Friday 20 April 2018

Art meets hair creativity in Sligo

Friday, July 22nd will see the opening of an exciting new exhibition of paintings by acclaimed contemporary artist Amy Hoedemakers.

Since moving to Sligo from New Zealand over a year ago, Amy has become a well known name on the local arts scene. She has exhibited at local galleries and cafes and last year hosted a major solo exhibition at Allingham House in Ballyshannon, which received widespread praise. She is also a community artist, working with young people on cultural and arts related projects.

Amy is originally from the South island of New Zealand where she gained a degree in visual arts and exhibited extensively before moving to Ireland.

This exhibition is unique in that it also coincides with the official launch of it's venue - the recently opened Cephalo hair salon.

"I met Rhona Gardiner a few months ago. She was busy preparing to open her Cephalo hair salon and we got chatting about art and creativity. We discovered that we both feel strongly about the need for art to be feature more prominently in our shops, offices and places of work because art can help people relax, dream, smile and become inspired and you shouldn't need to visit a gallery to do that. So when Rhona suggested that we have a joint opening event it seemed it made perfect sense."

The opening of Amy's exhibition and the Cephalo hair salon will take place on Friday July 22nd at 6.30 and all are welcome to come along.