Chris Molloy, artist Celia O'Connor and Pauline Roberts, all of Kingaroy

June 8, 2012

Kingaroy artist Celia O’Connor had an enthusiastic roll-up to the official opening of her solo exhibition “Snippets” at Kingaroy Art Gallery this evening.

Most of this could be put down to the quality of her paintings – many gained “red dots” to signify a sale as the evening progressed – but it’s also an indicator of her popularity as a teacher at St Mary’s Catholic College.

Celia, who studied visual art at university, teaches Year 2 and many of her colleagues came along to support her at the opening.

Fellow teacher Bronwyn Martoo, who officially opened the exhibition, said her friend was an exceptional artist and an exceptional teacher.

“Snippets” is a journey of Celia’s life.

“There’s a sort of love that emanates from the pieces,” Bronwyn said.

This is Celia’s fifth solo exhibition and only the second time her artwork has been shown in Kingaroy. It’s been three years since her last exhibition.

The pieces will remain on display at the Kingaroy Art Gallery between 10:00am and 4:00pm daily until July 6.

Diana Marshall, Bronwyn Martoo, who performed the official opening, and Pam Radcliffe
Peter Verbakel with South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann and his wife Eleanor
St Mary's Catholic College principal Michael Nayler and Alice Hauritz

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