4th Annual Creative Engagement Exhibition
A creative engagement happens when a local artist or arts group comes into the school and imparts their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the students. This partnership has mutual benefits to both artist and school.
We were welcomed by Helen Humphreys TD Minister For Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht who introduced Derek West as the brains behind the Creative Engagement Programme.
Derek left us with quote to ponder over from the Philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer.
Schopenhauer believed, however, “that a momentary release from our imprisonment in the dark dungeon of this world could be achieved through the arts: painting, sculpture, poetry, drama, and above all – music. Through these media we are in touch with something outside the empirical realm. We are taken out of time and space and out of ourselves (body inclused).”
Ms. Mairead McGuinness MEP made sure to pay a visit to all the stalls and meet the students and listen to what they had to say about their project.