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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Art in the Park Official Opening July 12th 7pm with The Lord Mayor of Cork

Art in the Park's artist residents: Gillian Cussen, Alan Corbett and P Gurgel-Segrillo and Scoil Ursula's principal Linda Keane, teachers Lilian O'Leary and Kathleen O'Connell were honoured to have the official opening by The Lord Mayor of Cork City John Buttimer featuring:

'CRAFTed - Scoil Ursula' Exhibition of the artworks created during Crafts Council of Ireland's CRAFTed project with Scoil Ursula by the 6th class pupils, inspired by the River Lee and facilitated by visual artist and Art in the Park resident/project manager P Gurgel-Segrillo. 

Including the final piece: a chandelier made for the school with found object, aluminium and crystals and lit by energy-saving compact fluorescent lamp. 

The "River Lee" chandelier will hang in the school's main hall.

 Art in the Park was also honored by the attendance of Arts Officer Liz Meaney, Independent Councillor Kieran McCarthy, Trading Links Cork Co-ordinator Méabh Ring, Cork Craft & Design Co-ordiator Mairead McCorley, Goldsmith/Designer Tuula Harrington of Designworks Studio, visual artist Bernie Colhoun, ceramicist Helen Daly and the 
pupils of Scoil Ursula Áine and Kayleigh. Thank you all!

Artists in Residence at The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park, Cork City

The tradition of ‘artist in residence’ programs in parks has a history that stretches back much further than is often thought. The phenomenon has been part of the international art world for over a century.

Visual artist P Gurgel-Segrillo and illustrator and author Alan Corbett are the core artists.

This beautiful building, built in the Arts and Crafts style in 1901 will be their basis during which they will create individual works inspired by the park, as well as invite other Cork City artists for collaborations/exhibitions and give courses/workshops/arts facilitation sessions.

This project will culminate in a final exhibition as well as a donation from each of the two artists of an artwork created during the residency in view of initiating a 'Park's Art Collection.’

All are invited to celebrate and live Art in this wonderful setting.

 ~ Opening 12th of July 2012 ~  
 Art in the Park is proud the have the Lord Mayor of Cork City John Buttimer attend our Official Opening Ceremony July 12th 7pm. 

All invited!

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