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Clare Arts Office Events 2019

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30th April – 18th May 2019
Timeless Ireland by Nara Coates
Clare Museum

An exhibition of paintings by visual artist Nara Coates of the Irish landscape.
Clare Museum to host unique visual arts exhibition. Timeless Ireland by visual artist Nara Coates. Born and educated in Kenya, Nara received Further Education and training in the UK, taking an Art B.A. with the Open University. She achieved a Distinction in Fine Art during her teacher training studies and has been a full-time painter since retirement.

15th – 26th April 2019
'The Circular Revolution - Towards Zero' - Loophead Summer Hedge School
Cultúrlann Sweeney, Kilkee

Environmental and Creative Summer School with artist, author & habitat researcher Carmel T. Madigan Loophead, Clare.'The Circular Revolution - Towards Zero' project was undertaiken with over 750 primary school students from 23 different classes in County Clare schools as part of the Explorers Education Programme. An exhibition of the works produced as part of this project will be held in Cultúrlann Sweeney Kilkee during Easter.

1st – 27th April 2019
Kaleidoscope, Inis Artists Group Exhibition
A visual art exhibition by the Inis Artists

Scariff Library Gallery
The Inis Artists are a group of local artists all based in and around county Clare. With members’ work covering a wide variety of media across many different styles and themes, they aim to bring a creative mix to each exhibition and to offer something of interest for all tastes.

3rd – 26th April 2019
Plastic Imprints by Evelyn Sorohan
Clare Museum

Evelyn Sorohan is a Clare based contemporary visual artist and teacher. She studied part time in NCAD and later full time in IADT. Within this exhibition each piece is made with plastic (rubbish) leaves which the artist has salvaged, and later melted, shaped and painted. These plastic processes which are experimental in nature are crucial to the integrity of her work. Evelyn is interested in the environmental impact of plastic on the planet and explores this theme in her work.
As part of this exhibition the artist will also be facilitating two workshops with local Clare based schools. Her exhibition runs from the 3rd – 26th of April with the official launch taking place on the 6th April at 3pm.

18th March – 12th April 2019
(Artists talk on the 29th March)
Antarctica by Camille Seaman – Endurance Photographer
Culturlann Sweeney, Kilkee

Camille Seaman was born in 1969 to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover. Her photographs have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Italian Geo, German GEO, TIME, The New York Times Sunday magazine, Newsweek, Outside, Zeit Wissen, Men's Journal, Seed, Camera Arts, Issues, PDN, and American Photo among many others, She frequently leads photographic workshops.

13th – 30th March 2019
Portraits in Black and White by Brian O’ Shaughnessy
Clare Museum

Brian O’Shaughnessy born in 1965 attended Tuamgraney National School where he first became interested in drawing. Brian went on to attend Scarriff Community College and continued with his drawing. In 2009, he applied to and was accepted on the Art and Design course at Limerick College of Further Education where he successfully completed FETAC levels 5 and 6 in 2010 and 2011. Brian has exhibited in galleries in Scarriff, Kilkee and Ennis and he took part in a group exhibition in Limerick. For the past two years Brian has concentrated on original works of which form this exhibition. He is also a member of Visual Artists Ireland. The exhibition runs from the 13th – 30th of March, 2019.
Contact details: mmnbos@eircom.

18th February – 9th March 2019
Portraits in Black and White by Brian O’ Shaughnessy
Scariff Library Gallery

Brian O’Shaughnessy born in 1965 attended Tuamgraney National School where he first became interested in drawing. Brian went on to attend Scarriff Community College and continued with his drawing. In 2009, he applied to and was accepted on the Art and Design course at Limerick College of Further Education where he successfully completed FETAC levels 5 and 6 in 2010 and 2011. Brian has exhibited in galleries in Scarriff, Kilkee and Ennis and he took part in a group exhibition in Limerick. For the past two years Brian has concentrated on original works of which form this exhibition. He is also a member of Visual Artists Ireland. The exhibition runs from the 18th of February to the 9th of March, 2019.
Contact details: mmnbos@eircom.

Friday, 1st February 2019
First Friday Talk with Sara Foust hosted by The Artists' Resource Room
Spás at glór at 12.30pm.

The First Friday Series in association with Clare Arts Office and glór. Join us for Sara's talk and a light lunch in the Spás at glór at 12.30pm.
The Artists' Resource Room is a visual artist-led community group providing a space for artistic dialogue in Co. Clare in the form of regular meetings, presentations, artist film screenings and debates.Sara Foust was born in 1970 in America and spent her childhood on a rural farm in the deep South. Sara trained at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design in the USA, and with master muralist Susan Cervantes in San Francisco, California where she painted for many years. She has lived and worked on the west coast of Co Clare since 2002, and is deeply inspired by the landscape of the west. Sara exhibits her artwork throughout Ireland and internationally. Her work has been supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Clare County Council, and commissioned by CREATE, Leader/RRD, Cluid Housing and HSE, and is in many private collections in Ireland, UK and America. In her layered and textural landscapes, Sara explores emotional resonance, nostalgia and architectural narrative. Sara pushes the viewer into her landscapes with vigorous marks and vibrant palette, conveying a visual immediacy which enhances the play of illusion and flattening within each painting. Sara paints in her studio gallery in Ennistymon, Co Clare, where she also sells work by local fine craft artists.

See http://www.glor.ie for events at Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis
See http://www.burrencollege.ie/ for events at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan
See http://www.burrenpaintingcentre.com for courses at O'Neill's Burren Painting Centre, Lisdoonvarna
See http://www.burrenpaintingcentre.com and http://www.artatthepark.net for courses at Art at the Park, Killanena

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