Caymanian Artist AL Ebanks Nominated For Cultural Luminary Award Loop Cayman Islands

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Members Of The Public Can Support All Nominees At The National Heroes Day celebrations On Monday, January 22, 2024

Alric Lindsay

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Caymanian artist, photographer, sculptor and clothing designer AL Ebanks

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According to the Protocol Office of the Cayman Islands Government, Caymanian artist, photographer, sculptor and clothing designer AL Ebanks has been nominated for the Cultural Luminary Award for the 2024 National Heroes Day celebrations on Monday, January 22, 2024.

The Protocol Office explained that the purpose of the Cultural Luminary Award is to celebrate our cultural artists and creatives “who have made outstanding contributions to the integration, preservation, promotion and education of Cayman Islands culture and heritage over the past two decades.”

Ebanks’ extensive contributions include his role as one of the founders of the Native Sons artists collective in 1996. He is also one of the very few to have the opportunity to exhibit his works internationally in the United States. Further, his art appeared in a locally made film, Haven, directed by Frank E. Flowers, Jr.

Members of the public may also find Ebanks’ art in permanent collections of the Cayman Islands National Museum, NGCI and the Griffin Gallery, Chicago. Some of his art is also available to view by appointment through his website: https://www.alebanks.com/

Members of the public who would like to show their support for Ebanks are encouraged to attend the National Heroes Day celebrations on Monday, January 22, 2024, at Heroes Square in George Town, Grand Cayman, from 9 am to 12 pm. 

Local crafts, food and beverages will be available for purchase later that day on Cardinall Avenue, George Town, from 4 pm to 8 pm.

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