Kerry artists out to show off their skills in Culture Night showcase in Killarney this month
A NUMBER of Kerry artists are set to show off their budding skills later this month as they take part in the ‘Kerry Visual Arts Showcase’ as part of Kerry Culture Night on Friday, September 22.
Taking place in the Government Buildings on the New Road in Killarney, this will be a key date in the arts calendar in the County as the selected artists are all of Kerry and are building careers for themselves as artists working in Ireland today.
“It’s a wonderful platform for our artists and the standard this year is again very high. Kerry County Council is delighted to be able to directly support the Showcase”, says Kate Kennelly, the County Arts Officer.
She is calling on all of us to support our artists by visiting the show and perhaps buying a piece if we are so inclined.
“Audiences will see some of the best who are creating art in the county today. It’s a wonderful introduction for all ages to art and a great evening out as it is Culture Night in Kerry the same day that we open the show.” Kate confirmed.
There have been eight artists selected for the Showcase, in what is now its third year running.
The exhibition will be opened by Killarney Municipal District Mayor, Cllr. Niall Kelleher, and he confirms that “there is great choice this year with artworks that have been drawn, digitally produced, photographed, and painted’.
Some of the artists that are set to exhibit their work on night include Tralee man Des Fitzgerald, Portmagee’s Karen Hendy, emerging artist Kaye Maahs, Tralee’s Roisín McGuigan, David Morrison, Castleisland based Philip O’Rourke, Niamh Porter and Tracy Sexton.
The exhibition runs from the 22nd September until the 16th October this year. Opening hours at the Department are 9am – 5pm.
For further information on the night, please make sure to contact The Arts Office, Kerry County Council – 066 7183541 or email email@example.com.
For all art lovers, this is not an event to be missed.