Archbishop Porter Girls’ wins maiden Visual Art Festival

Archbishop Porter Girls’ Senior High School has won the ultimate at a Visual Arts Festival in Sekondi-Takoradi.

The Festival, which was the first of its kind, was put together by Centre for National Culture, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Takoradi Technical University Department of Industrial Painting and Design and Media Generals’s Takoradi-based radio station Connect 97.1FM.

It is set to be an annual feature on the events calendar in the Western Region.

The maiden edition saw participation from selected SHSs drawn from the Sekondi-Takoradi Metro and Effia Kwesimintsim Municipality.

Participating schools were St. Mary’s Boys’ School, Bompeh SHS, St. Johns School, Ahantaman Girls’ SHS, Archbishop Porter’s Girls’ SHS, Adiembra SHS, among others.

They were scored on the Exhibition of Art Works, Still Life and Portraits.

Archbishop Porter’s Girls finished tops, closely followed by St. Mary’s Boys’ School and then Bompeh SHS.

The Director for National Culture at the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly underscored the important role art plays in preserving the culture of a people, hence the introduction of the Visual Art Festival to appreciate the art form.

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He added that it was even more important to introduce the festival to make nonsense of the stereotypes that suggest that Visual Art is for the less intelligent in society.

On his part, Director for the Metropolitan  Centre for National Culture, Ebenezer Ackom, was confident that the introduction of the festival would go a long way to make the students better at the art form they have chosen to pursue.

He expressed gratitude to the institutions that partnered and sponsored the event and was hopeful that the event would grow bigger and better in subsequent years.

The event was well patronized by art lovers from all walks of life, who took the opportunity to invest via purchases of art pieces.



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