Press release

Chewstick Auction and Exhibition at Chubb Rescheduled for Wednesday 19 October due to Hurricane Nicole
Oct 15, 2016

HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 14 October 2016 – Due to Hurricane Nicole, The Chewstick Fire Exhibition and Art Auction in the Chubb Building (formerly ACE) is now rescheduled for next Wednesday 19 October 5:30-7:30pm.

The exhibition and auction will display art by Chewstick members and supporters for sale and will run through to Thursday 10 November, open weekdays from 10am – 4pm.

In June, the Chubb Charitable Foundation – Bermuda pledged its support and became a corporate sponsor of the Gombey Gallery at the Chewstick Culture Hub. Following the tragic fire that destroyed the facility, Chubb employees rallied to help with a fundraising drive. Together with matching funds from the Foundation, donations totalled $6,300.

The exhibition will feature artefacts salvaged from the fire allowing attendees an intimate look at some of the damaged items and learn more about Chewstick’s mission. Funds raised by the Art Auction will benefit The Chewstick Foundation and will feature the works of Graham Foster, Antoine Hunt, Trevor Todd, Samantha Gosling, Amanda Temple, Ami Zanders, Stephan Johnstone and many more. In addition, live performances will take place during the opening, showcasing the range of talents that Chewstick supports within the community.

The Chewstick Foundation, which became Bermuda Registered Charity #857 in 2009, is committed to continuing its mission to empower storytelling, creative expression, and social justice to enrich youth, arts, culture and community. Since its inception in 2003, Chewstick has offered a broad range of programmes, events and initiatives, with The Chewstick Culture Hub at 81 Front Street becoming the culmination of all that has been developed over the 13 year history of the organization. The Hub was a safe space for all people to come together in an environment that fostered creativity, meaningful dialogue, and authentic engagement in Bermuda’s polarized society. It was not only critical for delivering the vision to break down barriers and build bridges in the community, but also integral to the long term sustainability of The Chewstick Foundation.

If you are interested in learning more about the organization, participating during the recovery or in submitting art for the Fire Exhibition you are encouraged to visit www.chewstick.org, or call 292 2439 for further details.

About Chubb
In January 2016 ACE Limited acquired the Chubb Corporation creating a global insurance leader operating under the renowned Chubb name. Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.  As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline.  We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly.  The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally.  Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.  Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.chubb.com.

About Chewstick

The Chewstick Foundation is a leading non-profit and cultural arts movement that uses creative programmes, projects and events to break down social barriers and provide safe space for diverse participants to share their story. Chewstick is part of the solution toward a better Bermuda, and a better world. The unique resources that The Chewstick Foundation provides help to empower individuals, organizations and initiatives to enrich and engage the community. Chewstick is the frontline of change; attracting the most diverse, inclusive and exciting audience and participants to be found, and helping people just like you to better understand each other and the world in which we live.


Media Contacts

Chubb: Amy Shillingford: (441) 299-9365: amy.shillingford@chubb.com

Chewstick: Deidra-Lee Bean: (441) 292-2439: deidra@chewstick.org