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Friday 23 August 2019

Lions Club art exhibition is a roaring success

The prizewinners at Wexford Arts Centre with Triona Barnes, Lions Club president, and judge Kathleen Delaney.
The prizewinners at Wexford Arts Centre with Triona Barnes, Lions Club president, and judge Kathleen Delaney.
Sheila Burton, Monica Thomas and Margaret Creane at the exhibition.
Kate, Marguerite and Eilis Walsh at the exhibition.

Wexford Lions Club annual art exhibition is up and running at Wexford Arts Centre until April 4.

This is the 25th year of the exhibition and the open call for submissions of work attracted huge interest, with over 200 applications received.

The open brief gives participants the freedom to create exciting and original artwork, allowing them to tell their own stories. This can be seen through a varied range of subjects such as urban and rural narratives, personal experiences, abstraction and even pure imagination.

The aim of the exhibition is to capture and support the range of talent to be found in the area, and to open art to everyone with a passion or an interest to share.

It is also an opportunity for artists at various stages of their careers, to present and realise their work in a formal gallery setting. As such, the exhibition is more than just a show of art; it's a community which welcomes artists of every age, skill and interest level.

The upper gallery is dedicated to the work of the 'young lions', a very promising group of budding artists who amaze us with their creativity every year.

Winners in the children's category were: Issie Murphy (Under 5s), Anthony Kenna (6-8 years), Meg Lowney (9-11 years), Mallaigh Kielthy (12-14 years) and Jayden Byrne (14 years upwards).

The overall adult winner was Darragh O'Connell while merit awards were received by Micahael O'Leary, Trisha O'Callaghan, May Crosbie and Donal Doggan won the sculpture award.

The exhibition will run in the lower and upper galleries of Wexford Arts Centre until Saturday April 4, and gallery hours are Monday to Saturday, from 10a.m. to 5p.m.

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