|'Art of Warriors' - An evening of fine art for a great cause|
|Sunday, 13 May 2012 13:29|
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Bishop Michael Eldon School, which has long been noted for its academic and athletic achievement, will reveal its artistic side in “Art of Warriors” – a unique showcase of tremendously talented young artists.
“Art of Warriors” – scheduled for May 19, 2012, 7pm, at the Canal House of Pelican Bay Hotel – will showcase the artistic talents of students of both the primary and secondary departments of Bishop Michael Eldon School. The students all had the opportunity to submit original pieces of art utilizing various mediums from digital art and photography to charcoals, watercolours and acrylics. The artwork will be reviewed and judged by guest artists Mrs. Chantal Bethel, Dr. Kevin Bethel and Mrs. Del Foxton.
In addition to the special guest artists, a representative from the Savannah College of Art and Design will be in attendance. The students’ entries will be categorized by grade level with the winning pieces earning cash prizes along with the top senior prize winner receiving two round trip tickets for a visit to the Savannah College of Art & Design where they will get to audit a class of their choosing, spend the day with a student and really experience ‘the college life’.
“We are so pleased with the participation from the students from Nursery all the way through Grade 12,” says Mrs. Anita Doherty, Principal, Bishop Michael Eldon School. “The caliber of work is impressive - it reflects the wonderful diversity of our students and gives us an opportunity to celebrate another part of our dynamic student body,” she adds.
The “Art of Warriors” Art Exhibit is a PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) production and fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting the Bishop Michael Eldon School. Each of the pieces will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on the evening of the exhibit and all pieces will be compiled in a commemorative booklet.
“All of the participating students are excited to see their own masterpieces on exhibit and for auction,” says Mrs. Monique Graham, “Art of Warrior” organizer and PTA Vice President. “We’re inviting all parents, family, friends and the general public to come out, enjoy a wonderful evening in a beautiful setting and, most importantly, support our young artists. You can walk away with fantastic, very special art pieces all while supporting our youth,” she adds.
In addition to the students’ art, specially signed prints from renowned Bahamian artist Mr. Eddie Minnis along with work from Tiffany Barrett and Del Foxton will also be on auction. Tickets, which are $40 in advance and $50 at the door, are on sale at BMES primary and secondary school offices, Petal Party, Seventeen, Paint Fair and Bellevue Contract Furnishings & Design on Queen’s Highway. For more information please call the school offices at 373-4391 and 373-3579.
Photo 1: Grade 4 artists' work.
Photo 2: A painting by the nursery students.
Photo 3: Kindergarten students created this masterpiece.
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