Five women artists at Kenny’s

A work from Jay Murphy’s Ardnacrusha series.

A work from Jay Murphy’s Ardnacrusha series.

AKIN: A Word in Your Eye, a mixed media exhibition, featuring work by five women artists, opens in The Kenny Gallery, Liosbán Retail Park, this Saturday at 3pm.

The exhibition, part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, will be opened by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, and Gaeltacht Affairs Jimmy Deenihan.

Akin was established in 1991 and has exhibited in Ireland, France, and Italy. The artists exhibiting at Kenny’s are Margaret Irwin, Leonie King, Dolores Lyne, Jay Murphy, and Sioban Piercy.

Margaret Irwin was born in India to Irish parents and is now based in Claddaghduff. She is a painter and printer whose work is inspired by Irish archaeology.

Leonie King is a printmaker and painter. Painter Dolores Lyne draws her influences from Connemara and its islands.

Jay Murphy’s landscapes are concerned with form, shape, and texture within nature. Siobhan Piercy is from Athenry and her work originates from personal experiences and observations.

The exhibition continues until Thursday April 28. The gallery is open Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free.


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