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Library to Showcase Shannon's Talent

Clare People, Tuesday, 11th December 2007

The Leaving Certificate Applied students in Shannon will get the opportunity to present their artwork in an exhibition which gets underway tomorrow.

As part of their programme, the FETAC students were given seven tasks to carry out, on which they will be assessed at the end of the year. One of these tasks is an art programe, the culmination of which will be on view at Shannon library for a week, starting tomorrow. This year's five students, along with past pupils, will get the opportunity to showcase some of their best works in the exhbition.

The materials used include lino prints, paintings, self portrait paintings, small murals and chalk drawings. A total of 18 pieces will be hung up in the library, where they will remain for the week. The participants had 10 hours each to prepare the exhibition. This included issuing invitations, putting posters together and organising sponsorship. They organised the event with help from their tutors.

"It is very exciting for the students. They will be interviewed at the end of the project. They have to write a report on it, to include details on things they learned about themselves and about the group in general", explained Imelda Greene of Youthreach.

A number of local businesses have donated spot prizes which will be raffled on the night. The Youthreach staff are indebted to those businesses, including Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Sean Hillery, Pink, The Gift Box, Art and Craft Company and Angel Flowers, for their assistance.

The Mayor of Clare, Shannon-based Councillor Patricia McCarthy, will officially open the exhibition at 7.00pm tomorrow (Wednesday).

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