18 Sept 2015

Culture Night & Blog Awards 2015

     Happy Culture Night! Hope you are enjoying evening celebrating culture, creativity and the arts. The idea of the Culture Night is simple yet very successful. It is encouraging more people to enjoy local art and culture as many art centres, galleries, pop - up exhibitions, museums, historical houses, community groups and many other places open their doors until late with countless events free of charge. Have a quick look at the Culture Night website if you would like to know more about it, see list of events or learn how to get involved in the future. www.culturenight.ie

''Culture Night:

-Encourages more people to visit cultural venues and experience culture in their locality

-Reminds us all about the fantastic cultural facilities and resources that we have locally and nationally

-Raises the profile of cultural organisations, activities and facilities

-Encourages people to try new things and to get into the habit of going more often to cultural venues and activities in their locality

-Makes it easier for people to play a role in their local cultural scene

-Helps create a sense of community and belonging''

     Writing Valg Studio blog is very important to me for various reasons therefore I have been delighted to see my little blog shortlisted in the Art & Culture Blog category for the Blog Awards Ireland 2015. Do click Shortlist 2015 to see other blogs in this category. This year public votes also count and if you would like to vote for any of blogs just click Here

Thank you,
 Liga x

11 Sept 2015

Carlow Made Exhibition during the Heritage Week

     Carlow Made Exhibition during the Heritage Week in August was a lovely finish to a busy Summer for the Valg Studio. I'm delighted to be part of Carlow Made creative collective for the past three years. It is pure joy to come together 2-3 times per year and put together a wonderful show. Our most recent activity was exhibition at Carlow Central Library during the Heritage Week and it was brilliant opportunity to show the beautiful work of talented artists and craftspeople living in county Carlow.

"Carlow Made is a collective of artist craftspeople living within the Carlow county boundary. Our aim is to provide mutual support and to foster a professional standard in our practice. All our members use authentic materials and processes to fashion their pieces. Crafts represented include jewellery, textiles, fashion, woodturning, ceramics, printmaking, fine art. The group exhibits regularly and usually organises two pop-up shops in Carlow, one during the Carlow Arts Festival and one around Christmas."
     I was delighted to show Valg Studio knit inspired collection and floral designs. I have to say that it was honor to exhibit in this historical building, especially in the beautiful G.B. Shaw room. Thanks to the Carlow Central Library for inviting us. Executive Librarian, Fiona Foskin for the warm welcome, all the help and support from the first day.
National Heritage Week is over, it has been great to be part of such an important and wonderful event. Carlow Central Library hosted many interesting events. PenFest is up next, check out the library website for more information. www.carlowlibraries.ie Meanwhile I'm getting ready for the Autumn/Winter shows. More information coming soon. Talk soon, Liga. x