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Visual Arts Society on show

VAS former board members Valerie Cottier and Avril Ward and current board members pat Nicholson, Shirley Scott and Mary McCallum

By Lindsey Turnbull

The diversity of Cayman’s talented artists was on show at the lovely location of Camana Bay’s Gardenia Court, an attractive backdrop to the works shown by some of Cayman’s most creative artists at the Visual Arts Society’s annual art show on Friday, Feb. 10.

Artist John Broad chats with budding artist Sean Moran about his work

A non-profit organisation providing opportunities for artists of all levels to develop in the art community, the VAS is comprised of a lively bunch of artists who always bring something new to the table.
VAS member Dinah Christine Green of DCG Designs was at the event showcasing her imaginative and decorative cards, labels and more, while stalwart local artist John Broad was enjoying showing some of his fine original work.

Barbara Bunny Holmes showcased a variety of her work.

Popular artist Barbara Bunny Holmes was surrounded by her lovely oil pastel and pen and ink artwork and Avril Ward had expanded her new collection of encaustic tile work, an exciting and interesting new direction for this talented artist.

Shilpa Tagalpallewar was on hand not only to sell her brightly coloured artwork and jewellery, but to also provide youngsters with face painting as well, while Janice Brown also talked about her work taking off in a new direction, with a US-based firm now using her designs for fabric and clothing.

Shilpa Tagalpallewar with her eclectic work

The work of 3 Girls & a Kiln – Claire Rohleder, Deborah Kern and Aimee Randolph – was also on display at the VAS show. The beautiful work of these ladies continues to grow and expand and impress, with a broad selection of their novel and colourful pottery and ceramics on display for purchase.

Aimee Randolph with baby Fox and Deborah Kern, from 3 Girls and a Kiln. Missing from photo is Claire Rohlederand ceramics on display for purchase.

Pam Champoux of Coux Coux Cayman is a huge proponent of all things coconut. Her artistry in jewellery, candle and skin care design and manufacture was on display at the VAS show, with attention to detail in everything that she creates. Her passion is to provide high quality coconut-based goods that are not harmful to the environment and make the most of nature’s bounty of coconuts that we enjoy here in Cayman.

Organised by Mary McCallum, who runs the VAS, the event ran in conjunction with a performance by the students from Cayman Arts Festival’s after school programme and the Cayman Youth Choir, a fringe event from the CAF.
For more information email the marketing coordinator,
Mary McCallum at [email protected]/www.visualartcayman.com .

Soya candles in a coconut shell base

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