Ghana: Archbishop Porter Girls SHS wins visual arts competition

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Sekondi – Archbishop Porter Girls Senior Secondary School (APGS) emerged champions at the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Visual Arts Festival for High Schools (SHS) held in Sekondi in the Western Region

APGS grabbed 87.5 points, followed by St Mary’sBoys SHS with 86 points and Adiembra SHS 80.5 points for second and third place respectively, based on organization, skill and skill. general impression.

Organized by the Center for National Culture (CNC) of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, with the support of the Department of Painting and Industrial Design of Takoradi Technical University and the radio station Connect 97.1FM based in Media General’s Takoradi, the event witnessed outstanding performance in both portrait and photo mode. Life in drawing.

Ebenezer Cudjoe from Takoradi Secondary School came out on top in portrait drawing with 90 points, followed by Erica EmefaAmetsor from Archbishop Porter Girls with 87.3 points and Samuel Ghunney from Bompeh SHS with 86.3 points .

In the still life drawing, Addison Richman from Fijai SHS came out on top with 81 points, followed by VenessaWhigham from Ahantaman Girls SHS with 79 points and Wendy NaaKorley from Archbishop Potter Girls SHS with 75.5 points.

Addressing the gathering, the initiator of the event, the director of the Metropolitan Center for National Culture, Ebenezer Ackom, noted that “the modest success of the planning among the collaborators encouraged us to institutionalize the first Arts Festival visuals as an annual event”.

“The raison d’être of the festival is to motivate young artists and to highlight the importance of studying the visual arts and their effect on the socio-economic development of the country.” he explained.

MrAckomunders highlighted the important roles that art has played in preserving the culture of a people, hence the introduction of the visual art festival to appreciate the art form.

He added that the idea of ​​introducing the festival rejected the claim that visual art was for the less intelligent in society, saying that “the festival would go a long way towards improving the art forms they have. chosen for students.

Expressing his gratitude to the partners and sponsors, MrAckom hopes the event will grow and improve in the years to come.

On behalf of the Acting Chief Metropolitan Executive (MCE) of Sekondi-Takoradi, MrKobbyOkyereDarko-Mensah, the Presiding Member of the Assembly, Mr John Buckman urged Ghanaians to adopt a non-partisan national arts policy to serve roadmap for the rapid and conscious development of the visual arts.

The policy, he said, must provide clear direction in training and developing an artistic workforce with imagination, intellectual capacity and inventive skills to meet the needs of the country.

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