Heritage Day on Saturday October 13th this year. Come early 3pm to hear Alta recite her poem Inside Me, Bracka Me during opening Ceremony. At 6pm hear more of her pieces during Open Mic, with other local and visiting artists.
Bio: Like many artists, Alta Solomon discovered her talent through personal exploration and the need to “escape” as a teenager. Born in Cayman Brac and the youngest of five girls, she grew up enjoying the beauty and solitude of the Sister Islands with family ties to both the Brac and Little Cayman.
Her childhood was spent working in the family business, as part of a team who had high expectations and little time for creative pursuits. But it was this discipline and sense of belonging that seeded a true appreciation for her island home and the desire to “enjoy my islands to the fullest”. It was a birthday present, received in her early teens that opened a new sense of awareness and wonder through the eye of the camera lenses. Capturing images of friends, family and the natural beauty of the Brac, provided a new outlook on life and became a passion that grew over the years.
Artistic expression has always been a part of Alta’s life, whether it was painting & pencil drawing during her school years, or being part a musical trio in the Cayman Brac high school band. This love for the Arts was re-ignited after Alta met her husband Gordon following a move to Grand Cayman in 1998, who gifted her with a camera to celebrate their first celebration together of her birthday.
She balances her professional obligations with the personal commitments as a mother of two, while still nurturing her “3rd child” and favorite pastime: Photography, along with cooking sweet Caymanian treats, writing poetry and singing with her artist/musician husband Gordon.
In the ensuing years, she began to make her way into the art scene through photography, crafts, song and poetry. Exhibiting when and where ever she could, Alta has continued to grow as an artist embracing new opportunities for artistic expression and enjoying the “exciting & rewarding effort to be apart of our countries artistic heritage”. #altasolomon #caymanbrac #bracheritageautumnfestival2018