Adare centre to showcase work from young artists

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

A GROUP of young artists from Adare and nearby commmunities is all set to do their bit for the local Alzheimer Centre.

A GROUP of young artists from Adare and nearby commmunities is all set to do their bit for the local Alzheimer Centre.

The group will hold an exhibition of their work in the Village Hall in Adare on December 8 and 25% of all sales on the night or on the following Sunday will be donated to the centre.

The idea for the venture comes from Martina Gleeson who is very familiar with the work done by the centre. “My grandmother Mary Canty has Alzheimers and a carer comes from the centre every day, “ Martina says, explaining the reason which prompted the idea.

“Last year, we had a similar exhibition and it raised about €650 for the centre.”

Martina is delighted that her friends and fellow art-students have again decided to take part in the exhibition - and she has added an extra two people to this year’s line-up. All, bar one, are students at the Limerick College of Art and Design.

On Saturday week, the artists exhibiting will include Martina, Eoin Barry, Emily Robards and James Canty from Adare, Katie Hession from Crecora, Keith Hurley from Ballybrown, Philip Desmond from Croom and Rachael Wilhite from Kilcummin.

“It was a really good success last year and a lot of local people thought it was a good night. It is a chance for us to show our work but also to raise money for the Alzheimer Centre,” Martina says.

The work on display will be contemporary, Martina explains. “It is a mixed-media exhibition and will include paintings, photographs and prints.”

The exhibition will be launched at 8pm on Saturday, December 8 and all works will be for sale. The exhibition will continue on Sunday, December 9 from 1pm to 6pm when people will again have a chance to view and to buy.