Monday, February 18, 2013

Teachers exhibit at National Gallery through February 22, 2013 -- Caymanian Compass

'Sugarcane Cyclist' by Cayman artist John Broad
Teachers exhibit at National Gallery through Feb. 22, 2013
By: Natasha Were |
It has been a year since the National Gallery moved to its new home and opened the doors not only to its exhibition space but also to the Susan A. Olde Education Centre. Since then, a diverse group of artists and teachers have led classes running the gamut of artistic styles and media, from sketching in pencil to still life, abstract art and photography, all led by enthusiastic and talented instructors. In celebration of a successful year of providing art education, the National Gallery is holding an Instructors’ Show, exhibiting some of the featured works by the different teachers, including some by well-known local artist John Broad, who teaches the Sketching for Life I & II. There also is photography by Art Pasquali, pencil sketches by Gabrielle Wheaton, oil paintings by Lana Kostich and abstract art by Solenn Carriou. This exhibition is designed to show that the art classes are run by artists, for artists, says Eme Paschalides, the gallery’s education manager.
“Our instructors are extremely talented but not necessarily known by the public, sometimes because they are not recognized professionally. Yet they are artists with a very high command of their medium which they can pass on to others,” says Eme Paschalides. “The show is hoping to demonstrate these skills and inspire people who wish to pursue art to come to our art classes, for the desire to understand artistic thinking and process and to discover what that understanding can bring.”
The Instructors’ Show is on display in the Dart Auditorium until 22 February. Read more: For further information: For further information about the artist:

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