Tralee’s Off The Rails art moves to museum
AFTER a successful summer run Tralee’s weekly ‘Off the Rails’ art show – which sees local artists displaying and selling their work on the railings of the Town Park – is moving indoors to a new home at the County Museum in the Ashe Hall on Denny Street.
‘Art in the Park’ was one Tralee’s top attractions for tourists and locals during the wonderful hot summer and now that colour has been transferred to a new exhibition entitled ‘Art in the Park: Off the Rails’ which will run at the museum until next April. Artists will exhibit paintings, drawings, illustrations, origami, felt work and glasswork at the exhibition which will be open from Tuesday to Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm daily.
Ber Earley, the spokesperson for the participating artists, said the response to the weekly show on Denny Street had been exceptional.
“Public response to ‘Art in the Park’ was very positive with great public interest and many sales achieved throughout the summer. The presence of art on the rails significantly added to the vibrancy of the town centre,” she said.
“Extending the concept to exhibiting sample works at Kerry County Museum has ensured that our profile is maintained throughout the winter.
“As ‘Art in the Park’ becomes an annual event, local awareness will be raised and people will be drawn to visit the town, and Denny Street in particular, with the expectation of finding a choice of original pieces by local artists at affordable prices.”
All works will be for sale and should make for excellent Christmas gifts.
Aidan Kelly President of Tralee Chamber Alliance who opened the Off The Rails art exhibition at Kerry Museum Ashe Memoroial Hall in Tralee on Thursday evening is pictured examining some of the artworks with Grainne O’Connor, Mary Greene, Ber Earley and Graham Spring (Mayor of Tralee).
(Above) Geraldine Sheehy and Maureen Ryan admiring one of the many paintings at the opening night of the ‘off the Rails’ Art exhibition at the Kerry County Museum.(Left) Tralee Chamber Alliance Arts Officer Mary Greene with artist Mikél Mato, Mayor of Tralee Cllr Graham Spring and TCA President Aidan Kelly at the opening of ‘Off the Rails’