ADFAS Evenings February 2020 with Tring School exhibition

February 4th 2020 saw ADFAS Evenings hosting Tring School's Pop-Up Art Exhibition provided to us by Students Grace Mason and Harriet Atkinson using a variety of media and techniques.

This Exhibition was erected on the night and their work was appreciated by members of our group who were able to discuss the inspiration for the youngsters' efforts.

In total on the night, we were very pleased to welcome ten students from Tring School plus the occasional parent! 

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Before the audience arrives!!  The lull before the storm.....

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Examples of the differing techniques employed by the students.

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This picture reflects the ADFAS Evenings 'Health and Safety' material being shown before the talk!  Grace Mason can be seen in the background talking to some of our members. 

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Our members seen here enjoying the work on show over a complimentary glass of wine.   This evening's talk saw the highest number of attendees so far this year.

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Our Chairman Julie Griffiths seen here introducing the evening's speaker Hilary Guise on the topic of Embracing Brokeness reflecting the effects of various artists anticipating the dilemmas in the run up to the First World War.  

As part of our role is to encourage students from the local schools to benefit from both seeing the work of other schools and also to benefit for listening to the speaker topic.   March sees Astley Cooper School in Hemel Hempstead put on their Pop-Up exhibition.

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Membership fee for the current 2019/20 Morning lecture year starting in September is still only £40.00 per person.  Lectures take place on the last Wednesday of the month in Potten End's Village Hall -  please see the Events programme tab for full details.  This will take ADFAS in to its 52nd year.

Following two successful 'taster' lecture sessions in Autumn of 2017, the ADFAS Committee has extended of our activities to provide a parallel series of Evening meetings, so we can offer even more talks on matters artistic.

The Membership Subscription fee for the current 2019/20 Evening lecture year in September is maintained at £60.00 per person with an additional talk.  ADFAS Evenings is a growing activity which is now in its third year. 

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Elsewhere on the ADFAS website there are more details as to why we have made this significant expansion for the benefit of the Members of ADFAS and also everybody with an interest in the Arts in all its many forms.  Our objective is to extend such activities  to all age groups. 

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