Artists and art lovers gathered in the beautiful surroundings of the nuns chapel at Carrick-on-Suir’s Nano Nagle Centre last Friday night to raise funds for the popular Clancy Brothers Festival Art Exhibition Trail.
Thirty artists from Carrick-on-Suir and its surrounding hinterland created and donated 34 original works of art five inches by seven inches in size, which were sold at the aptly titled 5” x 7” Art Benefit Party that was attended by an estimated 100 people.
As well as the beautiful art on display, people attending the benefit night enjoyed live traditional music by local musicians Pete Smith, Paney Bartley, Sheila Wood, Kevin Power, Aine Power, Eibhlin Power and members of Cois Siúire Folk Group.
Linda Fahy, one of the 5” x 7” Art Benefit Party organisers, said the event was a great success.
All the works of art were sold on the night and approximately €600 was raised for the upcoming Clancy Brothers Festival Art Exhibition Trail.
“The Clancy Festival Art Trail Artists would like to sincerely thank everyone who came along to support the Art Benefit Party and we look forward to meeting you again on the Art Trail during the Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival between June 3 and 6,” she said.
She revealed that due to the great reaction to last Friday’s art benefit party it’s hoped to organise another one in the autumn.
The 30 artists who contributed art pieces to the fundraiser were:
Alan Wells, Ann Brennan, Anne Ellard, Ann Finnegan, Anne O’Keeffe-Camon, Breda Power, Claire O’Regan, Eileen Mulrooney, Eileen Molloy, Jill Lalor, Joan English, Joan Shannon, Joe Fogarty, John Davies, Kathleen Farrell, Lorna Corrigan, Maria Finnegan, Maria O’Donovan, Marie De Lacy-Clancy, Martina Coady, Mary Fleming, Mary Nolan, Milena Mullins, Mick Flavin, Paney Bartley, Patsy Choi, Pete Smith, Sheila Wood, Siobhán Doyle and Teresa Moran.
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