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Enable Ireland Limerick silent auction to take place with Jean Ryan Hakizimana

Enable Ireland Limerick silent auction to take place with Jean Ryan Hakizimana

By ilovelimerick correspondent Frances Watkins

Enable Ireland Limerick

Artist Jean Ryan Hakizimana

Enable Ireland Limerick will be holding a fundraiser in the form of a silent auction for the artwork of Jean Ryan Hakizimana, his students and friends taking place from Monday, November 20 to Monday, November 27 for a week




Artist Jean Ryan Hakizimana has kindly donated 20 pieces of his Artwork to help raise funds for Enable Ireland Limerick.

The auction will take place several locations in the city and county including Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre, Crescent Shopping Centre, Bank of Ireland, Hook and Ladder, Draiocht Art Gallery and Adare Art Gallery in Co.Limerick. 

Many of his students and fellow artists have kindly and open-heartedly given some of their treasured pieces to make this a memorable community exhibition, celebrating this beautiful city of Limerick and it’s wonderful generous-spirited people through a Silent Auction which will be held in public centres and spaces throughout the city and county.

Jean’s passion for painting and desire to run his own art studio and gallery space lead him to take up residence here in Limerick.

Jean Ryan has been living in Limerick for the past 13 years, originally it was to just meet a friend who lived here. When locals found out that he was an artist and the amazing talent he has, they grew an interest in his work and so he remained in Limerick. Jean strongly believes in giving back to the community that has given him so much happiness. 

On top of being an artist, Jean also offers the people of Limerick art classes at €25 per session. If you’d like to attend, you need to bring your own canvas, brushes and paints. Ten classes are recommended for beginners and when you book ten classes you get them for €200 euro.

When thinking of something to paint, Jean Ryan told I love Limerick that everything inspires him, “I’m inspired most by nature and people’s ideas. I like showing people my art because I like having a second opinion on it; that way they can interpret it and see it in their own way. It might inspire me to paint what they see. The more opinions you draw in, the better you can become as an artist in my opinion.”

A good number of his paintings have sold nationally and worldwide, from exhibitions both in his studio and across the country. National and international media have also featured his work and many of his paintings have even been used as book covers by eminent authors.
Jean regularly gives morning and evening classes, all year round for all skill levels, even facilitating students from neighbouring colleges and universities.

This is a great opportunity to purchase some fine pieces of work maybe for yourself or as a gift, this is a great way for us to get involved with our community in the spirit of giving. Enable Limerick would really appreciate your help in making this a successful event and appreciate your support.

Enable Ireland provides services to children and adults with disabilities and their families from 40 locations in 14 counties. Covering childhood to adulthood, expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage.

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