New ‘His­toric Icons’ art show opens in Arklow

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS - BY EIMEAR DODD

THERE was a great turnout for the open­ing of a new solo ex­hi­bi­tion by Arklow artist Patrick Power in the town li­brary on June 6.

Mr Power’s new show is called ‘His­toric Icons’ and pays trib­ute to the leg­endary Leonardo Da Vinci to mark the 500th anniversar­y of the artist and in­ven­tor’s death. Among the paint­ings on dis­play is a new work de­pict­ing a mother and child ‘icon’ based on a 16th cen­tury Rus­sian masterpiec­e. The ex­hi­bi­tion also brings to­gether a col­lec­tion of new and older paint­ings, in­clud­ing some that com­mem­o­rate the events of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Of­fi­cially open­ing the show, Arklow parish priest Fr Padraig Ó Cochláin took the opportunit­y to speak about art and creativ­ity. He also praised the work of the well-known lo­cal artist who has been paint­ing for 43 years.

Mr Power also spoke on the night about his ad­mi­ra­tion for Leonardo Da Vinci, the Book of Kells and the 1916 com­mem­o­ra­tions.

One of the at­ten­dees, David Owens, wore an old mil­i­tary uni­form to em­pha­sise and ac­knowl­edge the links with the events of the 1916 Rising.

The ex­hi­bi­tion at the li­brary runs through­out the month of June. All are wel­come to visit and see the paint­ings.

‘G.P.O. In­te­rior’ by Patrick Power.

Artist Patrick Power.

Alicja Kozyra and artist Patrick Power with some of his work.

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