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Renowned Limerick artist Jon Shinnors opens Art Exhibition in aid of Novas 

John Shinnors, renowned Limerick artist will open the art exhibition in aid of Novas.

Renowned Limerick artist John Shinnors opens Art Exhibition in aid of Novas 

A group of fourth-year students from the Limerick School of Art and Design are hosting an exhibition of their work at the Sailors Home, O’Curry Street, Limerick from 6 pm on Thursday, December 6. The event will be opened by renowned Limerick artist John Shinnors and all proceeds of the event will go to Novas, a voluntary organisation and Approved Housing Body working with families and single adults who are disadvantaged and socially excluded in Limerick city and county.

As well as exhibiting the students work, There will also be showpieces created by residents of Novas’ Brother Russell House. Art classes are taught twice a week in the service by artist Rachel Thunder and some of the work created in these classes will be on display on the night.

Una Burns, Head of Policy for Communications with Novas thanked all those involved in organising this event: “We are very grateful to the students for organising this lovely event for Novas. We are also thrilled to have John Shinnors officially launch the exhibition. The proceeds of events like this help us to extend our services to more marginalised people in our local communities throughout Limerick so fundraising and donations are very important to us.” 

All the work will be on sale on the night and the money raised will go towards Novas’ frontline services in the city.

The exhibition will run from Thursday 6th of December until Sunday the 9th of December and will be open for public viewing for the duration.

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