Press Release: Thirteen artists will show their work during an art fair as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. It’s a novel idea and entrepreneurial to piggyback onto the hugely popular event celebrating Irish music and culture. This event creates a platform for the artists to exhibit their work that enables a special kind of public engagement with a different type of atmosphere to the conventional exhibition. The festive event supports a communal spirit and openness, with the artists present throughout the weekend. There will be plenty of opportunities to speak to them about their work in the informal and close setting of their individual exhibition spaces. This is an occasion to showcase work by artists connected to Cavan and an opportunity for people to consider buying original art. (see more....)
Collecting art might be daunting, but in reality it can be enjoyable and challenging – and it does have many rewards. A first tip for collecting art is to buy something you like, because the work moves you and because it will enhance your life. Regular visits to galleries, art fairs and exhibitions help to familiarize the viewer with work that they like personally and will want to live with.
The artists showing at Rianta present an opportunity for people to get an insight into their individual work, and many of their works demonstrate an intimate relationship with place or landscape. places. The artists showing are: Marilyn Gaffney, Caroline Fay, Bernard Reynolds , Judith Cullivan, Avril Gould, Freda Young, Paul Galligan, Moira Comiskey, Thomas G Flynn, Rosaleen Howard, Muriel Wray Allen, Imeda Bradely and David Gavin.
A catalogue will be produced to celebrate this event with a foreword by Cliodhna Shaffrey, former county arts officer and free lance curator. The organizing committee received support from Cavan County Council which is grant-aided by the Arts Council. The committee received valuable assistance from Kevin Smith, Gerry O Keeffe, Church of Ireland Hall Committee and many others.
Rianta takes place at the former Jacksons Showroom on Farnham St, Cavan.
Dates and times are as follows:
Friday 19th Aug 2011 2pm - 6pm
Saturday 20th Aug 2011 11am - 6pm
Sunday 22nd Aug 2011 11am - 6pm
Monday 22nd Aug 2011 11am - 2pm
SOL1 by David Gavin