Feile Latino 2016,Saturday June 25th – 7.30pm – Entry 5 Euro

 

 

Féile Latino 2016 

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Featuring Duo Pablo and Lola – Folk Music from Argentina

Pablo and Lola 1

James Sheppard – Ennistymon Singer Songwriter 

James SHeppard 2

Clare To Here – Irish Song and Dance

Noirin Lynch / Paddy Mulcahy / Clara Buteler / Lenka Hoffmannova 

Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery 

Saturday 25th of June – 7.30pm – Entry 5 Euro

All profits to go to Burren Chernobyl Project 

‘Sound, Patterning and Resonance’ a talk by Tanya Harris, June 23 @ 3 pm

The Shipibo people are an ancient tribe who live in the Amazon rainforest in Peru. They still practice their spiritual customs and traditions after thousands of years. In the last forty years, there has been a continual rise in people’s interest in tradi- tional indigenous cultures that engage with the unseen forces of nature and altered states of consciousness. ‘ Look deep into nature then you will understand everything better’ – Einstein.

In the Amazon, hunters can smell urine at forty paces and tell you what species left it behind. The taxonomy of Amazonian shamans is remarkable when they begin to characterize and systematize creation. They can consistently distinguish different plants at great distance. You ask a shaman what the foundation of their taxonomy is and they say, ‘Well, the plants talk to us’. To our rational mind, it is nonsense to think that plants can talk. Yet, it is only nonsense because it does not fit in our paradigm. When we consider the possibility that different society’s belief systems create different levels of perceptions but also different realities, what does that say to you?

Sulmira is a Shipibo shaman, whose name means grounded bright shining light. It is custom for Shipibo people to ingest thousands of different plants, flowers and trees that induces an altered state of consciousness. Ayahausca is an entheogen and master plant in Shipibo culture. They have the intention to connect with the spirit of each plant while living in isolation for 2-6 months and eating a very simple diet. Sulmira spoke to me about a plant called Marosa, which taught her about love and protection. This plant has a feminine vibration, she continues. ‘Each plant has a different personality just like people. People will receive differ- ent messages from each plant depending on how they get on.’

Shipibo shamans receive healing songs or ‘icaros’ from the plants while there are in a trance after ingesting the plant. They use these songs as healing tools in aya-hausca ceremonies. Icaros are then translated into geometric colourful tapestries, which embody the healing messages of the icaros.

Nothing is really solid. Everything is connected; we are constantly moving within a vibrational matrix. There is consciousness in all living things. Consciousness communicates continuously by vibrations of electromagnetic frequencies. Earth is alive and holds the knowledge that we seek, our state of consciousness affects what Earth reveals.

 

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Main St, Ennistymon, Co. Clare. View of Main Street, Ennistymon looking south.

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The Courthouse Artists’ Studios will be open to the viewing public from 10 am-7 pm throughout the festival.

The Courthouse Gallery will be open from 12-5 throughout the festival.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 23
 
‘Sound, Patterning and Resonance’ a talk by Tanya Harris

Date: Thursday, 23rd June                                              
Venue: The Courthouse Gallery
Time: 3 pm

 

Bonfire Night: Memories of St John’s Eve in Ennistymon.

Come and listen to memories of Bonfire Night as celebrated in bygone days recorded from many senior residents of Ennistymon and surrounding areas of North Clare by Frances Madigan of Cuimhneamh an Chláir, Clare Oral History & Folklore Group.  This listening event which will be followed by a discussion and an opportunity to share your memories of Bonfire Night. 
Date: Thursday, 23rd June                                              
Venue: The Courthouse, Ennistymon
Time: 7.30 pm  

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Drama workshop Midsummer Festival with Eleanor Feely
 
Divining Drama. An introduction to the art of theatre making. No experience necessary just an open mind, loose clothing and a shared sense of fun. This introductory session is free to all ages 12 to 90.

