Christmas exhibition of affordable and quality art at Organico

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Posted on: 1st December, 2014

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

The Organico Café Christmas Exhibition will run from Friday, November 28 until Saturday, January 10. This is a mixed show of high quality art, including paintings, textiles and photography, catering for a diverse range of tastes. Organised by Catherine Weld, Coomhola based artist and manager of the upstairs gallery, the emphasis of this exhibition is on affordability for Christmas, giving people the opportunity to buy something original and unique, made by an artist with a connection to West Cork.

Deirdre Ni Laoghaire was born in Cork city and now lives in Clonakilty. She makes textile works inspired and influenced by the landscape and marine life of West Cork.

Michael Prior was born near Ballinspittle and still lives nearby; he also has family in Bantry. He is a photographer of West Cork and beyond, with a very strong eye and feeling or light and mood. He is extremely dedicated and often rises extremely early to catch the early morning light, or goes out late at night to photograph the Milky Way. His prints are on a matt cotton paper with a warm rich feel to it that will last well over 100 years.

Karen Billing’s paintings are influenced by folk art, Russian icons and Aboriginal decoration and are mainly acrylic on canvas or board. They are strongly coloured or patterned, positive and glowing statements, sometimes with a touch of humour.

Robert Brown is a retired architect who has worked and travelled extensively before retiring to Bantry. His sensitive and subtle watercolours are of local scenes.

Paula Collins lives in Wicklow but is a long-term and regular visitor to West Cork and Bantry in particular. Her work combines photographs with ‘found’ objects, often stones or pieces of foliage, that she collects and preserves, then uses to build up the image with a frame.

The show will open at 3.30pm on November 28.

On Saturday, November 29, a one-day craft fair showcasing an excellent selection of Christmas gifts will take place in the gallery between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

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on Thursday Oct 26 2017 at 8.30 pm

In 1917, unrestricted submarine warfare by German U-boats brought the United States into WWI and created a crisis in Britain. To defeat the submarine menace, an American naval fleet was dispatched to County Cork, bringing about 10,000 sailors with it. This talk will explain the circumstances of this extraordinary event, and how Cork residents dealt with their unexpected American guests.

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Apple Juicing Day in Clonakilty next Sunday Sept 30th. All welcome to bring their apples from 2-6pm to the Clonakilty Community Garden (on entrance road to Clonakilty Lodge).

Building on the success of its inaugural 2016 event, local voluntary environmental organisation Sustainable Clonakilty invites people to bring along their apples and press them to extract their own juice to take home, using the group's Apple Press.

Volunteers will be at hand to assist in the procedure. Bring along your apples washed; clean containers to freeze your juice (milk/juice bottles or cartons, plastic bottles with caps); clean, sterilised glass bottles to pasteurise with swing caps or suitable for 26 mm diameter metal cap.

A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

This is a free community event and donations will be welcome to cover costs.

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