Students bare their Art & Soul

The Artists: Monta Dirvele, Keilah Cass, Lee Green, Phil Atkinson, Christine Tracey, Tracey Duignan. Photo: Shelley Corcoran
Six students of Templemichael College have opened their exhibition at the Engage space in the old Providers building, Main Street Longford.

Six students of Templemichael College have opened their exhibition at the Engage space in the old Providers building, Main Street Longford.

The Level 5 and Level 6 Fetac Group from the Art and Design Department opened their exhibition, entitled ‘Art & Soul’ on Friday night last, May 23.

Speaking to the Leader about the exhibition, Teacher Olive Wright says; “It’s going pretty well, there is a lot of interest in it. People are really taken aback at the quality of the work and the variety.”

The artists in question; Monta Dirvele, Keilah Cass, Christine Tracey, Lee Green, Phil Atkinson and Tracey Duignan, have produced a huge range of works covering different mediums. The exhibiting artists have used their skills in painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, ceramics and graphic design to produce a unique and exceptional collection.

The exhibition was officially launched by Michael Nevin, CEO of the County Enterprise Board. Gary Robinson, Rosie O’Hara, Gordon Farrell and Shane Crossan also attended on behalf of Engage, who supported the group in their exhibition. Engage have a busy summer lined up, starting with a show in late June.

Previously open for one week only, the date has now been extended for the exhibition. ‘Art & Soul’ will remain open until Monday, June 2. The exhibition is open daily from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is absolutely free.

All are welcome to visit the exhibition to view and maybe even buy some of the artists’ work.

Once the exhibition closes, the students will begin the process again to produce a new body of work in time for the summer, when the group have been invited to exhibit for the local Cruthú Arts Festival, which is set to take place at the end of July.