Friday 23 February 2018

Bowls club bouncing back with exhibition

Some of the works donated by artist Gisela Hoey for the fundraising exhibition for Skerries Bowls Club.
Some of the works donated by artist Gisela Hoey for the fundraising exhibition for Skerries Bowls Club.

VANDALISM will be trumped by art later this month when a member of Skerries Bowling Club holds an exhibition of her paintings in an effort to raise funds to replace club equipment lost to vandals.

Skerries Bowling Club has suffered a series of attacks from vandals which resulted in the loss of valuable club equipment and a lot of distress to club members.

Despite these setbacks, and because of them, one of the clubs members Gisela Hoey is donating a collection of her own work to raise funds for the club.

Gisela is a successful painter and has held three exhibitions of her work and was the proprietor of one of Drogheda's major art galleries.

There will be an exhibition and sale of Gisela's paintings in in the Skerries clubhouse on Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, December 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Club spokesperson, Owen Morrissey-Murphy said: 'The entire proceeds of the sale of these paintings will go to the bowls club, to offset the losses suffered by the club because of the recent acts of vandalism.

'This is an opportunity for members of the club and the public to acquire some original works of art at reasonable prices, any of which items would be a beautiful present at Christmas time.'

The club, is located at the rear of Super Valu in Church street, Skerries, and there is excellent free parking available adjacent to the club.

For new members interested in joining the club, the annual subscription is only €80 and full membership thereafter is €160. This surely must be one of the least expensive hobbies that any person in the region and Drogheda areas can possibly avail of in these austere times.

The club's subscription year is from November 1 to October 31 each year, and the premises is open for play 364 days a year.

Anyone interested in joining the club should contact one committee members or to (086) 0826087.

Fingal Independent

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