19 July 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
Do you know where your nearest Texaco service station is? The brand
used to be popular, but in recent years a large number of forecourts
have rebranded, mostly as Maxol and Topaz.
Nevertheless Texaco remains a household name, and one of their most
famous events is The Texaco Children’s Art Competition.
The Cork Vision Centre at St Peter’s on North Main Street, Cork is to
be the venue for an exhibition of winning paintings from this year’s
The exhibition will open to the public on Wednesday 5th August and
will remain open each day from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm
until it closes on Thursday 27th August next. Admission is free.
The official opening ceremony by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Chris
O’Leary will take place at the Centre on Thursday 6th August at 6pm.
Amongst the 126 exhibits on show will be works by nine Cork students
who took top prizes in the competition. They are Seán O’Reilly (6), a
pupil at St. Anthony’s Boys National School, Ballinlough; Pippa
McIntosh (7), from Kinsale Art Academy; Michael Ahern (18), from Our
Lady of Good Counsel, Ballincollig; Seán Drinan (17), from Christian
Brothers College, Wellington Road; Maeve Boyle (8), from Creative Art
Eglantine, Crosshaven; Jack Murphy (18), from Our Lady of Good
Counsel, Ballincollig; Dara Murphy-Young (16), from Coláiste An
Chraoibhín, Fermoy; Zbiggy Kadysaski (13), from Clonakilty Community
College; and Nessa Malone (13), from Kinsale Art Academy.