THE Druid Art Group will be exhibiting members’ works in The:Space in Laois Shopping Centre over the August bank holiday weekend. The:Space is the shop unit previously occupied by The Jean Scene and which has been made available as an
exhibition space courtesy of David Delaney and the centre management team.
The Druid Art Group in Portlaoise has existed in its present form for six years although several members had met in an earlier group.
The group meets on Thursday evenings in the Methodist Church Hall. There are currently 14 regular attendees, several of whom have been attending for five years or longer. The range of styles, like the level of experience and skill, varies widely. The group includes a highly skilled water-colourist who has taught painting professionally as well as self-taught hobbyists. All enjoy the challenge of applying paint to a surface in order to create meaningful visual images.
Members all enjoy their Thursday evening panting sessions in the Methodist Church Hall and are highly appreciative of the friendly atmosphere in which everyone is encouraged and supported. They particularly like the way in which individuals are always willing to help with advice and the loan of materials.
Landscapes, flowers, animals and abstract concepts all feature in this group’s output samples of which will be on display in The:Space in Laois Shopping Centre over the 2012 August bank holiday weekend. The:Space has already hosted a number of successful exhibitions from local artists recently.