MOUNTMELLICK Library will be hosting the Paint Pots childrens’ art exhibition which will launch on Tuesday June 5 at 6pm. The Paint Pots is an art group for children of all ages which artist Bernie Scott has been running in the Ballyfin area for over twenty five years.
“In our sessions we aim to unlock the children’s creativity and imagination and improve their artistic abilities while having fun and making friends. Our year is a busy one filled with many projects and competitions both at local and national level”, said Bernie.
The most exciting and rewarding event for both children and parents is the end of year exhibition which they hold in aid of Barretstown Camp for children living with cancer and other serious illnesses. This year the exhibition will be running in Mountmellick Library for the month of June.
“The children put so much work and enthusiasm into their paintings and are very proud to support such a worthwhile children’s charity. Come along to our launch when you can judge for yourself the wonder of the children’s work”, said Bernie.
Barretstown is a specially designed camp that provides therapeutic recreation programmes for children with serious illnesses, and their families. It was founded by Hollywood actor Paul Newman in 1994 and modelled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, USA.
Excellent, unobtrusive medical supervision helps children with cancer and other diseases forget illness, learn to have fun and rebuild their confidence and self-esteem.
Their programmes take place at a fairytale castle in the beautiful foothills of Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains. For more, visit the Barretstown website.