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Monday 19 August 2019

A Piercestown perspective on art

Rianna Godden, fifth class
Rianna Godden, fifth class
Jacinta and Olivia Ponzi at the exhibition
Molly and Ian Mernagh at the exhibition

There is no shortage of artistic talent in Piercestown national school which held its 7th annual art exhibition featuring more than 200 artworks.

'Every child in the school had at least one piece in the exhibition', said Deputy principal Teresa Corrigan who was delighted that the Wexford artist and musician Helen Gaynor found the time to officially open the event.

Helen praised the students for the standard of their work and talked about the importance in art of starting with an idea, developing that idea and bringing it to life, using a selected medium.

The Piercestown exhibition included paintings, drawings, clay sculptures, printing and construction works made during the year with each of the young artists asked to choose one of their favour pieces for display.

The resulting artworks filled the hall, the corridors and a classroom where third class pupils exhibited lighthouses with working bulbs on top which they made during science and constructions classes.

'We have a great tradition of sport in the school and it's nice to offer something different', said Theresa. The official opening was attended by proud students, parents and family members.

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