Art show dazzles
By RJ Swell
(Author of stories concerning fictitious events - please read this knowing it is a joke - there was a showing of my book at the Larkspur Library for the month of November 2002 but this is merely a joke brilliantly written by my friend.)
The gala opening night of “Paintings and Poetry of Ireland”—the Larkspur Library’s art show—took place September 26th. Running through Sunday October 26th, this fine art exhibit featured artworks by local artist Philip A. Terry one of the country’s finest landscape painters. The opening night was a smashing success attended by local dignataries too numerous to mention in this short space.
At the function artist Terry said that his paintings carry a realistic presentation of the landscapes in Ireland. He said that his paintings coupled with the equally vivid poetry would help the American and other people to understand and appreciate Irish lifestyles.
Terry’s works on display included a series of eighteen paintings, featuring “Benbulben In Sun-Kissed Mist”, “Norman Keep”, “A Wild Irish Night” and “His Field” affectionately called “Red Bull” by those who attended the exhibition. His recently published book includes forty-six paintings and poems including the eighteen on display for the month long showing.
This event could not have taken place without the outstanding efforts of many volunteers, including the board of directors of the Larkspur Library Foundation, and most of all the drive and vision of the LLB’s Executive Director, Kristy Terry, and Curator Blaise Terry. Special thanks also to sponsors: Larkspur Scientific & Cultural Facilities District; REI; National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps; Jerry Terry and Artcomm; John Terry and Sandi (Terry) Wright; and Heinie Terry-Toss.