Students offered transport to art exhibition

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The Green family has offered free transportation to public school students to allow them to visit an art exhibition.

The Shepard Fairey exhibition, on display now at the Bermuda National Gallery, features a range of the contemporary street artist’s work, including the iconic Barack Obama Progress and Hope prints.

The works are on loan from the Green family, who own the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club.

A spokeswoman for the Green family said that while some schools have already visited the exhibition, other schools faced “logistical” challenges.

To help the schools the family, with the support of the Ministry of Transport, are offering buses to help transport students to the gallery.

Meanwhile the BNG will provide tours to all schools.

Alexander Green, on behalf of the family, said: “We are delighted to be able to share the work of Shepard Fairey, an iconic contemporary artist, with young Bermudians.

“Art is an important part of a well-rounded education and we are pleased to be able to provide all schoolchildren with this exposure.”

Sophie Cressall, curator at the gallery, added: “As a contemporary art museum, Bermuda National Gallery actively pursues exhibitions that address topical matters, engage a wide audience, and instigate conversation and creative expression.

“This exhibition furthers the available opportunity to bring people together and address social issues, while adding an enriching experience to the local curriculum.

“We are grateful to the Green family for their continued support of the arts in Bermuda and for making it accessible to all students on the island.”

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Published Nov 8, 2017 at 11:14 am (Updated Nov 8, 2017 at 11:14 am)

Students offered transport to art exhibition

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