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Arts Exhibitions 2010


December 13th – January 8th, 2011

Cabbage Cruiser by Kevin Quinlan

4th Clare Art Christmas Show
The 4th Clare Art Christmas Show takes place in the Foyer of the County Museum from December 13th – January 8th, 2011.
Organised by local artist David O’Rourke, the show features a number of invited local artists including Tommy Kelly, photographer, James Halley, a sketch artist, performance artist Alex Conway and painters Austin Creavan, Marie Connole, Anna Colmer, Kevin Quinlan, Sinead Slattery, Catriona Sheedy, Hazel Gilcrest, Dereck Smyth as well as David O’Rourke himself.
The wide variety of styles and media ensure that once again an eclectic exhibition will be on show.
Due to the nature of the space artists are showing smaller scale works which have the advantage of being affordable. People have the opportunity to buy directly from the individual artists, who have priced their work to be within everybody’s means.
The exhibition offers a good opportunity for the public to support Clare artists directly.
The exhibition is open daily to the general public and an opening reception will take place from 2 – 5pm on Saturday December 18th and all are invited.
For further information contact the Arts Office at 065 6899091

December 13th 2010 – January 7th, 2011Red Men Images
An exhibition of paintings by John M. Davies
Scariff Public Library
John Michael Davies was educated at St. Martin’s School of Art London and worked with Unilever as a Graphic Designer. Currently living in Killaloe, poetry and paintings are amongst his interests.
For further information please contact: John M Davies at 087-6342961 or contact the Arts Office at 065-6899091.

Thursday 25 Nov - 6th JanuaryHeaven and Earth
“has been + is going”- Christmas Show
The Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon
Opening Friday, 26th November at 7pm.
Auction of “Trasna” Postcard Exhibition, 26th Nov at 8pm
The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon will host an exciting Christmas show of Clare artists opening this Friday 26th November. “has been + is going” features an astonishingly diverse range of work that ‘has been’ exhibited or ‘is going’ to be exhibited in the near future.
“Trasna”, an exhibition of postcard-sized works by well-known artists will run in conjunction with the Christmas show. This is a first for the Courthouse Gallery who have been delighted with the response from national and international artists.
In celebration of this unique exhibition all works will be at a reserve price of €40. This is a wonderful opportunity for locals to purchase original artworks as gifts for loved ones in the upcoming festive season.Ravens Panel
To encourage all of the communities in North Clare to share in this fun event there will be a wine reception and a humourous auction to be enjoyed on the opening night, Friday, 26th November at 8pm . Members of the public are invited to come early and place bids on their favourite pieces before the auction begins at 8pm.
The Courthouse Gallery welcomes you to these exciting events which seek to celebrate artists work in the Community of Ennistymon, Co Clare, and beyond.

1st - 27th November, 2010
Imaginary image/ animated stills - An exhibition of paintings by Ronan Smith
Foyer of the County MuseumAnimated Still #3 by Ronan Smith
Ronan Smith’s exhibition focuses on his relationship to “the real” through a series of reproductions taken from his unfinished animated movie entitled In-eye 2010. “The real” is a term used by the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and is defined as “the state of nature from which we have been forever severed by our entrance into language” In this exhibition the artist works with the modernist aesthetic of rhythmic colour and line and the process of digital animation to relay his experience of the phenomenon of “the real” to the viewer. ThisAnimated Still #4 by Ronan Smith work has been influenced by the artists Mark Joyce, Helen Frankenthaler, Antoni Tapies, Barbara Hepworth, and Paul Klee to name a few.
From Tralee Co. Kerry Ronan Smith is an MA graduate and has been involved as an artist in many group and solo exhibitions throughout Ireland. He is based in Gort, Co Galway.
For further information please contact: or on 086-3971351. Website:

23rd Oct. - 11th Nov.
Abandoned Donegal - An exhibition by Denzil Browne
X-PO Kilnaboy
Launch October 23rd - 12 until 2pm.
A free publication Abridged 0 – 7:Abandoned Donegal is available to visitors to this exhibition.
Opening Times: Mon. to Thurs. 8 – 9.30pm, Fri. 10.30–12.00, Sat/ Sun. 2 - 5pm.
Exhibition supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaionn

11th October - 5th November, 2010.
Exhibition of landscape paintings by Kevin Quinlan
Scariff Public Library
Ennis artist Kevin Quinlan is holding an exhibition of vibrant landscape paintings in Scariff Library from October 11th to November 5th, 2010. The exhibition will feature 25 works, a mix of oil paintings on canvas and board as well as soft pastel drawings on paper.
The exhibition will be opened at 6.30 p.m on Thursday, October 21st, 2010.

See also:
Arts Exhibitions 2009
Arts Exhibitions 2008
2008 Clare Graduate Exhibition

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