June is Arts Month in Clonakilty!

Posted on: 10th June, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

This month Clonakilty will become a buzzing creative hub during the Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival, which runs between June 16 and 19. The festival will kick off on the morning of June 16 with a Bloomsday breakfast in honour of the bard of the bold and bizarre James Joyce, and runs through the weekend with a plethora of events, gigs, exhibitions and workshops. This festival celebrates the incredible range of artistic talent that for the rest of the year remains bubbling away beneath the surface of the community. For the full programme visit www.clonartsfest.com or watch out for the printed programme which will shortly be coming your way.

As part of her ‘Incidental Traces’ artist’s residency at Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, artist Sheelagh Broderick will be transforming the Clonakilty Community Arts Centre into a radio studio for the duration of the festival. Sheelagh is inviting members of the Clonakilty Community to contribute anything they wish to her project, which is called ‘Clonakilty Online Radio Experiment’. Do you have a story to tell, a poem to recite, music to play? Clonline Radio wants you! Participants can submit finished programmes of recordings, and a studio at the arts centre is already working for those who wish to come by and record of broadcast live. Clonline Radio will be broadcasting between June 13 and 19. For more information visit: www.clonarts.com, or the Organic Arts Festival website at: www.clonartsfest.com. On this the second year of the Organic Arts Festival, Clonakilty Commuity Arts will also be hosting a Community Arts Trail.

Expect to see art from local artists in the windows of businesses all around Clon, maybe with a few surprises…

Aside from all the summer activity it is business as usual at Clonakilty Community Arts. The wonderful Microscape exhibition of paintings by Michael O’Boyle runs until June 6, so just a few days left to catch this one. Michael’s paintings are big, bold and colourful, using primary colours and strong lines. You might be forgiven for thinking that the images are purely abstract, but these are indeed abstractions of microscopic images of substances such as salt and blood.

Clonakilty Community Arts is offering a range of classes and workshops throughout the summer, from jewellery making, photography, creative kids classes and Tuesday night lifedrawing. Contact the Arts Centre at: (023) 885 9688 or go to www.clonarts.com for all information on classes, exhibitions and workshops.

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Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

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One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

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