Amaz­ing art goes on dis­play at the Mill­street Li­brary

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - JOHN TAR­RANT

THE Mill­street Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion show­cased a fas­ci­nat­ing art ex­hi­bi­tion that co­in­cided with the an­nual Duhallow Beal­taine Festival

A for­mal launch in Mill­street Li­brary drew a rep­re­sen­ta­tive at­ten­dance, with the many fan­tas­tic ex­hibits de­pict­ing lo­cal landmarks and na­ture meet­ing with unan­i­mous ap­proval.

Of­fi­cially open­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion IRD Duhallow man­ager Maura Walsh con­grat­u­lated the group and praised the cre­ative tal­ents of its mem­bers who are in­volved in a wide va­ri­ety of di­verse projects.

“The amount of ac­tiv­i­ties un­der­taken by this Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Group, which is drawn from Mill­street and the sur­round­ing area, is phe­nom­e­nal and in­cludes danc­ing, yoga, art and now in­door bowl­ing,” said Ms Walsh.

“Un­der­tak­ing such a wide va­ri­ety of re­cre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties, and in­tro­duc­ing new ones, is the se­cret to main­tain­ing in­ter­est. That is very much in ev­i­dence through this art ex­hi­bi­tion, which rep­re­sents the cul­mi­na­tion of many nights work by mem­bers,” she added.

As­so­ci­a­tion chair Annabelle O’Sul­li­van ex­pressed de­light on the its con­tri­bu­tion to the Beal­taine Festival, thank­ing the ef­forts of tu­tor Mary Sheehan, Grace Tangey and Mill­street Li­brary for help­ing to stage the ex­hi­bi­tion.

“Our artists en­joy paint­ing and this ex­hi­bi­tion is a di­rect re­sult of that in­ter­est and pas­sion. We salute the par­tic­i­pants on putting colour into life through the mag­nif­i­cent ex­hibits on dis­play”, said Annabelle.

Sis­ters Mary McSweeney and Phil Sheehan were among those whose works went on dis­play at the Mill­street Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion art ex­hi­bi­tion.

Pho­tos: John Tar­rant.

Ex­hibitors and friends who con­vened for the of­fi­cial open­ing of the Mill­street Ac­tive Re­tire­ment As­so­ci­a­tion art ex­hi­bi­tion.

Dolores Hickey dis­play­ing her paint­ing of Ross­beigh Strand.

Ean­sie Twomey show­ing her sub­mis­sion to Maura Roche, Ban­teer.

Phil Twomey was de­lighted with her con­tri­bu­tion to the ex­hi­bi­tion.

Ex­hibitor Mau­reen Falvey, Josephine Kiely from Bal­ly­daly and spe­cial guest Maura Walsh, man­ager, IRD Duhallow.

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