The Minister of Education, Sen. Nalton Brangman, highlighted the talents of Bermuda’s public and private school students earlier today [Mar 21] at the 48th Annual Student Art Show being held at the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSOA].
The exhibition is taking place now through the month of April, and the Minister is encouraging members of the public to visit the BSOA gallery to see firsthand the immense talent on display by our young people.
Minister Brangman’s full remarks follow below:
Good afternoon teachers, students and members of the media,
I am so pleased to see you here!
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of opening this Art Show and I remarked that prior to becoming the Minister of Education, I had never takenthe opportunity to see the workdisplayed by our students during this annual show.
As a result, I was determined that the talents of our students would be shared with the public of Bermuda. So, the reason you are here today is so that we, the teachers and students, can turn a focus on this fantastic show and inform the Bermudian public in order that they might come by the City Hall Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery before this show closes in the first week of April.
To our art teachers, please accept my thanks for all that you do to bring out the talent we see displayed here today. It is a very diverse exhibition and shows the breadth of styles and expression that our children are exposed to.
To you our young artists – please accept my congratulations for your magnificent work. As I survey this room and note primary, middle and senior, public and private schools on display – I am awed by your talent.
I invite the media in attendance to interview you and hear about your artwork. I am hopeful that we will see this positive story splashed across their pages and on our television screens so that as many people as possible take advantage of the opportunity to view your work.