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Monday 22 April 2019

Saying thanks through art!

Paul Deering

An artist and author who overcame cancer is hosting an exhibition to say thank you to the charity who was of great support to her.

Artist and poet, Elizabeth Valentine has put together a charity art exhibition for Sligo Cancer Support which will be held on the night of Thursday 11th April at 7pm.

There will be an auction on the night of works donated by each artist including Elizabeth, Graham Stewart, Lisa Gonzales, Ruth Cadden, Orla Spollen, Karen Webster, local business Cait & I, and Chicky from the Vintage Boutique.

Johnston Court has donated one of its units for the entire month (New Art Gallery) and it is currently being fitted out witht he paintings in advance of Thursday.

"I decided to do this event and raise some very necessary funds for the wonderful work that these amazing people do.

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and after chemotherapy, surgery radiotherapy I pulled through and I am one of the lucky ones to be still be here.

"Sligo Cancer Support have been there for me when I needed some help and I was amazed at how warm and loving and sympathetic they are.

"They listen, they wipe away your tears and always have a cup if tea and a comfy chair for you.

"This is my way of thanking them," said Elizabeth.

She has received much support in hosting the exhibition.

Feehilys florists has donated some of their wonderful flowers for the gallery while Hargadons have donated wine and glasses, and Louis Doherty antiques have donated an antique table for the length of the exhibition.

There will also be a donation box on the premises for the month and out of each piece of art sold, 5% will go to Sligo Cancer Support.

"I do hope that we will have the support of local people to drop in and just have a look at some of the artists exhibiting and join us in raising some money for these wonderful people who give some much of their time to being there for all affected by this dreadful disease," said Elizabeth.

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