- Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:18
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By John Tapley
Ron G. Steven – better known as his artistic pseudonym Rogest - will perform an interactive art experience on the show floor at the convention’s Cayman Island booth. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. each day, visitors to his booth will be able to add a piece of their expression onto a massive canvas. This collaboration will then be auctioned off via the Cayman Island Tourism Board and funds received will go to a worthy environmental cause exclusive to the Cayman Islands.
The aquatic artistic luminary is continuing his efforts toward making the world a safer, more vibrant place through his philanthropic efforts at this year’s Diving Equipment Marketing Association (DEMA), which is to be held November 14 – 17 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As far back as he can remember, the painter, author, and environmentalist has been enthralled by the ocean’s majesty, its creatures, and its gift to the world. He has made long strides to teaching others about the world’s waters through his creative flair, passion, and tenacity.
For the artist himself, he is thrilled by the interactivity awaiting him, and is modifying his usual itinerary with a simple, yet powerful message: “Not just business”. “The idea behind the interaction is rather very straightforward and kind of cool: to further help the people who are my friends and associates in the industry,” he explains. “This is all about where the creative soul meets the [business] card from a philanthropic standpoint as well as business.”
To find out more about this year’s DEMA show, go to www.demashow.com.
Rogest Joins with Dive Pirates
Last month, Rogest took a trip to the Brac Reef Beach Resort in Cayman Brac where he hopped on the chance to work with the Dive Pirates Foundation and the local community. During his adventure, he befriended many locals and inspired disabled divers to keep pushing forward. He also participated in art class seminars and a live art auction, which benefited the local Jr. Achievement Program for Cayman kids.