Weath­er­girl Nuala of­fi­cially opens Re­habCare’s ‘Sun­set’

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

WEATHER pre­sen­ter Nuala Carey was at the of­fi­cial open­ing of the ex­hi­bi­tion ‘Sun­set’ at Re­habCare re­source cen­tre.

‘Art is fan­tas­tic for cap­tur­ing the pas­sions and in­ter­ests of the artist and that fleet­ing mo­ment that oc­curs in na­ture and weather,’ said RTE pre­sen­ter Nuala.

She did the hon­ours of of­fi­cially launch­ing the show.

The ex­hi­bi­tion ran for three days un­til Novem­ber 21 and fea­tured a col­lec­tion of paint­ings of awe-in­spir­ing land­scapes and seascapes cre­ated by peo­ple who ac­cess the ser­vice.

The artists worked with acrylic paints and there were 23 paint­ings in all.

The ex­hi­bi­tion was free with pro­ceeds from the paint­ings sold dur­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion go­ing di­rectly to Re­habCare Bray for their on­go­ing ther­a­peu­tic pro­gramme ac­tiv­i­ties.

‘It was an hon­our for me to open the ex­hi­bi­tion for Re­habCare as I have seen at first-hand the fan­tas­tic ser­vice that they pro­vide here in Bray,’ said Nuala.

‘Art has great ben­e­fits to a per­son’s well-be­ing. I love what art can do for peo­ple as a form of ther­apy,’ she said.

‘It al­lows them to ex­press them­selves freely and get their per­son­al­ity out into the world in a very unique way.’

Nigel Phillips ac­cesses the ser­vices pro­vided at Re­habCare in Bray and one of his paint­ings fea­tured in the ex­hi­bi­tion.

‘I re­ally like art. I’ve been do­ing it here for the last few years,’ he said.

‘We’ve been work­ing on this ex­hi­bi­tion for over a year now. I’m re­ally happy with how my paint­ing turned out and I love see­ing it hang­ing on the wall in the ex­hi­bi­tion,’ said Nigel.

Ac­cord­ing to Fiona Ní Chio­hhain, pro­gramme fa­cil­i­ta­tor with Re­habCare, there is a wealth of cre­ativ­ity and en­thu­si­asm within the cen­tre, which makes her work hugely en­joy­able.

‘Self-ex­pres­sion through the medium of art is one of the core pro­grammes that we at Re­habCare of­fers to those who ac­cess our ser­vice here in the South­ern Cross Business Park and it con­tin­ues to be the most popular ther­apy,’ said Fiona.

‘We are very proud of the work of each of the artists as their thoughts and emo­tions are ev­i­dent in the cre­ativ­ity of their work.’

Mem­bers of the Art Pro­gram at Re­habCare Bray Sun­set Ex­hi­bi­tion.

Emma Coster, Fiona Ní Chio­hhain, and Lisa Marie Kelle­her present Nuala Carey with her own paint­ing.

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