Aclint art

THE annual Aclint Art Exhibition is currently on show at Aclint Hall Reaghstown.

THE annual Aclint Art Exhibition is currently on show at Aclint Hall Reaghstown.

It was opened on Sunday by Fr Oliver Brennan and will run until Friday next.

It is open each day from 1pm to 10pm and admission is free.

This was the Aclint Exhibition of Paintings 2006 organised by Aclint Arts Forum, and if by any chance you missed it, well, all I can say is that you missed a real treat.

This exhibition is held every year in Aclint Community Hall, Reaghstown, Ardee, and it surely one of the best of its kind in the country.

There were oils, watercolours and acrylics by over 40 artists from all over the north east, and the variety of work was truly amazing.

Aclint Arts Forum meets every Wednesday at Aclint Community Hall and its annual art exhibition is the highlight of the year.

It all started when a VEC night class on art was held in the hall.

Betty Carder who was involved in the organising of that night course, realised after it was finished that Jim McArt and few other participants, had been painting long before that, and jokingly it was suggested they should put on their own show.

This year there are 250 paintings on show and the exhibitors come from Aclint, all over Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Cavan.

“There will beautiful paintings and something to attract all ages to this wonderful event.

Great friendships have been established at the art classes over the years,” said committee member Jim McArt.

“We have had visitors and enquiries from all over, including the Ukraine, France and Poland.

“The group meet on a weekly basis in Aclint Hall. The classes will resume from mid-September.

“I would like to say a big thank you to Betty Carder the founder of the group and all those who have taken part in the exhibition over the past twelve years.

“I would also like to thank everybody who has offered their services in anyway. Without them this wonderful event would never take place.