Creative Places Shannon is delighted to announce the first of its planned activities with the Art Exhibition ‘Horizons’ by Shannon Men’s Shed, taking place in the Sean Lemass Library Shannon.

Creative Places Shannon, an initiative of Clare Arts Office, hosted a six week arts course with participants from the Men’s Shed Shannon. Working under the guidance of artist David O’Rourke the group have produced magnificent vibrant landscape paintings. David has exhibited nationally and internationally and has also been involved in almost all aspects of art locally: from setting up Artist’s Collectives to working with community groups and as an educator in local schools.

 Creative Places Shannon coordinator, Sheila Quinn expressed her delight at the work undertaken over the last few works. ‘To see the men involved identify their desire to do art classes, to grow in confidence and to create such beautiful works shows how valuable the arts are as a tool for personal and community development.’

The exhibition will be opened on Thursday March 28th at 6pm by Councillor Donna McGettigan, Cathaoirleach of Shannon Municipal District and will run until April 12th.

Creative Places Shannon is a one-year research & development arts project in its initial phase of development. The project involves artists using socially engaged art practices to explore how community groups and individuals can develop an inclusive, sustainable arts programme for the local area.

Creative Places Shannon is supporting the community to explore and discuss creative activities that enhance community wellbeing and inclusion.  It encourages community collaboration and shared environmental sustainable goals to create vibrant cultural activity in Shannon.

All are welcome to attend the official opening to view the works and to find out more about Creative Places Shannon

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