The Purple Raven Art Gallery in Delvin is to launch a new exhibition on July 12 entitled Strong Women to honour the struggles of ordinary women.
The exhibition will display up to 40 pieces of work from a broad range of artists including Roisin Duffy, Heidi Wickham, and Morgan Gibbs.
Gallery owner and artist Hazel Revington-Cross planned the exhibition over the last four months to celebrate the struggles of women, including those who have lost children, fought cancer, survived spousal and parental abuse. or battled with depression.
“There is a sisterhood among women, where they gather around in hard times and support each other and give each other strength. This exhibition will be a celebration of the strength and support we find in each other throughout our lives,” said Ms Revington-Cross.
The exhibition will be officially opened with a gala event from 7pm until 10pm, and all are welcome to attend.
The evening will feature a speech from Deirdre White, motivational holistic therapist, who will officially open the event and Mary Cully assistant treasurer of Delvin Hospice Homecare.
There will be a collage of photographs of women nominated for their strength and inspiration, singing by Siobhan Brady, refreshments, and a bellydancing performance by Amanda Rogers.
The gallery in Crowenstown was founded by Hazel Revington-Cross in 2010 and officially opened by international artist Graham Knuttel.
Originally called The Garden Gallery, it was renamed Purple Raven in 2014 after the existing garden centre where it was located was closed to create a car park space for the gallery.
The opening hours are Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm, and it stocks a wide range of craft work including knitwear, bog oak, ceramics and wood turning.
For further information email [email protected] or phone (044 ) 9664723 or (086 ) 8906689.