The South Tipp Art Group (STAG’s) 45th annual art exhibition at Clonmel Library closed last weekend.
The exhibition featured more than sixty original artworks in different media and pottery.
The artworks, covering various subjects and featuring many local scenes, received a favourable reaction from everyone who visited the gallery.
Deputy Mayor Teresa Ryan performed the official opening, which was attended by many of the featured artists as well as a large and representative gathering from the commnunity.
She paid tribute to the group for all its work to keep the arts alive in the town for the best part of the last fifty years.
STAG started in September 1968 when a small number of enthusiastic amateur artists who were attending art courses in the local Central Technical Institute in Clonmel got together with three of the art teachers from the school to form the South Tipperary Art Group for the artists and crafstpeople of Clonmel and the South Tipperary area.
The group has gone from strength to strength since then.
Adult members are aged 19 upwards and for nine months of the year weekly art sessions are held in the art room at the Infant School at the rear of Ss Peter and Paul’s Primary School.
New members are always welcome.
The group also has a thriving Junior section, which meets on Saturday mornings.
The Adult section of STAG is now closed until September.
A group of fourteen artists will attend the Art in the Open International Plein Air Festival in Wexford in early August.