Siobhan and friends @Mandala

An exciting and eclectic group of artists are showing in Siobhan Cox-Carlos’ gallery home outside Strokestown next week. The artists are based from Sligo to Cork with counties Westmeath, Galway and Roscommon also well represented. The show is being opened on Thursday 6th Decembery by Lucy Fallon-Byrne, director, National Centre for Partnership and Performance. Siobhan is delighted with the group of artiss who are participating and is particularly pleased to hve work by Clive Bright, who is based in Ballymore, Co. Sligo and who won the prestigious Golden Fleece award in 2005. Also Malachy Costelloe, who had a very successful exhibition of his Drumlion inspired landscapes recently in Dubin and other Roscommon artists including Gillian Gannon, Honor FitzGerald, Frances Crowe and Ada O’Donnell. there is a strong nature inspired theme in this exhibition, linked by the love of colour evident throughout the show. Ada O’Donnell is exhibiting her vivid woodland scenes whilse Frances Crowe who works in a variety of media, finds herself returning to her roots in fine art in recent years, painting the inspiration landscape around her. Drawing is an essential part of the way  Honor Fitzerald thinks, works and creates. Removed from the subject these drawings become the starting point from which her work evolves. Popular Roscommon artist Gillian Gannon will have some of her distinctive and colourful scenarios , whiles Siobhan will exhibit a mixture of her flower inspired works and paintings based on the sublime landscape she viewed on her travels in Alaska. Westmeath is represented by well known and admired Mulllingar artists Anna Marie Leavy who is showing some of her sea scenes from cill Rialaig and also by sisters Ann and Lesley Wingfield who are based in Moate. Roscommon born artist Lisa Sweeney and who is now based in Galway will feature alongside other Galway artists, David finn and Sarah Curran. Finally, representing Cork Deirdre Corboy and Teresa O’Gara will, no doubt, add to this colourful exhibition in their inimitable way. This exhibition will be open to the public on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December from 2 pm to 6 pm. From Monday 10th December until Saturday 22nd December, the exhibition can be viewed by appointment. Phone Siobhan at (086) 3647367 to organise a suitable time. Siobhan is happy to facilitate as many people as possible to view this exhibition.