Thursday 19 October 2017

Two new exhibitions in Arts Centre

Mairead Prendergast, Marie Holohan, Aoife Kavanagh and Aine Casey.
Mairead Prendergast, Marie Holohan, Aoife Kavanagh and Aine Casey.
Ann Marie Laffan of 3 Sisters 2020,Philip Knight of Wexford County Council, Marie Holohan, Cumas facilitator Declan Kennedy, Andrew Murphy and Trish Robinson of Spectrum Art Gallery.
Jimmy Sinnott, Angela Sinnott, Dmitri Kehoe, Aidan Rossiter and Michael Foley.

The work of local artists Marie Holohan and Andrew Murphy drew large crowds to Wexford Arts Centre when the doors officially opened on their two exhibitions.

'One Woman' by Marie Holohan and 'Circles in the Sky' by Andrew Murphy are the latest solo exhibitions to come from these talented artists. The joint exhibition is being run in association with the Arts Ability Studio group at Cumas, New Ross, of which Marie is a founding member.

'One Woman' is a dreamlike exhibition of Marie's surreal and colourful paintings for which she is best known. Her work incorporates various patterns and vibrant colours to build highly imaginative landscapes. Although the idea for each painting stemmed from a photo, Marie has allowed her natural creativity to run wild, leading her to depict vivid landscapes and strange new realities.

Andrew Murphy's exhibition 'Circles in the Sky' is a collection of expressive paintings created using layers of colour on colour. Moving between light and darkness, vibrant and muted tones, his work reflects a range of emotions.

The exhibitions were launched by Patricia Robinson, Curator of the Pigyard Gallery. They were met with great enthusiasm by the many art enthusiasts, artists and other local people who turned up.

'One Woman' and 'Circles in the Sky' will run in the upper and lower gallaries of Wexford Arts Centre until April 9. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Arts Ability is a partnership initiative between Wexford County Council, HSE South, the Arts Council and Cumas. The programme is designed to facilitate the creative development of individual artists through providing inclusive opportunities and assistance with personal projects.

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