Friday the 9th of June 2017 at 4.30 saw the launch of an exhibition of a body of artwork from “Painting and Drawing in Light, Mood and Movement”, at the Laois Arthouse, Stradbally. The exhibition included selected work from a three day summer painting programme for adults led by renowned artist John Keating, from the 7th to the 9th July and also included some wonderful work by the artist himself.
As well as Laois artists taking part, the course attracted artists from a number of different parts of the country including: Dublin, Westmeath, Tipperary, Limerick, Kildare, and Offaly.
The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council Tom Mulhall launched the exhibition. In his address he welcomed all the artists to the Arthouse, he congratulated them on the quality of their work and he thanked everyone involved in running the programme.
The project was documented throughout by artist Lisa Fingleton and curated by Muireann Ní Chonaill, Arts Officer.