Shirley plans on spending time working in an orphanage in Sri Lanka in early 2019 and Is raising money to buy educational aids and some fun stuff for the children there. Hoping some of you can join her for a cuppa (see poster attached) and please spread the word.
Pictured above are a sample of the 35 entries submitted by service users from Ballyraine, Bri Nua and Bray RT into this year’s Tinahely show which took place on the August Bank holiday Monday. The categories entered included: Woodcraft, ceramics, art and handcrafted items. There was a high level of competition this year but all entries from Sun beam came in for great praise from the Judges on the day. The prize winners from the show were as follows:
Class 215(Any hand-crafted item)
2nd Nicola Riley
3rd Tara Cawley
4th Wayne Scarfe
Class216(Any woodcraft item)
1st Michael Ellis
2nd Patricia Hurley
3rd Patrick Grummell
4th Geraldine Stokes
Class 248(Ceramics, pottery)
2nd Tom Lawler
3rd Geraldine Stokes
Highly commended- Tom Lawler
These and all the other entries can be seen on display at the Creatives group show which opens on Tuesday the4th of September in Arklow visual arts from 5-7pm and runs until Friday the 14th. Your presence is most welcome.
The Arklow Gallery from Tuesday 4th of September until the 14th September.
This group of 29 artists have completed a wide range of work in their chosen medium offering this exhibition something to interest everyone.
Opening Night on Tuesday 4th September 5-7pm All Most Welcome
Participating artists are:
Aisling Maguire, Cathy Macken, Daphne Hollingsworth, David Stafford, Dervla Fallon, Emma Reynolds , Emma Kinsella, Geraldine Stokes, James Ledwidge, Jamie Clarke, Johnny Mc Grainer, Killian Byrne, Mark Hayward, Martin O Brien, Michael Grummel, Myles Kavanagh, Nicola Riley, Patrick Grummel, Rosie Walshe, Sean Sheeky, Selina Whyte, Shirley Johnson, Tara Cawley, Tom Lawler, Tomek Rozanski, Trish Hurley and Wayne Scarfe.
There is also a group textile wall hanging created with artist Maeve Hunter who worked with Eimear Wixted, Grainne Lawlor, Kiera Broe, Nicole Appleby, Paul Roche, Rachel Langrell and Tomek Rozanski on a collaborative textile workshop.
Rebecha McAuley (and her mam Tracey) was on East Coast FM on Sunday morning recently talking about competing – and being the face of – Special Olympics during the recent national games. Rebecha took silver in Badminton!