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The Greenway Artists Initiative in collaboration with The Custom House Studios have announced details of the launch of The Greenway Sculpture Project 2012, by Michael Ring TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, at 3pm at Mulranny Park Hotel on Sunday July 22. Anyone interested in first-time exhibition are invited to attend.
Some Attachments and Severance, an exciting exhibition of bronze sculptures and drawings by Mayo-based sculptor Rory Breslin, continues at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar for the month of September. Though Breslin’s exquisitely executed works are based in figurative realism, the tensions and disfigurements within them create uneasy viewing, often evoking the classical man/monster myths of antiquity. Breslin’s skill resides in his capacity to balance orthodox representation with at times a voracious and rich subconscious. A former lecturer in NCAD, and co-founder of the Head Sculpture Gallery in Dublin, Rory Breslin has had numerous solo drawing and sculpture exhibitions, both nationally and further afield, and has executed a large body of public commissions.
Two top guitarists will be performing at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar in the coming weeks. On Thursday September 23 at 8pm, American fingerstyle guitarist Richard Gilewitz presents his acclaimed show Acoustic Adventures, a dazzling and illuminating excursion through European, contemporary and Spanish classical works to the traditional, folk, blues, and American primitive eras. Acoustic Adventures is a journey into the past and present realm of the guitar, a sound tunnel of timeless musical history that has received standing ovations around the globe. And, boy, can he play.
On Friday September 24, 15 venues across Mayo will offer access to an amazing array of free late night culture and people can now see the full programme at www.mayococo.ie. The Mayo venues have a wonderfully diverse programme, reflecting the wealth of cultural activity our county has to offer. Opening times range from 5pm to 12am.
“PAINTING AND sculpture are very archaic forms. It’s the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe.”