IN a year that saw record number of entries, art with children and adults in the community is alive and well and if the entries for the competition are anything to go by, they are also very skilled.
The theme of this year’s national art competition was ‘Celebrate Community Colour’ and it was interesting to see the various ways people interpreted this. From pictures featuring the round tour in Timahoe to two birds in close companionship, the winners all had one thing in common, the strong use of colour.
“I would like to say a big thank you to all the people who entered for their time and effort. It was hard to choose winners as they were all so good, so Coilín was a great addition to the adjudication process with his trained artistic eye. I would like to thank Laois Arts Office for putting us in touch and the local schools whose art teachers always support the competition. Next year we hope to see more entries from the teenage category and we will be working with the secondary schools before the 2013 competition starts” commented Sean Dunne, manager of Portlaoise Credit Union
The local winners will be presented with their prizes and plaques as a prize giving ceremony in Portlaoise Credit Union on Thursday 29 at 5.15pm and the winners of each category will be sent forward to the regional chapter finals in Naas Credit Union. A selection of the entries will be displayed in Portlaoise Credit Union and on their Facebook page over the coming days and the regional results will be announced in Facebook also.