One of the great pleasures of writing Galway Bay Folk Tales was working again with the illustrator Marina Wild. Marina had previously illustrated the adventure poems for children that I wrote for the Múscailt Arts Festival. The images she created for the chapters of Galway Bay Folk Tales, are deceptively simple yet with a quirkiness and little added details that bring a whole new way of engaging with and appreciating the stories. However, illustrating is only one of Marina's artistic skills as can be seen by checking out her website:
Now Marina and her fellow artist Dagmar Drabent - whose work shifts between figurative and abstraction as it investigates the borderland between realities - are launching a joint Exhibition of their work. The opening night of their 'Metaphorica' is on Friday, 14 August, at 5:30pm upstairs in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Get along and give your eyes, brain and soul a treat.
For more on Dagmar's work see: Dagmar Drabent
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