WORKS BY 25 LOCAL PAINTERS
THE ASSEMBLY HALL IS TO PLAY HOST TO FINE WORKS BY WICKLOW ARTISTS AS PART OF THE REGATTA FESTIVAL, WRITES MYLES BUCHANAN
KILMANTIN Arts will host an exhibition opening on Friday featuring the work of 25 local artists.
The exhibition takes place in the Assembly Hall, Bachelors Walk, Wicklow town, and opens with a wine and cheese reception from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Friday night, August 4.
The exhibition will reopen to the public in the Assembly Hall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday.
Kilmantin Art Gallery was established in 1999 and is Wicklow’s only community art gallery, located in the heart of Wicklow Town on Bridge Street.
Kilmantin Arts secretary Berilyn Teeling said: ‘We haven’t had an exhibition for quite a while but we received a small grant from the Community Awards and decided to organise an exhibition. We hope to make it an annual event.’
The aim of Kilmantin Arts is to provide artists with an outlet for their art, and a place for those who appreciate that art to purchase affordable artwork and crafts.
On Saturday, Rozel Fitzgerald will hold a painting demonstration in the Assembly Hall, probably at around 2 p.m..
There will also be an interactive collaborative project which looks set for the Sunday.
‘We have a large piece which is cut into blocks and individual artists work on each block before it is all build back up again. We did it for Culture Night last year and it proved a real success and generated plenty of interest,’ explained Berilyn.
SAILING WICKLOW, BY ROZEL FITZGERALD
FISHERMAN’S CAVE, BY BETTY CASSIDY-NEVIN
MERIDIAN, BY HILARY FITZGERALD
LOCH GILL, SLIGO, BY VIRGINIJA ZUBRICKIENE
THE HUNT, BY ROBERT TEELING