Mirrors celebrated their 10th year anniversary with the official opening of their Student Art Competition entitled ‘Reflections of Bermuda’ held last Friday.
The exhibit, now on display at the Rick Faries Gallery at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, was formally opened by Zane DeSilva the new Minister of Social Development and Sports on July 21st.
A corporate reception was held to honour both public and private community partners, who have contributed to the success of the organization from 2007 to 2017.
The exhibit will be open until August 16th for the broader public to visit and cast their ‘People’s Choice’ votes for their favourite pieces at the primary, middle and high school levels.
Minister DeSilva said: “We are very pleased with the level of participation from schools for our first art competition. We received over 100 submissions overall. Students have done a fantastic job of artistically expressing Bermuda’s cultural symbols, way of life, and neighbourhoods.”
His comments were echoed by Kimberley Jackson, the Programme Manager for Mirrors, who said: “It is inspiring to see the talent of Bermuda’s young people and their ability to express through art what Bermuda means to them. I would encourage the community to visit Masterworks, view the exhibit and cast their ‘People’s Choice’ votes.”
A Ministry spokeswoman said: “The focus of the competition provided students the opportunity to reflect on what Bermuda means to them, what it means to be Bermudian and our culture as a people. It was also an opportunity for students that were featured in the ‘Reflections of Me’ exhibit with Bermuda Society of Arts to feature their work twice within the year.”
Judging took place on July 21, 2017 and the winners will be notified after the exhibit has closed on August 16th after the People’s Choice voting has concluded. Prize-giving for the competition will take place mid-September.
- Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. General admission for the gallery is $5 for non-members and FREE for members & children under 12. Visit and cast your vote today.
- Photo Courtesy of DCI