Hello All! As we enter Autumn it is good to know that there will be plenty of good arts activities to keep us engaged and amused. The next Kilmainham Arts Club is on Monday October first and we have gathered together a very fine night for you. Our featured visual artist is Kevin Mcsherry, he will be showing his work and chatting about his approach. Mcsherry has worked as an artist and editorial illustrator for the past seventeen years. His work has appeared regularly in the Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune and the Wall Street Journal, amongst many other publications and he has also won several awards. Mcsherry shows in galleries in London and Dublin and has been involved in national and international shows in le Louvre, Paris and the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.
In her incredible lifetime, Rio Hogarty has ‘mothered’ 140 children, in addition to her own son and daughter, in her small family home in Clondalkin. Her book ‘Beneath My Wings’ tells the remarkable story of one woman. It reveals a life full of music – Rio’s musical friends included the legendary Ronnie Drew and some of Ireland’s best known musicians. On stage in New York, she once performed for Frank Sinatra, and was later treated to dinner with Frank and his friends. Rio was awarded Rehab ‘Mother of the Year’ 2010 when she was 75 years of age.http://www.riohogartybook.com
A group of ceramic artists were selected in 2011 by international jury to undertake a 5-week residency at Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, in X’ian, China. They created a body of artwork, using local materials and facilities. Eleanor Flegg, writer and craft historian, and Andrew Standen Raz, filmmaker, were invited to join the group and documented their experience in text, photography and film. Eleanor Flegg will show a trailer to the film Made in China, by Standen Raz, read extracts from her blog, ending with a multimedia piece which is part of the exhibition, Bricks In The Rain, on show at Farmleigh Gallery until October 15th.
Our featured poet is Kate Dempsey, her poetry and fiction is widely published in Ireland and the UK. She won the Plough Poetry prize last year for a short poem and her dinky book of poetry, Some Poems, was recently published by Moth Editions. She lives in Maynooth and reads at events and festival with the Poetry Divas who blur the wobbly boundaries between page and stage.
In our music slot we will have singers from Song Central hosted by Al Stout and the truly inspirational talents of duo Tiernan Jones clarinetist and Alan Byrne classical guitarist.
As usual Kilmainham Arts Club is in the Patriots Inn Kilmainham, it is a free event which celebrates the artistic spirit. It kicks off at 8pm and runs till 10.30pm approx. We look forward to seeing you for a great night of the arts and meeting friends old and new.