Chrysalis is an art exhibition by Martine O’Donovan currently on display in our cafe.
An exhibition of Solargraphs by Rhoda Cunningham & Stained Glass by Tricia Cunningham from March 29th to May 3rd 2019
Rhoda’s Solargraphs are recordings of the suns path taken with lensless pinhole cameras. The exposures range in length from three months to a year. The invisible movements of the sun become visible in landscapes. Rhoda is a lecturer in NCAD and is a photographic artist who has exhibited widely. Her work is held in private collections both here and abroad.
Tricia is a stained glass artist. She is widely known for her stained glass windows in both public and private spaces. The work she is exhibiting here are two and three dimensional pieces that deal with the expression of a line
Tricia’s statement: The movement of the line is exquisite. It stretches to a point; it is curved, arched and folded. It folds back on itself and reaches out from within, it curves with expression and folds with content. Its completion is in its gesture.
High Plains Tradition play the Coastguard Cultural Centre on March 30th @ 8pm.
A Rocky Mountain Based Bluegrass Band that began it’s musical Journey in 1987. Since then their travels have taken them all across the US and to Canada and Ireland.
It all happened in 1987 when Doug Elrick and Kenny Pabst, after a year off from playing with the band Grain Of Salt, decided it was time to get back to playing the music we loved in front of the best fans in the world, Bluegrass Music Fans. Through several band member changes, this current band can be seen performing throughout the west from California to just about every state to the Mississippi River. They have also performed in Canada and had 2 tours in Ireland as well. Their music is rooted in the “Traditional Sound” with their own seasoning. Fans have been quoted as saying,” High Plains Tradition is the Most Entertaining Band they have seen in years. You just never know what is going to happen on stage with those Boys.” Doug Elrick is one of the finest songwriters this side of the Mississippi and their shows are full of the songs of the Masters as well as their own material. The Highlight of a Festival with High Plains Tradition is their very moving Gospel Show. They currently have 4 recordings, Prairie Wind, Where the Woods are Cool and Still, Children Go, and Milestones. If you get a chance to see them “LIVE” do. Until then enjoy their recorded music and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
One of the finest songwriters and mandolin players this side of The Mississippi so their shows consist of many originals as well as songs of the “Masters. Doug also is a top luthier. He has made several mandolins including the one he plays, 2 guitars and 2 fiddles.
The driving force behind HPT’s sound with his hard-driving guitar work and can hit the vocal harmony’s that are the mainstay of the band. He is believed to be an accomplished fisherman as well when not picking with the boys.
One of the finest banjo players in the whole west. His leads are spot on and his backup is so tasteful. When not playing Bluegrass, Mark is an avid hiker, bicyclist and hunter.
Bobbie can sing tenor to a dog whistle. His powerful, cutting edge voice brought a whole new dimension to High Plains as well as his stellar fiddle work. Bobbie lives on the Gulf Coast of Texas and when he’s not picking and singing he is usually with his family doing something in the Gulf, either fishing boating or swimming.
The heartbeat of the band with his rock solid bass. His work on the bass is what keeps the train on track. Kenny has a dream of taking his 1957 Greyhound Bus, (converted to a motorcoach) and just hitting the blue highways and seeing the real America.
Japanese Black Ink Painting workshop for beginners at the Coastguard Cultural Centre on April 27th.
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John is a professional artist who works from his own studio / gallery on the outskirts of Tramore. He graduated from the Limerick school of art and lectured there following his graduation. He oversees the Waterford Live Art group every week at the Coastguard Cultural Centre. His work has featured in Saatchi online Figures and Nude collection best of and is held in many private and public collections. His name appears in “Whytes Buyers Guide to Irish Art” 10 th edition.
John’s work is held permanently in many private and public collections, including the Department of Arts Sports and Tourism, Waterford University Hospital, Whitfield Hospital, Teachers Centre Waterford. John is also co-ordinator of Waterford Live Art.
John is currently artist in residence at the Coastguard Cultural Centre.