Achieving Art, an exhibition in aid of Saplings School for Autistic Kids opens tonight at The Bernard Shaw.
ACHIEVING ART EXHIBITION
In aid of Saplings School for Autistic Kids featuring over 40 Irish and International Illustrators, Street/Graffiti and Contemporary Artists including MASER, ASBESTOS , DANO, GONE SNUB23, A1ONE, HUSH + many more…
Launch Party featuring The Beauty School Drop Out DJs & more – MC David Mc Savage
The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 South Richmond street, Portobello, Dublin 2
Opening night Thursday 10th July ‘08 Doors 7.00pm Silent Auction
Complimentary drinks courtesy of Becks Vier
Thursday 10th July sees the return for the second year of the hugely successful ACHIEVING ART – a charity art exhibition for ‘Saplings’, a special needs school for children with autism www. saplings. org/Html/schools. html.
Achieving Art was conceived in 2007 by a parent concerned with the chronic under funding of autism services in Ireland. Upon enlisting the skills of good friend working in the street art scene, together they organized the inaugural Achieving Art exhibition in July 2007 which ran for 2 months, also at the Bernhard Shaw . This was the first exhibit of its kind in Ireland showcasing a variety of street & graffiti art alongside contemporary artists & designers. Due to the overwhelming success of last year, raising in excess of 8,000euro, the exhibition returns for its second outing.
Saplings is a school in Rathfarnam which caters for 24 children in varying degrees of the autistic spectrum disorder. In order for the children to achieve their maximum potential it is necessary to raise funds for speech & language therapy, & occupational therapy. All funds raised during the art exhibition will go towards the provision of these essential services.
Without the artists involved, who have so kindly donated both their time & art pieces to this worthy cause, this would not be possible. Therefore, we are delighted to launch this month long exhibition with an opening party at the Bernhard Shaw Bar in Portobello’s Richmond Street, where all the artists & public are encouraged to enjoy the celebration & hopefully go home with an original piece of work from some of the countries most exciting upcoming artists.