Limerick City Adult Education Service Art Showcase
Art, Craft and Design students undertaking the VTOS programme at Limerick City Adult Education Service held a one-day exhibition of their art work at the LCAES building on O’Connell Avenue on Thursday May 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The work showcased a range of Paintings, Drawings, Crafts, Designs, Sculpture and Photography and represents just a selection of the total creative output of the students over the past year.
Commenting, Course Leader, Jayne Foley, said – “It’s exciting for us to show this work as it’s so important for any artist to have their work viewed by the public. In essence, a public viewing is the final element in the creative process and this gives the students the chance to gauge that reaction.” Jayne continued – “We start out the course in September and the students develop their skills through equal measures of hard work and encouragement, both from the staff and from each other. At the end of the term we showcase some of the work and this allows others who may be interested in the course to see what we are about.”
The course affords the opportunity for students to begin on the road for a life working in the creative industries. Much discussion has taken place in Ireland in the last few years in relation to the arts being a key driver in economic resurgence and that the arts can present a forward-facing and often alternative way of development.
The exhibition took place on the top floor of the historic red-bricked Adult Education Service building on O’Connell Avenue. It is one of the oldest art studios in the country and one which was built specifically for that purpose. It’s a beautiful room and will show the work to its best advantage. If people are interested in enrolling on the course themselves, they can also get more information.
More information on the VTOS Art Craft and Design Course at LCAES is available by phoning (061) 419933. The Art Open Day takes place at the AES Building on O’Connell Avenue from 10:00am to 2:00 pm on Thursday 29th May.
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