Official opening of new art gallery on Saturday

Inaugural exhibition has Hollywood glamour!

An exciting new permanent art gallery space will be officially opened in Roscommon town this Saturday evening (5.30 pm).

The inaugural exhibition at the Anam Gallery will feature works by renowned County Roscommon-born artists Joe Caslin and Una Burke, together with founder Rita Oates’ own collection. The exhibition will run until September, with further exhibitions planned throughout the year.

The exhibits will include pieces worn by global pop superstar Rihanna, supermodel Cindy Crawford, Star Trek’s Michelle Yeoh and Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games franchise.

The Anam Gallery is located in the former coach house at Main Street, Roscommon, which local artist and businesswoman Rita Oates hopes to transform into “the artistic soul of the midlands”.

It’s hoped the gallery will become a new home for Irish creative talent, as well as providing a space for young artists to showcase their work, with a youth exhibition to take place annually.

The building in which Anam Gallery is located is at the rear of Rita Oates’ family retail outlet, ETL Craft & Giftware, which is connected to the civic square and new parking facilities, and links the castle, town park, old jail and abbey to the commercial centre of the town.

The Anam Gallery will be officially opened this Saturday, July 8th at 5.30 pm. The official opening will include a ‘Meet the Maker’ experience, and all are welcome to attend.

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