Birds of a feather: One of the pieces of work to go on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts on Friday. *Photo supplied
Birds of a feather: One of the pieces of work to go on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts on Friday. *Photo supplied

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23: The Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation is launching the first in a series of eclectic student art exhibitions this Friday.

The show at the Bermuda Society of Arts will feature works across many mediums created by students as part of various ongoing programmes.

Kaleidoscope will also be rolling out its new 50/50 Pledge Campaign on the night to help raise funds.

Fiona Rodriguez-Roberts, KAF’s founder and director, explained: “One of our main goals with these shows is to expose our students to the full circle of the artistic process.

“People who work in the real world as artists plan their work, produce it and then it is exhibited. It is clear from recent shows that students feel incredible pride when they can point out their completed work to family and friends. This is the feeling we want to encourage and build on.”

She added: “More than 100 pieces of art will be on display that has been produced over the last two terms.

“All kinds of art will be shown — animation, sculpture, mosaic, painting and drawing.”

Works by members of Kaleidoscope staff will also be on display and available for purchase.

Mrs Rodriguez-Roberts explained the idea behind KAF’s new 50/50 Pledge Campaign: “We are excited to announce a new three year donation plan open to KAF members and the Bermuda community.

“It is aimed at enabling us to keep the focus on art education, produce these art exhibits and lessen our day to day financial concerns.”

KAF is committed to empowering children though art. It offers a range of classes to children from 18 months to 12 years and adult classes such as Life Drawing and Mosaic.

Summer camps are open to children aged four to 12.  The school is located in Devonshire, 27 Jubilee Road.