IN THE NOW, annual exhibition of art and design, opened to the public Thursday evening 21st of May to a crowd of over 700 people. Friends and families enjoyed speeches by Senator Mairín Quill, who is retiring from politics; and official opening speaker Mags Geaney who thoughtfully spent time looking at all of the work in the show to prepare a moving speech - paying tribute to the teachers and students, the arts administration students who organised the event and the management for providing a creative atmosphere for this type of important exhibition in troubled times. Taking refuge in the magic of the world of art is a positive pass time for adults and children alike. The variety of work on view in this exhibition of over 400 works has been created by the following CSN courses: Art, Craft and Design;
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Puppets created by students of ACCESS with Design 1 have been featured on the Back Page of The Irish Examiner 22nd May 2009. The hard work and planning that goes into an exhibition of this size and calibre paid off with a happy crowd on the night of the opening. Music in the garden was performed by students of Music, Management and Sound from CSN.