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Over 300 guests enjoy 'A Celebration of the Arts' at My Fathers Heart

Over 300 people gathered on the evening of Tuesday 28 February for the launch of Sheffield High School for Girls' ‘A Celebration of the Arts’, with parents of the girls and friends of the school gathering to enjoy a programme of music, dancing and gymnastics showcasing the amazing talents of the pupils at Sheffield Girls' Junior & Senior School and Ashdell Prep.

The artwork on display includes portraits, textiles and claywork, all of which has been created by pupils aged 4-18, transforming the showroom into a gallery, which will be open to the public throughout March.

The ‘Welcome Portrait’, entitled ‘Andy - Homeless’ was painted by Year 12 Artist Anna Eason as part of her A-level Art coursework.  Speaking about the painting Anna said:

‘It is amazing to see my artwork as part of the exhibition.’ she continued: ‘Through producing this piece of work it became more apparent to me how 'normal' homeless people are and how equally deserving they are of a portrait, as a wealthy or iconic person.’

We were very proud also to welcome our VIP guests, The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox, and the Master and Mistress Cutler, Mr Richard Edwards and Mrs Julie Edwards.

A number of pieces were available for sale on the evening with proceeds being split between the Sheffield High School for Girls Art Scholarship Fund and the Cathedral Archer Project.

A Celebration of the Arts by Sheffield High School for Girls and Ashdell Prep is open to the public at my fathers heart, 3 Broadfield Court, Sheffield, S8 0XF from 1-31 March. Opening hours 10-5pm Monday to Saturday.

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