Eleanor Feely is an award winning theatre director and actor. She trained at the Stanislavski Studio at the Focus Theatre Dublin and at the Theatre du Soleil in Paris. She is an artistic director of Clare Youth Theatre

Date: Friday, June 24                                            
Venue: The Courthouse Gallery
Time: 3 pm

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25
 
 
Concert: Féile Latino 2016  
 
Featuring : 
Duo Pablo and Lola – Folk Music from Argentina
James Sheppard – Ennistymon Singer Songwriter 
Clare To Here – Irish Song and Dance
Noirin Lynch / Paddy Mulcahy / Clara Buteler / Lenka Hoffmannova 

Date: Friday, June 24                                            
Venue: The Courthouse Gallery
Time: 3 pm
Entry 5 Euro
All profits to go to Burren Chernobyl Project 

Mirari Summer Solstice

Let´s celebrate  together 

with the Sacred Sounds of the Crystal Bowls and

all the Blessings we receive from the 

Summer Solstice and Full Moon!

Tuesday, June 21st at 7:30

Price for the session: € 12

Crystal Bowls Summer Solstice

 

 

Mirari Summer Solstice

Let´s celebrate  together 

with the Sacred Sounds of the Crystal Bowls and

all the Blessings we receive from the 

Summer Solstice and Full Moon!

Tuesday, June 21st at 7:30

Price for the session: € 12

‘I Had A Dream’ & ‘Hybrid Portraits’ – new works by MrsRedhead and Alan Wells

 

‘I Had A Dream’ & ‘Hybrid Portraits’ – new works by MrsRedhead and Alan Wells

Opening 11th June at 8pm in the Courthouse Gallery.

 The exhibition runs from June 11 – July 7

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I HAD A DREAM by MrsRedhead

MrsRedhead grew up in Poland, surrounded by lush forests that initiated her love of folklore and fantasy. Moving to Ireland 13 years ago was the opportunity to bring to life the fairy tales.

Irish legends have always inspired her and she found a way to show surrealism and exploration into the human soul. MrsRedhead holds a Masters degree in Pedagogy from Poland, which made her learn to better understand feelings and hidden thoughts, so in this way her photography is often a means of self- expression.

“I ask people about their dreams and try to peek into their soul and explore their individual personalities”, she says, “this helps me choose unique locations perfectly. My recent work is an in depth journey into the mystical locations I have found on this spell-bounding Island.

In my own imagination, every abandoned place is an unexplained world that has a lost soul and a story that begs to be told. I want to awaken it, bring it to life, give it a reason to breathe and inspire again, through the lens of my camera”.

http://www.mrsredhead.com

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HYBRID PORTRAITS by Alan Wells

A new series of paintings based on famous portraits and self-portraits by well known artists re-imagined as animals.

The works in this exhibition are primarily acrylic on canvas.

Alan does also interior murals and some illustration work.

Originally from Ennis, Co. Clare but now based near Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary. He graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design in 1999 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art (Painting).

As well as taking part in numerous group shows, his most recent solo show was in the South Tipperary Arts Centre in 2015.

www.alanwells1.wix.com/alanwellsartist

www.facebook.com/Alan.Wells.Artist

 

And Still There Are Secrets Photography Narratives by Patricia Delker

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And Still There Are Secrets 
Photography Narratives
by Patricia Delker
 June 10 – July 7
Opening 11th June at 8pm.
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Delker indicates she photographs intangibles such as memory, time, dreams, and loss, all of which shape our individual lives and our mutual experiences. In the Courthouse Gallery exhibit, the intangibles are her secrets depicted in traditional black and white silver gelatin prints.
Delker stated, “While the series is highly personal, we all have secrets. It’s not so important to know what secrets are being depicted, but rather the images are intended to allow the viewer to confront and explore their own secluded memories and hidden experiences.”  Objects and attire were carefully selected with attention paid to strong compositional elements.  Often the poses and the relationship of model to objects were sketched beforehand.
And Still There Are Secrets was made with a 35 mm film camera and the negatives printed to archival standards in a traditional darkroom on Foma fiber-based multiple contrast paper.Delker has taught workshops/classes in alternative photographic processes, embracing the personal in one’s photography, history of women photographers and using toy plastic cameras.  For the past nine years she has organized and led photographic workshops to the Aran Islands and Co.Clare. Her photographs have been exhibited in solo, group and juried exhibits throughout the U.S., as well as published in B&W magazine, Shots, and the magazine for plastic camera enthusiasts, Lightleaks.
The Courthouse Gallery exhibit will be the first international exhibit of her photographs.