By Dan Walsh at Presentation Art Centre, Enniscorthy
Artwork by 140 artists from all across Ireland were welcomed at tonight’s (Saturday) reception for the 7th annual Open Call Exhibition taking place in the Presentation Art Centre, Convent Road, Enniscorthy,
Visual Art Manager Lisa Byrne welcomed tonight’s guests and told WexfordLocal.com that “this annual exhibition is open for any artist to take part in.”
“It doesn’t matter what your technique is, or how much of a professional or beginner you are, we invite everybody to showcase their creativity in our Enniscorthy gallery space,” said Ms. Byrne, who added; “Our aim is to support emerging artists from all backgrounds, which is why we have no selection process with this exhibition. All work that is submitted is displayed, and always will be.”
Art critic and former editor of the Wexford Echo Group of Newspapers, Tom Mooney, was on hand to evaluate the work and expose seven examples, which in his expert opinion, were of outstanding creativity and “caught his eye” as noteworthy exhibits.
Mr. Mooney’s ‘magnificent seven’ were the work of Margaret Murphy, Geraldine Walsh, Aron Burke, Larry Dunne, The Stamp 3 Collective, John Kehoe and Zdenka Veselaq Makisimova. All works in the exhibition were commended.
The attendance included Elizabeth Whyte, CEO, Wexford Arts Centre.
The Open Call Exhibition continues in the Presentation Arts Centre until May 1st. Well worth a visit!