Waterways of Ireland inspire exquisite textiles by Jennifer Kelly

The fourth and penultimate exhibition of Autumn exhibitions at The Very Small Gallery, Carrick-on-Shannon is “Connections” by artist Jennifer Kelly opening on this Thursday, October 25.

The fourth and penultimate exhibition of Autumn exhibitions at The Very Small Gallery, Carrick-on-Shannon is “Connections” by artist Jennifer Kelly opening on this Thursday, October 25.

Jennifer is a mature student who lives and works in Co. Kildare and is studying mixed media art although her main interest lies in Textiles. This is obvious in this exhibition of exquisite textiles, where Jennifer has machine embellished the fibres of the textiles and then completed the work with intricate hand sewn embroidery. Her inspiration for this work comes from her love of the waterways of Ireland, particularly the River Shannon. All the pieces in the exhibition have a connection in one level or another to the river. Each piece is beautifully textured and evokes the Shannon from the glory of a sunset to the peaceful river banks; the windblown surface of a lake or a majestic tree with its roots reaching for the water.

These five artists are forming a collection of vastly different forms of work, a piece from each exhibition will remain in the gallery. “Connections” will open on October 25from 5.30- 8pm and will run until November 8 when it will be followed by Celia Richard on November 9. For further details call 087 2943853; www.theverysmallgallery.com or visit www.facebook.com/verysmallgallery.