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Mel White, Chair of Mountshannon Arts

Art show stays ‘Hush, Hush’ for second year

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ARTISTS are being invited to take part in an intriguing art exhibition which, for the second year in a row, will raise money for deserving causes in Clare. 

The ‘Hush, Hush’ show ran, to huge success, for the first time last year. Such was the popularity of the event that its organisers, Mountshannon Arts Committee, hope to expand on it this year.

 Mel White, Chairperson of Mountshannon Arts has just announced a call out for artists nationwide to take part in the 2022 exhibition. 

Artists anonymously donate original art work on 2 x A5 postcards. These postcards will be sold for €40 each and the proceeds will be divided between two charities, Clare Haven and Every Child Ireland. Last year, organisers were bowled over when a total of €4,000 was raised and divided between the two charities.

The committee of Mountshannon Arts is also inviting art buyers to add to their collections based on their love of a piece. There is then an added frisson of excitement when they receive their piece they will discover the artist’s identity.

“We are delighted to announce that the Hush Hush project will return again this November, after last year’s huge success,” said Mel. Last year, some of Ireland’s leading artists gave donated work, offering buyers a unique opportunity to acquire the pieces for just €40. 

Artists and those who make art as a hobby, and would like to take part to support the carefully chosen charities, can register online at Mountshannonarts.ie. Artists from all over the country and from abroad gave their time and talent to support the fundraising initiative last year and tne organisers are really excited to view the submissions this year.

The deadline for submissions is October 28. The grand opening will take place at 7.30pm, on November 11, at a venue to be announced. A full exhibition of the art works will take place in Scariff Library from November 15 to December 3. The show will also be available to view and pieces may also be purchased through the website.

‘Hush, Hush’ is supported by Clare County Council and The Arts Council. 

Fiona McGarry
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Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald.
Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti.
She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at The University of Galway.
If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

About Fiona McGarry

Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at The University of Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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