VIVID ART AND CRAFTS
A NEW exhibition opened at the Arklow Visual Arts Gallery on Tuesday last.
Entitled ‘Showstoppers,’ the exhibition is a showcase of vibrant works by a group of Wicklow artists using a range of media.
The 29 artists involved are clients of Sunbeam House Services in Arklow and the art on display includes woodwork, pyrography, painting, ceramics and textiles. While there are a variety of techniques used, the showcase features a vivid use of colour and styles to create visually arresting works.
The participating artists are Cathy Macken, Eimear Wixted, Emma Kinsella, Emma Reynolds, Gavin O’Reilly, Geraldine Stokes, James Ledwidge, Kiera Broe, Killian Byrne, Laura Cooper, Mark Hayward, Martin O Brien, Mary Nolan, Michael Grummell, Matthew McEvoy, Myles Kavanagh, Neal O Sullivan, Nicola Riley, Nicole Appleby, Patricia Hurley, Patrick Grummell, Paul Kenny, Paul Roche, Samantha Mc Donald, Sean Sheekey, Shirley Johnson, Tara Cawley, Tom Lawler and Tomek Rozanski.
Many of the artists are no strangers to art shows. Some have previously exhibited their work in the Arklow Visual Arts Gallery. A private opening reception was held in the gallery last Wednesday for the artists, their families and friends.
All pieces in the show were recently entered into the Tinahely Agricultural Show’s craft competition with great success.
The exhibition continues until Friday, August 30. Arklow Visual Arts Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome to visit.
Oval platter by Martin O’Brien.
Felted dog ‘Willow’ by Eimear Wixted.
‘Felted Fireworks’ by Cathy Macken.
‘Untitled’ by Emma Kinsella.
Dolls house by Tara Crowley; vase by Tomek Rozanski; and Mug by Tara Crowley.
Ceramic platter by Michael Grummel.
Embroidery piece by Nicole Riley.
Bird table by Patricia Hurley.