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Exhibition celebrating 50 years of art in Co Louth to take place in Dundalk next month

Exhibition celebrating 50 years of art in Co Louth to take place in Dundalk next month

An exhibition celebrating 50 years of art in Co Louth will take place in Dundalk next month.

Over 60 artworks, paintings and sculptures will be displayed by a network of 14 artists at the exhibition, which opens at An Táin Arts Centre on Thursday May 10th.

Among the 14 artists exhibiting are Cooley Peninsula-based landscape painter Irene Woods and Dundalk sculptor Sandra Bell, whose well-loved public art pieces include the Rhyme and Rhythm bronze sculpture at Earl Street, Dundalk, and her husband Derek Bell who paints a great variety of subjects from landscape to figurative in oil.

Among the new rising stars are Carlingford sculptor Alva Gallagher (artwork Tidal, pictured above), who works mainly in glass and Dundalk-born Omin who has been gaining acclaim bringing graffiti art to a mainstream audience.

Siobhan’s work aims to captures feelings from the landscape using oils and tempera, while Drogheda-born Patrick uses mixed media to create works that play between the abstract and the figurative.

Also working very much in abstract is the highly regarded Mullacrew artist Ciara Agnew, who has had over a dozen of her pieces acquired by the Office of Public Works.

The exhibition runs until May 26th and An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.

For more visit www.northlouthartists.com and www.antain.ie.

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