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Working Artists Roscommon Exhibition of Visual Art
April 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
25th anniversary exhibition of visual art and website launch The Old AIB Bank, Church Street Roscommon 28th April. The exhibition will be opened by Arthur Duignan CREATE who will also officially launch the website on the 28th April at 6.30pm. http://www.workingartistsroscommon.weebly.com
A performance titled ‘Eireanach, Should I Cut the Red or Blue Wire’ will be performed by Noel Molloy. Artists exhibiting are Frances Crowe, Joe Cunniffe, Honor Fitzgerald, Anne Rigney, Dympna Molloy , Noel Molloy.
The exhibition runs until the 1st May open daily from 12.00pm to 5.00pm. All are welcome.
Working Artists Roscommon were formed in 1990 to act as support to each other, highlight and bring contemporary art to the Roscommon County and the midlands due to the nonexistence of any arts activity. WAR’s achievements over the years are evident in the enormous activity in the arts throughout the region, the amount of practitioners and participant’s in the arts, art groups and development of art centers, most notably Roscommon Arts Center which was achieved by WAR’s proposal and application with the support of Roscommon Co Co to the Department of Arts and the Minister for Arts Mr. Micheal D. Higgins T.D.. Many of WAR’s students from schools and workshops are now professional artists working in the region, and artists nationally and internationally have relocated to the midlands because of a vibrant arts infrastructure.
While members have been active locally, nationally and internationally on their own individual projects, exhibitions etc. and have been supportive of each other, this is the first time in a while that WAR will exhibit as a group, to mark its 25th anniversary and is envisaged will continue to exhibit as a group more frequently in the future. This exhibition is being supported by Roscommon Lamb Festival 27th April to the 2nd May and will run in conjunction with the festival. The exhibition is also supported by Roscommon Arts Office. Noel Molloy 2016