Heinz Simonitsch School host art Exhibition
Students at the Heinz Simonitsch School in Rose Hall Montego Bay, created some of the most amazing pieces for the institution's 2016 art show last Friday night.
The event was staged after a three-year hiatus, and the students had no difficulty selling their master pieces.
Organised by the school's Parents Association in collaboration with art teacher Arielle Henry, the students created the pieces under the theme 'Genesis'. "We had four main scenes - our first formers showcased nature and plants, second form animals, third form, the face, and fourth form students - the human body. All these existed in the beginning, no matter what religion you are from," explained Henry.
Henry selected two fifth form students, Rhea Nankani and Karishma Barwani, who did pieces from all the scenes.
Complemented by a silent auction of attractive prizes including vacations at the fabulous Half Moon, Negril's Azul Sensatori, and the family-friendly Royalton White Sands, bidders were busy competing throughout the evening.
A yellow hover board that sold for $40,000, dinner for two at Round Hill and cooking lessons with Sandals executive chef, Chris Belzner, were among the favourites.
The parents made close to half a million dollars, which will go towards the school fund.
The parents behind the event were Niki Samtani, Amoy Turnbull, Aleema Shaffee, Patricia Lewis and Karen Cleaver-Bascombe.
Today brings you highlights of the event.