Purple Raven Art Gallery launches summer event with new exhibitions
Purple Raven Gallery will launch two new exhibitions on Saturday August 24 and all are invited to attend. One exhibition, ‘Tranquillity’ by Seamus Tuohy (Enfield), will depict the artist’s love for Irish landscapes, especially serene peaceful misty water scenes.
The second exhibition that night is by Hazel Revington-Cross (Delvin) entitled ‘And the crow once called the raven black’, which is her newest collection of oil paintings of crows and ravens, ranging from biblical scenes, mythology and everyday scenes painted with a pallet knife.
The gallery has built on its tradition of running summer since the first, in 2013, and earned a reputation with a popular mix of art, music sessions, poetry readings and laughter.
Some of what will take place on the night as well as the main exhibition include a reading by actress Mary McEvoy of something she composed especially for the night. Mary will officially open the event.
There will be a music session by ‘The Many Mores’ joined by Andy Lawlor from Delvin’s Coffee Boutique. Artist Jonathan Von Baumann (Delvin) will be there on the night doing a live demonstration, creating a piece of art and he invites people to take part and participate. This will give people an idea of what to expect if they were to enrol in one of Jonathan’s art workshops.
There will be some 300 Lego mini figures on display in the gallery on the night as part of the launch of some quirky new Lego themed gift ideas and cards for weddings designed by Hazel. It is hoped this will encourage the younger generation to consider visiting the gallery and see that just like Lego, art is for every age.
The exhibition is open on August 24 from 7pm until 10pm, and all are welcome to attend.
The Purple Raven Gallery is at Crowenstown, Delvin: see purpleravenart.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; 044 9664723 or 086 8906689.
About Purple Raven Art
The gallery,he based in Delvin, was founded by artist Hazel Revington-Cross in 2010 previously called The Garden Gallery and officially opened by international artist Graham Knuttel. It was renamed Purple Raven Art in 2014, which was the start of the introduction of craft work and various workshops. The gallery exhibits work from local artists and craft workers mainly from the midlands region. The opening hours are Thursday to Saturday noon-6pm. The gallery stocks a range of handmade items including knitwear, bog oak, ceramics, fused glass and jewellery all of which is produced locally. It also stocks spiritual supplies and unusual gift wear.