Art exhibition in the Hunt to raise funds for cancer research

The Hunt Museum
A PUBLIC charity art exhibition will take place in the Hunt Museum in mid-November to raise “needed” funds for cancer research.

A PUBLIC charity art exhibition will take place in the Hunt Museum in mid-November to raise “needed” funds for cancer research.

Organiser Lisa O’Shaughnessy, said this event will “make a big difference in people’s lives”, as it raises funds for the Mid-West Cancer Foundation.

The event will take place in the downstairs cafe, on Thursday, November 14, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Admission is free.

Ms O’Shaughnessy is daughter of founder Sandra Barrett, who sadly passed away in February.

“The artists contributed their work and we put all the pieces at a reasonable price on them, but at the same time we can’t undervalue the artists. Because last year it was only a three hour event, everybody rushed in and rushed out to bring home the art work. But in that small space of time, we managed to raise €7,000, which is fantastic. So we hope to replicate that again this year,” she said.

She added that all support is welcome, both for contributing to the cause and for helping to run the worthy event.

“There is an appeal out there for artists who would like to contribute their art work. We do have a lot from students at the art college; they have been a great help.

“Secondly, we have an overhead for the event, in terms of paying off the Hunt Museum for hosting the event. So if there are any kind businesses or business people out there who would like to help with that, we would be able to donate more money towards the cause that way,” Ms O’Shaughnessy explained.