Moate student’s artwork to feature in Texaco Art exhibition

‘The Lonely Duck’, by Oisin Johnston

‘The Lonely Duck’, by Oisin Johnston

A painted work by Moate student, Oisin Johnston, a former winner in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, has been included in an exhibition being held at Crookstown Craft Village in Ballitore on Friday, November 25.

The painting, entitled ‘The Lonely Duck’, will be on display from 10am until 6pm daily until December 22.

For visitors planning to attend, Crookstown Craft Village is located within the Texaco service station and retail centre, off junction 2 or 3 of the M9 motorway near Ballitore and immediately north of Moone on the road from Kilcullen to Athy.

Hosting the event are proprietors and husband and wife team Seamus and Anne O’Reilly. Anne herself is a keen artist whose works are replicated on greetings cards and other craft items. The exhibition is described by Anne O’Reilly as “the fulfilment of an ambition to bring the Texaco Children’s Art Exhibition to the area and give prominence to the creativity to be found in many of our talented and successful young artists”.

Commenting, James Twohig, director of operations at Valero Energy (Ireland ) Limited, the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand, said: “The decision by Seamus and Anne O’Reilly to host the exhibition is a true sign of their personal interest in art and of their support for children’s art as a means of providing an outlet for imagination and creativity amongst our young people”.

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