‘The Art of Us’ group ex­hi­bi­tion

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

ST John of God Com­mu­nity Ser­vices and Sun­beam House Ser­vices present ‘The Art of Us’ at Sig­nal Arts Cen­tre from Mon­day, Septem­ber 2, un­til Sun­day, Septem­ber 15.

This year’s colour­ful ex­hi­bi­tion pre­sents a visual feast for the senses.

All the work is by artists who are as­so­ci­ated with St John of God Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Dublin South East, and Sun­beam House Ser­vices in Bray. These artists make art purely for the joy of cre­at­ing. The artist’s sub­ject mat­ter is in­di­vid­ual and of a per­sonal in­ter­est. This has been the in­spi­ra­tion for this collaborat­ive ex­hi­bi­tion.

Most of the artists had pre­vi­ously been at­tend­ing The Art and Friend­ship Club in the School­house for Art in Enniskerry. This project was ini­tially set up by artist Fiona O’ Far­rell of Sun­beam House (who has since re­tired).

Fiona in­vited artist Eithne Grif­fin from Wilow­vale Day ser­vice to join her in this ven­ture, which em­bod­ied an ethos of com­mu­nity in­clu­sion. The Art and Friend­ship Club sup­ported peo­ple with an in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­ity to en­joy a broad range of skill-based art ac­tiv­i­ties. The work ex­hib­ited here re­flects the goal of that project which was that the par­tic­i­pants con­nect with their com­mu­nity, grow in independen­ce and fur­ther de­velop their life and so­cial skills.

These artists are from the Wil­low­vale Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Day Cen­tre, the Jeda Bead­ing group and the artis­tans and artists from the Stu­dent Learn­ing Cen­tre, Sun­beam House.

Both ser­vices strive to have creative pro­grammes in en­vi­ron­ments where peo­ple with dif­fer­ent in­ter­ests and abil­i­ties can de­velop their cre­ativ­ity.

An open­ing re­cep­tion will take place on Sun­day, Septem­ber 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Artist from ‘The Art of Us’ at work.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.