This beautiful drawing, "The Lazy Cat", is by ten year old Lauren Martin from the Arthouse, Drogheda. You can see it and the other prize- winning works of art at the Texaco Children's Art exhibition which opens in the Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery on Tuesday next.
Drogheda and the surrounding area is home to some extremely talented young artists and by extension some incredibly talented and dedicated teachers.
Evidence of this, if it were needed, is to be found in the results of the Texaco Children's Art Competition in which they do themselves, their schools and their town proud each year.
And so it was this year with no fewer than eight children featuring in the prize-winners exhibition which is opening once again in the Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery this Tuesday September 24th from 11am-12pm.
The opening is always a special occasion with many of the young artists, both local and from surrounding counties, delighted to see their work on display at a proper gallery as opposed to being pinned to the classroom noticeboard or, worse still, stuck to the fridge door at home with a magnet.
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The exhibition will continue from September 24th to October 30th alongside Highlanes Gallery's newest exhibition, Graham Crowley: A Love of Many Things, starting this Saturday September 21st to November 2nd.
The eight Drogheda artists with work in the exhibition are:
Among the 126 exhibits in the exhibition will be works by eight Drogheda students who won top prizes in the competition.
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