From the BCA Newsletter, June July 2015:
BCA is a hive of creative energy with students, exhibitions, festivals and events populating the campus throughout the Summer. Studios are buzzing with resident artists and with visiting student groups joining us from Kentucky, Michigan, Boston, Louisiana, Maryland, Colorado and Chicago. We are thrilled to welcome musicians, poets and writers along with visual artists in this year’s groups, making it a truly diverse creative community.
The Tolkien Festival (June 26-28) … shed more light on the Burren as a source of inspiration for Lord of the Rings and many other Tolkien works. The Summer School of Music and Culture (July 20-24) will bring the cream of musical talent to Ballyvaughan and an opportunity to enjoy concerts in Newtown Castle and BCA venues.
Crucible – an exhibition of large abstract works by Richard Hearns is currently showing in the BCA Gallery until July 4th . Postscript, (exhibition from July 4-August 8) in collaboration with The Russell Gallery, will feature work by contemporary artists responding to Seamus Heaney’s famous poem.
The Burren Annual 2015 Exhibition, (August 14- September 5th) will examine the relationship between artistic practice, ecology and environmental sustainability though focusing on the work of local artist, Deirdre O’Mahony in collaboration with Chicago-based, Frances Whitehead.
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition Art, Food Security and Climate Change a one day event on Saturday,15 August, will address the themes of the exhibition and their broader social and ecological context.
Week-long workshops in painting, drawing, and photography are still enrolling.The Burren Executive leadership retreat , August 23-26 welcomes back poet David Whyte and musician Martin Hayes to this annual event for senior leaders .
An exciting summer beckons at BCA. We look forward to welcoming back old friends and introducing new arrivals to the campus, and of course we are always delighted when alumni and friends just drop in to the cafe to say hello. And, lest I forget,the BCA scholarship raffle is a wonderful opportunity to win some great prizes while supporting future artists. The draw will be held on August 31st, so get your tickets now by following the link above.
Enjoy a wonderful summer. Hope to see you at BCA.
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- The magic of the Burren
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- Paintings and parliaments
- More on Easter 1916
- Susan’s snippets
- The Easter rising
- Famine records launched
- Irish roots?