Hello all, I’m currently thinking about setting up a craft group that would meet weekly in Millstreet to exchange ideas and techniques and just generally meet like minded people for a couple of hours, a cuppa and do a bit of crafting. I would love to hear from sewers, Quilters, patchworkers, knitter, crossstichers, card makers, jewelry makers and any other crafters who would like to get together. Please respond with any thoughts or ideas. Thanks, Clare.
Arriving Into View is an art project that invited teenagers living in direct provision centres in Cork City and County to work with the Glucksman and practicing artists over a six week period in Autumn 2017.
Throughout the sessions participants engaged in projects that investigated ideas of personal journey. Teenagers explored the processes and techniques involved in communicating stories and messages to large audiences while working with different mediums and artists.
The project invited 15 teenagers (ages 13-17 years) from direct provision centres in Kinsale Road, Glounthaune, Clonakilty and Drishane Castle to work with practicing artists. This was an opportunity for these teenagers to interact with artistic ideas and mediums and to discover their own creative and imaginative capabilities away from their prohibitive surroundings.
The culmination of the project was last Friday’s tonight’s public display of a large scale mural created by the group in Fitzgerald’s Park as park of Culture Night. It will remain on display until October 8th. [read more …] “Arriving Into View”
I’m having Art Classes on Thursday the 21st of September in the Trade Union Hall Kanturk from 10:30 to 12:30 for beginners to advanced. The Monday class is all booked out. My number is 086-4058295 and my email is <email> for contact details. Mary O’Connor
Cork Music Station with DJ Willie Fitzgerald are Broadcasting Live Tonight from 8pm at The Country Hall of Fame Show with many top Artists lined up including the Legendary Big Tom, all this is happening at The Great Northern Hotel Bundoran so do tune in for a Night of Great Entertainment.
Mícheál O Muirthile’s painting of Nel the Brown Rescue Horse with Andy and Sue in Kilmeedy Lodge is competing to become the flagship publicity poster for the Equus Film Festival in New York later in the year.
Outside that, the top 12 artist will be featured in the Equus Film Festival Official 2016 Calendar
We had a huge amount of entries for the Christmas Scene and Decorating Idea Competition for children in local National Schools. It was so difficult to pick winners that we had to add some extra prizes. All prize winning entries will be displayed at the Millstreet Christmas Market in the GAA Hall on 6th & 7th December from 12-5pm. The following are the prize winners in each category:
Decorating Ideas – Under 13
1st Rachel Tarrant – Dromagh N.S – Age 12
2nd Eimear O Leary – Pres. N.S. – Age 11
3rd Dylan Kelleher – Cloghoula N.S. – Age 9
4th Edward Ring – Cloghoula N.S. – Age 9
5th Tommy Walsh – Dromagh N.S. – Age 11
Christmas Scene – Under 13
1st Morola – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 10
2nd Pola Nowak – Pres. N.S. – Age 10
3rd Niamh Dineen – Dromagh N.S. – Age 11
4th Holly Sheehan – Pres. – Age 9
5th Luke O Donoghue – Boys N.S. – Age 12
6th Lola O Flynn – Dernagree N.S. – Age 9
Christmas Scene – Under 8
1st Steven Lyons – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 8
2nd Madison Gallahue Murphy – Derinagree N.S. – Age 8
3rd Michael Brak – Millstreet Boys N.S. – Age 8
4th Niamh O Keeffe – Dernagree N.S. – Age 7
5th Embie – Millstreet Girls N.S. – Senior Infants
Congratulations to Eoin McCaul (grandson to the well known Aidan McCaul), who was awarded Junior Student of the Year at the Montfort College of Performing Arts recently at their end of year show in the Opera House recently. Eoin is pictured (right) with the senior winner Emily Compton.
This June & July, the Vision Centre in Cork hosts a one-off special exhibition titled ‘MexiCork’ which brings together the works of seven internationally renowned artists from Mexico, Poland and Ireland. Curated by the Vision Centre Director John X Miller, MexiCork features a series of diverse works across the visual media spectrum.
One of the artists is Oweena Fogarty, an American photographer living in Mexico, and whose ancestors include a James O’Mahony, who emigrated with his family from Millstreet in 1926.
Eircom today announced details of the shortlist for the 2010 eircom Junior Spider Awards. Amongst the nominees is Kieran Fraser who attends Millstreet Community School. He has been nominated in the Best Web Design Category.
The awards, which were established last year, recognise and reward students for the successful and innovative ways in which they use the Internet in their daily lives. All winners will be announced at the event in the Helix on the 17th December.
There was a wonderfully enthusiastic gathering of people present for Thursday’s official launching of “Silent Voices” (a collection of poems written by asylum seekers living in Drishane) and “Speaking Faces” (Paintings by Kordula Packard – based in Sherkin Island). It took place at the premises of O’Driscoll Travel in the Square, Millstreet. Among the speakers were [read more …] “Senator Dan Boyle Opens Millstreet Art & Poetry Event”