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Mirrors to host art contest

  • Social development minister Michael Weeks (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

The Mirrors Programme will be hosting its second annual Student Art and Digital Competition — Bermuda: Our Community.

The competition is open to any student enrolled at a local public or private school for the 2017-18 school year. There may be only one entry per student and the deadline for submissions is June 27.

The exhibit will be on display at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art from July 6 to July 25, when people can cast their vote for the People’s Choice award.

Social development minister Michael Weeks said: “We were thrilled with the level of participation from schools for the first art and digital competition which was hosted in conjunction with Mirrors’ ten-year anniversary events in 2017

“Over 100 submissions were received for the competition. Students did a fantastic job of artistically expressing Bermuda’s cultural symbols, way of life, and neighbourhoods.”

Mirrors programme manager Kimberley Jackson said: “It was inspiring to see the talent of Bermuda’s young people and their ability to express through art what Bermuda means to them.

“I am looking forward to seeing the talent that this year’s competition uncovers. We didn’t receive any digital submissions last year.

“We are hoping that the inclusion of group submissions for this component of the competition this year will encourage participation in this area of the competition. I would like to thank Masterworks for partnering with us on this endeavour again this year.”

Masterworks director Tom Butterfield said: “Masterworks is delighted to host the exhibition organised by Mirrors.

“The spirit of the Mirrors mission lies at the very heart of Masterworks’ aspirations. From the inception of our Foundation, the belief was, and is, that through the visual arts, the human spirit finds an outlet for expression and creativity.

“By directing this energy in a positive direction, the result is the innovative, inventive artworks submitted into the Mirrors competition.”

Students should reflect artistically what it means to them to be a member of our community, including but not limited to our way of life, our people and our neighbourhoods.

Winners will be notified after the exhibit has closed on July 25 and People’s Choice voting has concluded. Prize-giving for the competition will take place mid-September.

For more information e-mail kvjackson@gov.bm or call Mirrors on 294-9291.