Bending founded a program called "Inside Art" that brought art into both the Northward Men's Prison and the Fairbanks Women's prison in the Cayman Islands. These programs were expanded to include a group of troubled teens and children. Eventually, Bending turned the programs over to the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands to bolster their suite of outreach programs. Bending gratefully thanks the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman for its moral and financial support as well as the many artists who volunteered their time and talents.
Selected Press Articles
Date Publication Headline
03-May-2002 Cayman Compass "Inmates get Inside Art"
13-Sep-2002 Cayman Compass "Inside Art: Gives Inmates a Second Chance"
18-Sep-2002 Northward Prison Letter of Appreciation from Northward Prison
01-Oct-2002 Cayman Net News "From Within" Opening at National Gallery
19-Dec-2002 Rotary Club Newsletter "Inside Art Auction Praised"
25-Jun-2003 Cayman Compass "Prisoners Rewarded in Int'l Art Competition"
28-Jul-2003 Cayman Compass "Walker's and National Gallery Host Children's Opening"
13-Feb-2004 Cayman Compass "Giving to Those Who Reach Out"
23-Apr-2004 Cayman Net News "Exhilarating Feelings"
22-Jun-2004 Cayman Net News "Rotary Club Supports Outreach Programmes"
14-Jul-2004 Cayman Net News "Special Award goes to Prison Volunteer"
07-Mar-2008 Cayman Net News "Worthwhile Project"
Over the years in Victoria, BC, Canada, April served as:
Bending receiving acknowledgement from the Rotary Club of the Cayman Islands for her volunteer work