April 26 – May 30, 2024 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

A kaleidoscope of talent at Kenmare Butter Market

K enmare Butter Market will start the year with an exciting Spring exhibition ‘Kaleidoscope’. Curated to celebrate diversity and creativity, this exciting showcase features works from 40 artists, each with their own unique style and perspective, all of whom responded to the venue’s recent open call. Whether you’re drawn to abstract compositions that ignite the imagination or intricate de- tails that demand closer inspec- tion, there’s something for every art enthusiast at ‘Kaleidoscope’,

and all at affordable prices. Prepare to be inspired, moved, surprised and delighted at the power of creativity show- cased in this exhibition which runs until mid-June. Gallery opening hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11-5pm. Contact 087 4118967 or follow the gallery on Social Media. Originally constructed in the mid-1800s as the Kenmare But- ter Market, this iconic building underwent a transformation in the 1960s, evolving into a vibrant dance hall. Now it has

become much more than just a relic of the past; it’s a thriving hub of cultural activity in the heart of Kenmare town. Steeped in history and brim- ming with character, the Butter Market stands as a testament to the rich heritage of Ireland. Its storied past adds depth and charm to its modern-day incar- nation as one of the country’s premier exhibition spaces. The Butter Market has transformed into an exceptional art gallery,

showcasing a diverse range of works from local and interna- tional artists alike. But the Butter Market isn’t just about visual arts; it’s also a dynamic music venue that offers something for every taste. With its spacious layout and versatile design, it has the

capacity to host an array of musical events, from intimate acoustic performances to electrifying rock concerts. The Butter Market has become a sought-after destination for music lovers of all genres, from classical and folk to jazz and beyond.

The Butter Market continues to be a cultural cornerstone of Kenmare, serving as a gathering place for the community and a platform for artistic expression. Its legacy as a symbol of cre- ativity and innovation is sure to endure for generations to come.

‘my neurodivergent brain’ exhibition in Bantry J ohanna Legnar‘s exhibition ‘my neurodivergent brain’ at the Bridge Street Com-

munity Café in Bantry shows graphic artworks about neurodi- versity, like ADHD and autism, in a minimal and typographic design style. The 36-year-old German, who has been living in West Cork for two years, is a trained graphic designer who has also studied communications design. Her regular work involves de- signing brandings or books for clients but she also loves creat- ing free artworks about social and environmental issues. All her life Joanne struggled with different issues like noise sensitivity and she now con- siders herself as having ADHD

port group meets at the Bridge Street Community Café in Bantry on Wednesday evenings. The exhibition opens on Friday, May 10 at 7pm and the artworks will be presented for four weeks. The café is open on Mondays from 10am-4pm, Wednesdays 1pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-4pm and 7pm- 10pm.

and autism. She likes to address these often misunderstood is- sues in an artistic way to spread awareness. Infograhics are ideal to ex- press her thoughts and emotions as well as to inform people by engaging and appealing graphics. She enjoys playing with text and her design style is minimal, clean and typographic. A neurodivergent peer sup-

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