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West End Art Studios are pleased to present their first exhibition ‘Reality or Dream’ of local professional artists. West End Art Studios is an artist-led space to support professional artists living and working in North Cork while also engaging with the local community. Through exhibitions, workshops, talks and events, West End Art Studios aims to provide space for professional artists to work, educate, collaborate and exhibit. Their objective is also to engage with the local community, bringing a new energy and vibe to visual arts in Mallow. The new exhibition ‘Reality or Dream’ shows a selection of work from 11 local artists – Grainne Nagle, Mark Kent, Maria Kent, Christine McAuliffe, Mairead Cunningham, Mary St Leger, Claire O’Keeffe, Fiona Kelly, Peter Nash, Cian O’Sullivan and Sarah Buckley. The show includes many different medium from painting to photographs to printing highlighting the diversity and skill of these visual artists. As the title suggests the show highlights the balance between reality and dreams. From the abstract to representative, each of the pieces has an ethereal and fragile feel. Bold colours contrast with delicate etchings while textures are an integral part of the work.

West End Art Studios is grateful for the support of Cork County Council Arts Office and the Creative Ireland programme. The space is open Friday afternoons (2-5pm) and Saturdays (11-5)

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