Kids’ art show draws a crowd

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

There was a fes­tive art at­tack in Ruther­glen Ex­change Shop­ping Cen­tre last week as lo­cal churches teamed up for the Je­sus Rocks event.

It in­cluded an art con­test for P6 classes of sev­eral lo­cal schools, where pupils were asked to draw a Na­tiv­ity scene.

The over­all win­ner was Char­lie-Anne Robin of Loch Pri­mary, who pre­sented a lively il­lus­tra­tion with an­i­mals peer­ing in to look at the manger.

Therese Reid of Stonelaw Par­ish Church helped to or­gan­ise the af­ter­noon fun.

She said: “We thought we would go in­side the shop­ping cen­tre and do things like the Je­sus rocks, lit­tle rocks that could be painted to look like Je­sus, as well as things like face paint­ing.

“We came up with the art con­test and that was re­ally good be­cause we got some bril­liant, cre­ative ideas and draw­ings based around the Na­tiv­ity.

“We wanted to work across the whole town and with the whole com­mu­nity.”

She added: “We set up a thank­ful­ness tree too. It’s where peo­ple have writ­ten things they’ve been thank­ful for this year and we’ll hang them on the tree there. Jane Cowan at the cen­tre has been fan­tas­tic, and re­ally help­ful.

“We’re not preach­ing at any­one but Christ­mas is about Je­sus when you get past the shop­ping and the turkey and that.

“Some of them will have taken Je­sus home, some won’t, and hope­fully it will have got peo­ple think­ing.”

The art com­pe­ti­tion was judged by Charles Clark of Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen Art Club, Coun­cil­lor Mar­garet Cowie and Re­former re­porter Jonathan Ged­des.

Win­ners were – Loch Pri­mary: Char­lie-Anne Robin. Spit­tal Pri­mary: Jamie Bradley. St An­thony’s: Re­becca Der­win. Calder­wood Pri­mary: Iona Clark. Cathkin: Olivia Cu­sick. St Colum­bkille’s: Oliver McCormick.

Oliver McCor­mack

Char­lie-Anne Robin

Iona Clark

Jamie Bradley

Ad­mir­ing Fred Aber­crom­bie and Joe Mul­hol­land

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