MASTER CLASS at SOLAS GALLERY
On Fri 19th October, an art exhibition with a difference is opening in Solas Gallery in Ballinamore. This Exhibition is the end product of a Master Class at Solas Gallery over 6 days given by well known artist Mick O`Dea, RHA with the support of the Leitrim Arts Office. There was a small group of dedicated people who were selected by Mick from a selection of portfolios of drawings that were submitted. The group worked with a professional model concentrating on working from life, figure studies, both clothed and in the nude. The classes focused on perspective, composition as well as drawing and painting techniques. This type of session is necessary for artists who are interested in working from life and not just photographs, the work produced shows evidence of the struggle to “get it right”. The work will be presented in an informal manner, to be enjoyed and examined for what they are, no big deal, honest endeavour that leaves people tired at the end of a days work.” One has to look and learn to see, drawing from life is the most direct and obvious way of doing that””
There are 7 artists involved in this exhibition, all who work in their own unique style: Colleen Quinn; Joan Walsh; Holly Gardener; Avril Gould; Sandra Vernon; Celia Richard and Helen Pinoff. This is a unique chance to see the processes towards the creation of a picture before it goes into its frame and to talk to the artists involved.
The Exhibition “Master Class” will open on Fri 19th October at 7.30. It will be opened by Mick O`Dea himself, who will also be showing a couple of his paintings, providing an interesting occasion not to be missed. The exhibition will run until 16th November, when it will be followed by the members Xmas exhibition on the 23rd Nov (a bit earlier than advertised).The opening hours are 10-6, Mon-Sat. For further enquiries, please contact Gail or Ben, 071 9644210; or visit our website www.solasart.ie.