Thursday, June 4, 2009
ART 250 - "Everyone is an Artist"!
Just thought I would share the below New York Times article with you, on the power of culture in the West Bank. It compliments my experience at the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival nicely, and puts it in a wide context of other fantastic international cultural initiatives in the area, and their positive effects on the people.
And now - on another aspect of the power of culture - this time in Dublin (thank God!), here is some info on a wonderful big democratic Art initiative that I am part of: "ART 250" in the building formerly known as Habitat on Suffolk Street - opening tomorrow, June 5th, 5 - 8pm! Get in early, play blindman's buff and if you're lucky you'll get yourself a masterpiece, for a song - €250. Or just get a painting you like (what a concept!). Hidden anonymously among the "pop-art" there will be a Donald Teskey, a Charles Tyrrell, a Mick Mulcahy, a Suzy O'Mullane, a Mr. Pussy (!) - and more. Check it out! All in aid of Cill Rialaig Artist's Retreat, County Kerry.