Solas Gallery in Ballinamore is very proud to announce that on Friday, November 1 they will be opening an exhibition consisting of a selection from the Boyle Civic Art Collection.
The Collection is housed permanently at King House, with some pieces loaned to public buildings in the area. Started in 1990, the collection now has in excess of 200 art works.
It is considered one of the foremost collections of paintings and sculptures by the very best of contemporary Irish Artists.
This exhibition was curated by a group of members from the Solas gallery, Louis McLoughlin; Isabella Bazzani; Thomas G Flynn,; Gail Quinn, Celia Richard; Brendan Dean; Carol Wood ; Sandra Vernon and advised by Linda Shevlin.
Many people, when they hear the words, “Abstract Art” switch off, saying they can’t understand it, don’t like it etc.
One doesn’t have to “understand” but more perhaps appreciate the work and enjoy its freedoms.
Among the approx 25 pieces there is work by Barrie Cooke, Felim Egan; Richard Croft; William Crozier; Patrick Scott; Neil Shawcross and sculpture by Eileen McDonagh and Redmond Herrity. Some images of the works will be on www.solasart.ie and Facebook.
But for an interesting evening, or while the exhibition is on, you are invited to come and view this selection from some of the best of contemporary Irish art.
The Exhibition will be opened at 7.30 this Friday by Barry Feely, Curator of the Boyle Civic Art Collection.
Exhbition continues until November 22. For more information please contact Gail or Ben at 071 9644210.