Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service launches ‘Threads’, a new online exhibition by artists Helen Condon, Elena Koyovenko, and Carrigaline’s Mary Murphy.
Recognizing the importance of the arts Cork County Council has responded to the current restrictions on movement and indoor gatherings by facilitating 3 online exhibitions. The artworks are available for purchase.
Part of the mission of the Council’s Arts Service is to support artists and promote engagement with the arts. The Council have facilitated this in the past by hosting exhibitions in Council owned spaces. ‘Threads’ represents the Council’s continued commitment to this mission and to finding ways to adapt to the evolving situation regarding Covid 19. Three video exhibitions have now been made available on Cork County Council’s YouTube channel.
To mark the opening of the exhibition the Mayor of Cork County, Cllr. Ian Doyle said,
“The COVID 19 pandemic has brought change to every part of society. Its effect on artists has been particularly hard, changing the normal exhibition and performance opportunities from which they showcase their work to the public. This situation has, however, also generated new and imaginative solutions, an example of which is this new exhibition in an online format replacing what would have been an exhibition at our Library Head Quarters gallery. It gives me great pleasure to launch this new virtual gallery, to commend the artists for their work and the hard work and innovation of everyone involved in bringing this exhibition to the people of Cork County” https://www.thecork.ie/2020/06/05/video-council-launches-online-art-exhibition/