Join Vera McEvoy online to view and discuss a selection of artworks from the Kildare Municipal Art Collection.
The sessions will provide a welcome and inclusive space to view and discuss art. The two sessions (on 13th May & 20th May) will explore different artworks and discussions will include colour, brush strokes, line, shape and what thoughts or words the works evoke. It is not about art knowledge, however, individuals will improve their creative knowledge, experience and further expand their ideas of art.
Duration one hour.
This event is part of Bealtaine Festival and older participants are particularly welcome. No previous art awareness or experience is necessary for participation. Participants will require access to a PC, laptop or tablet to access the workshops. A smart phone can be used, however, a larger screen would be advisable if possible. The Zoom app will be required, please download the free version in advance of the session. If you need technical assistance or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Vera McEvoy is a Kildare based visual artist and arts facilitator. Vera was nominated by Kildare County Council to participate on the 2020 training in dementia-inclusive visual arts programming (Azure) led by Age and Opportunity, supported by the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Butler Gallery and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. For more about Vera’s work, see https://veramcevoy.com/
About the collection: Art works from the Municipal Art Collection are on permanent public display within Kildare branch libraries, the Kildare County Council Offices, Arts Office and the Riverbank Arts Centre. Images above from the collection : ‘Morning Cry’ by Norah McGuinness (1901-1980) and detail from ‘The Red Flag’ by Emma Strode. To find out more about the collection, see this link.
This event is part of Bealtaine Festival. Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival is Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age.