Kerry artists out to show off their skills in Cul­ture Night show­case in Kil­lar­ney this month

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINM­ENTS - By FER­GUS DENNEHY

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 arts@ker­

For all art lovers, this is not an event to be missed.

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