Mon. Sep 16th, 2019

Students’ artworks showcased in exhibit

Senior students of the Mindszenty High School (MHS) showcased their drawings in an exhibit launched at the Palau Civic Hall on May 17.

David Ngirailemesang, an art teacher at MHS, told Island Times that 11 senior students under his class each prepared five of their best works for the exhibit.

Ngirailemesang said that this is not the first time that an art exhibit was launched by his class as he had been doing in the past.

It was in 2009 when Ngirailemesang started to launch an exhibit to showcase his students’ works.

“I’m giving a chance for my students to really shine since it’s their last year,” Ngirailemesang said, adding that aside from showing their works, this also helps promote arts.

Ngirailemesang said that he believed that many of his students have potentials but that they just have to work hard to improve their skills in art.

Ngirailemesang is among the few Palauans who have Masters in Arts. He taught arts in the United States for three years but had decided to come back to Palau in 2008 for a reason he described as “giving back to his Alma Mater.” (Rhealyn C. Pojas)