VIVID ART AND CRAFTS

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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