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Kerry artists go ‘Off the Rails’ at new ‘Art in the Park’ exhibition at Kerry County Museum Tralee

IT’S finally happened, some of Kerry’s most talented artists have gone ‘Off the Rails’ at Kerry County Museum where they will showcase, and hopefully sell, their stunning, creative and colourful artwork during the winter months.

‘Art in the Park’ was one Tralee’s top attractions for tourists and locals during the wonderful hot summer and now that colour has been transferred to a new exhibition entitled ‘Art in the Park: Off the Rails’ from Friday 30th November 2018 until April 2019.

The President of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Aidan Kelly, who launched the exhibition in the Community Room in Kerry County Museum said: “The ‘Art in the Park’ series in Tralee is an outdoor exhibition created for artists from all over Kerry to showcase their art on the railings of the Town Park in the heart of Tralee. Organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance and supported by Kerry County Council it provides artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in Tralee. This year’s series was very successful and now Kerry County Museum is excited to team up with more than 30 local artists for their latest exhibition ‘Art in the Park: Off the Rails’. I wish to congratulate Mary Greene, the Tralee Chamber Alliance Arts Officer, for her great work in bringing this entire project to fruition.”

Artists will exhibit Paintings, Drawings, Illustration, Origami, Felt work and Glasswork. The exhibition will be on display from 30 November 2018 until April 2019. It will be open from Tuesday to Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm daily.

Ber Earley, the spokesperson for the participating artists, said: “The public response to ‘Art in the Park’ was very positive with great interest and many sales achieved throughout the summer. The presence of art on the rails significantly added to the vibrancy of the town centre. Extending the concept to exhibiting sample works at Kerry County Museum has ensured that our profile is maintained throughout the winter. As ‘Art in the Park’ becomes an annual event, local awareness will be raised and people will be drawn to visit the town, and Denny Street in particular, with the expectation of finding a choice of original pieces by local artists at affordable prices.”

Many of the items that will be featured in the ‘Art in the Park: Off the Rails’ exhibition will be available for sale and would make wonderful Christmas gifts.

“Each artist will display one piece of their work at a time, but this can be replaced in the event of the first piece has being sold,” said Aidan Kelly.

Anyone who would like to participate in Art in the Park or Art in the Park: Off the Rails during the winter months or ‘Art in the Park’ in spring and summer 2019 should contact Mary Greene, Arts Officer, Tralee Chamber Alliance on 066-7121472 or email artsofficer@Tralee.ie.