Kerwin Ebanks to host his third “Manavelins” art exhibition this week | Loop Cayman Islands

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Caymanian artist, Kerwin G. Ebanks is known for his transformation of what we see as rubbish every day, into art. He then arranges exhibitions and puts the art on display, called “Manavelins.” Regarding this, Ebanks will be kicking off his third exhibition, Manavelin3, on Friday April 22 at 4pm at Cayman Handmade Collective, located at 72 North Church Street (next to Digicel’s waterfront store).

Manavelin3 will feature two and three dimensional pieces comprised of scraps of rubbish found washed up on Cayman’s shores, which had to be carefully cleaned, catalogued and processed by Ebanks as raw materials prior to being displayed as art.

Sample of art made from rubbish by Kerwin Ebanks

According to a statement, Ebanks said that he hopes he is succeeding “in changing something that is worthless and disposable – and disposed – into something lasting, valuable and poignant.” Reluctant to term himself an environmentalist, he reportedly stated that we all have some part to play in good environmental stewardship for future generations.

On the day of the event, there is also expected to be an online auction, the link for which will be shared on the day of the event and which will be up for 24 hours. The subject of the auction will be one functional art piece of artwork that has been in high demand, fifty per cent of the proceeds of which will go to Plastic Free Cayman.

Other than the online auction, there will be several interactive features in the exhibition to elicit engagement and some prizes are available at the family-friendly event.

The event and opening reception are also free for members of the public to attend. The reception will include complimentary punch and canapes from U’nique Restaurant, one of George Town’s trendiest new eateries. Other exhibition partners include Cayman Spirits Company, Cayman Islands Brewery 19-81 Brewing Co. and Premier Wines and Spirits.

Those planning to attend the event are encouraged to RSVP either by Facebook event or by email at [email protected] F or those unable to make it to the reception, the exhibition runs until the end of June, with viewing of works available during regular business hours at Cayman Handmade Collective from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.