The Rotaract Club of Freeport (RCF) will host its Third Annual Art Exhibition and Competition on Saturday, March 11, 2017 beginning 7:00 p.m. at the Rand Nature Center.
Keturah Babb, RCF Event Chairperson revealed the expo will be held under the theme, “Youth Serving Humanity,” featuring beautiful paintings and photographs, which will transform the Rand Nature Center into an amazing art gallery that adds phenomenal color and character to life as viewed by talented youth throughout the Grand Bahama community.
“Definitely, the Rotaract Club of Freeport led by President James Burrows are excitedly preparing to put on an excellent Art Exhibition and Competition that is open to high school students from seventh through twelfth grade, who are expected to submit a painting and/or photographs.
“Initially, the competition only allowed senior high students to submit paintings, however a decision had been made to expand the age group as well as artistic submissions due to the fact that not all competitors are expressing their artistic view of nature through painting but also with photography.
“The expo is a ticketed event and funds derived from it would be utilized to aid various Rotaract Clubs of Freeport Projects within our community inclusive of providing assistance to Lewis Yard Primary School that we recently adopted and have been assisting in ensuring students there have clean, fresh drinking water facilities that keeps pupils there hydrated and healthy,” said Babb.
Annually, the Rotaract Club of Freeport conducts humanitarian service projects and events utilizing themes that depict all Rotary International aspects to highlight during the year as far as youth involvement, development and making a marked difference for positive change is concerned.
Last year’s theme, “The Evolution of Youth” helped to draw a direct correlation between young people evolving, growing and transforming the world through service and according to Babb, this year’s theme “Youth Serving Humanity,” demonstrates that in spite of the negative light that continues to be cast on our youth, they are doing things to assist all and sundry thus having a positive impact on society in many spheres.
“Certainly there are more young persons making positive strides in the community and who are not involved in negative acts that endanger lives, bring about chaos and destruction within our nation.
“Unfortunately the ill-mannered actions of a few has caused the majority that are doing well to be painted with the same broad brush of negativity and the Rotaract Club of Freeport is desperately working to shine a light on those like us, who are moving along a well-respected path to greatness through honest, humanitarian service.
“During the 3rd Annual Art Exhibition & Competition patrons will see that all is not lost, youth of this nation are doing well, rising above the negativity and inspiring their peers to turn a blind eye to disruptive behaviors.
“Of course that will be depicted in the youth art submissions with painting portraits and the developed film of competitors, capturing our youth helping others throughout the Grand Bahama community and The Bahamas at large,” Babb stated.
Several young artists from high schools throughout the Grand Bahama community would be participating in the Rotaract Club of Freeport (RCF) Third Annual Art Exhibition and Competition at the Rand Nature Center; the event promises to be an evening no one could afford to miss, particularly artists and art enthusiasts.
The expo is sponsored by Key Bahamas Realty (KBR) and ticket prices include delectable hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a beverage with exciting items set to be raffled.
The RCF chairperson thanked RCF Director of Community Service Kierra Jones, an employee of KBR for helping her employers to understand the importance of investing in the lives of our youth and supporting activities and projects of our organization to improve our level of service in more aspects than one.
Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017