into an exhibition of some of Cayman’s best established and brand new artists’ work.

Curated by local artist Chris Christian, the show is full of ideas, colors and styles. Weekender spoke with the man himself to get the lowdown on all things artsy.

The theme is “Summer Memories” – what prompted that as an idea?

“Summer Memories” is a collection of images that span the entire Cayman Islands, with each artist painting or photographing images that they have connected to as a memory. It’s important to showcase artistic interpretation of images through different styles, whether they are abstract, realistic or impressionistic, in order to capture some of the beautiful and vibrant images that can be seen throughout the islands.

There are many artists working in various media. Can you tell us a little bit about some of the people involved?

Artists include Gordon Solomon, Al Ebanks, Randy Chollette and Chris Christian (from the Native Sons art group), and then established artists such as Christel Ibsen, Avril Ward, Courtney Platt, Laurel Schmid and new and up-coming artists Kylie Vallo, April Bending, Grace Marcar, Kerwin Ebanks, Tansy Maki, Kara Julian and Jerome Wilson.

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