A local group of artists called the Happy Mondays art group are currently exhibiting in the library in Abbeyleix.
At the moment the group consists of five members including Frances Duggan, Margaret Stanley, Rachel Dunican, Breda Maher and Pat O’Brien.
They are helped by tutor Janet O’Grady. The group has been running for 3 years, and all involved either live or work in Abbeyleix.
The subject matter can be whatever appeals to the individual to paint - but generally the work is based on landscape, animals and nature. The group members use acrlyics and oils.
They meet regularly to bounce ideas off eachother and to get inspired.
The recent launch of the exhibition went very well for the group and they sold a number of pieces on the night.
All are welcome to come along to visit the exhibition which will be on show at the library until the end of the month. For more on Abbeyleix Library people can visit www.laois.ie.