Monday, February 17, 2020

A VIBRANT exhibition of paintings by members of Durrow Art Club attracted more than 100 visitors on a wonderful opening night.

The club’s first exhibition at Abbeyleix Library brought an amazing response, with 12 sales on the first night alone, which augurs well for this talented group of artists.

The show was officially opened by Mark Clancy from Laois Partnership on Thursday 6 February and will run until the end of this month in the library gallery.

The art club was founded in 2017 by Durrow native Marie Moylan, with members from Abbeyleix, Ballinakill, Cullohill, Ballyragget and Durrow.

Margaret Creagh with her striking work ‘Girl With Hat’ at the opening night of Durrow Art Club’s first exhibition

Marie lived in London for 23 years and returned to Ireland in 2016. She studied fine art in Waterford Art College and qualified to teach art in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Her specialist subjects are drawing and painting.

Marie says there is great camaraderie and mutual support in the club, where she helps members to develop their skills and explore different techniques and materials. The group consists of adults of all levels and abilities, including beginners, and meets from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Durrow Library. New members are always welcome.

The Abbeyleix exhibition is on view during library opening hours: Tuesday, 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm; Wednesday, 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm; Thursday, 9:30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 7.30pm; Friday, 9.30am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 2pm. The library is closed on Mondays.

People who would like to get involved in the art club can go along to any of the sessions in Durrow or can make enquiries to [email protected]

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