Our T.V. interview

2/12/16

This is the link to T.V. feature done on our gallery.

http://www.irishtv.ie/westmeath-matters-76

 


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Up and coming workshops & events

1/28/16

Workshops & Event Dates
Here you can find details of some of the workshops and events coming up. 
The groups are kept small for all of our workshops to enable everyone to receive one to one tuition and that your experience is a truly positive one. We want everyone to go away feeling they got great value, that they were well looked after and really enjoyed their day.
All of our workshops require a non-refundable deposit on booking, to cover the price of materials bought in advance of classes.
To book any of the workshops or find out more details please phone 044 9664723

Soul Weaving Circle - This is the first of our talks on a variety of topics related to the holistic approach to a persons well-being and will take place on Saturday 27th of February at 11am. The talk itself will be aprox an hour long and afterwards we will have coffee, chat and mingle for as long as you like. The idea behind the soul weaving circle is that we can come together and share knowledge for free, because we all have knowledge that we can share. For that reason rather than there being a charge we will have a donation box towards the coffees, teas, lighting & heating costs. The topic for this soul weaving circle will be on Crystals and how to programme, use and clean them.

Angel card reading with Siobhan Brady. 3 card mini reading €20. Booking essential. Saturday 5th of March

Oil Painting workshop with Hazel Revington-Cross. Saturday 12th of March 10-4pm. learn to paint using a pallet knife. All materials, lunch, teas & coffees included. Price €60. Deposit of €30 at time of booking.

Soul Weaving Circle - This is our next date for our talks on a variety of topics related to the holistic approach to a persons well-being, Saturday April 2nd. The talk itself will be aprox an hour long and afterwards we will have coffee, chat and mingle for as long as you like. The idea behind the soul weaving circle is that we can come together and share knowledge for free, because we all have knowledge that we can share. For that reason rather than there being a charge we will have a donation box towards the coffees, teas, lighting & heating costs. The topic for this soul weaving circle will be on chakra balancing and aura cleansing and will include a guided meditation.

Oil Painting workshop  with Hazel Revington-Cross Saturday 9th April .Learn to paint using a pallet knife. All materials, lunch, coffees & teas included. Price €60. Deposit of €30 at time of booking.

Mosaic Workshop with Dawn Aston. Saturday 16th of April .This mosaic workshop with Dawn will teach you the skill of upcycling a piece of furniture with mosaics. Bring along an old stool (or other small piece. For practical reasons you need to be able to get in back in the car standing upright). Dawn can supply a tray if you don’t have a piece you’d like to work on.  All other materials included, as well as lunch, teas & coffees etc. Price €90. Booking requires a €50 deposit.

Soul Weaving Circle - Saturday April 30th. This is our next date for our talks on a variety of topics related to the holistic approach to a persons well-being. The talk itself will be aprox an hour long and afterwards we will have coffee, chat and mingle for as long as you like. The idea behind the soul weaving circle is that we can come together and share knowledge for free, because we all have knowledge that we can share. For that reason rather than there being a charge we will have a donation box towards the coffees,teas, lighting & heating costs.
 
Oil Painting workshop - Saturday 14th of May, with Hazel Revington- Cross. Learn the skill of painting impasto style using a pallet knife. No previous experience is necessary to attend this workshop and you don't need any drawing skills. The workshop price includes all materials and teas and coffees and lunch are included. You will go home with a finished painting. The cost of this workshop is  €60 

Basket Weaving with Newgrange Willow design. This workshop will take place on Saturday 21st of May. All materials supplied including lunch, teas & coffees. You will go home with a finished basket. A fabulous way to spend the day! You will learn, laugh and have a finished piece to show off when you go home. Price €60. Deposit of €30 required when booking.

Soul Weaving Circle - Saturday 28th of May. This is our next date for our talks on a variety of topics related to the holistic approach to a persons well-being. The talk itself will be aprox an hour long and afterwards we will have coffee, chat and mingle for as long as you like. The idea behind the soul weaving circle is that we can come together and share knowledge for free, because we all have knowledge that we can share. For that reason rather than there being a charge we will have a donation box towards the coffees,teas, lighting & heating costs. 

Angel Card readings with Siobhan Brady Saturday 11th of June. A three card mini reading. Price €20

BODY & SOUL FESTIVAL - 17th, 18th & 19th of June. Due to the body and soul festival taking place over this weekend at Ballinlough Castle we will be unable to hold any events and will be closing the gallery for practical reasons. Access is almost made impossible due to the heavy traffic passing our gate. The festival is well worth going to, so get yourself a ticket and go experience the wonderful atmosphere on our doorstep. Will will hold our own usual mini gallery festival over the summer & get our musicians back.

Soul Weaving Circle - Saturday 25th of June. This is our next date for our talks on a variety of topics related to the holistic approach to a persons well-being. The talk itself will be aprox an hour long and afterwards we will have coffee, chat and mingle for as long as you like. The idea behind the soul weaving circle is that we can come together and share knowledge for free, because we all have knowledge that we can share. For that reason rather than there being a charge we will have a donation box towards the coffees,teas, lighting & heating costs. 

Mosaic Workshop with Dawn Aston Saturday the 30th of July. The cost of this workshop is €90 and all materials and lunch are included. Dawn is a great teacher and has one many medals for her garden designs which have included her mosaics. 

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The day after the night before

11/8/15

'Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate' - Exhibition by Hazel Revington-Cross 
My phone was hopping yesterday evening with texts saying sorry I can't make it so I was a bag of nerves by 7 o'clock wondering would anyone be there. Well as it turned out it was packed to the gills and the best part was there were so many new faces who had never been at one of our nights before and they had a brilliant time. An unbelievable amount of food was dropped off for the Simon Community. There were lots of lines bought for 'The Irish Mammy' painting. I had my lovely friend Kim looking after the sales last night so I could go around and talk to people and I need to go out and look this morning but I know there were red dots going up all over the place and I saw bundles of Jonathan's art going home with people last night & a lot of craft work. I have some really beautiful photos taken which I will try to send them on privately. A huge thank you to our musicians. All night people were commenting at how brilliant they were and there's nothing like it when your job is actually to be stuck in the middle of a big party & dance while you work! Thank you so much to all who were there & to those who were sending me good wishes who couldn't make it. Now I need to go out and try and get rid of the smell of alcohol and do some cleaning!

 


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Self Hypnosis workshop

6/18/15

Hypnosis workshop – Saturday 17th Of October

Sharon O'Farrell, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. MSc and current PhD candidate. She has over 10 years of experience in conducting individual hypnosis sessions, delivering group sessions, and teaching workshops as well as corporate wellness programs in the New York area and Ireland.

Location: Purple Raven Art Gallery

Time: 9.30am start. Finish 4pm

Cost of workshop is €75 with lunch included.

This is a one day experiential workshop to learn self hypnosis. Because practicing self hypnosis helps you to relax completely, you will immediately reduce your stress. While in hypnosis you can easily imprint your subconscious mind with positive messages. In this workshop you will learn to easily achieve a hypnotic state and to write effective suggestions to achieve a goal. Some common goals of self hypnosis are: to relieve test anxiety, improve self-esteem, reduce stress, improve concentration, stop smoking, release excess weight, relieve insomnia, enhance creativity, improve athletic performance and reduce pain.

€35 non-refundable deposit is required for booking.

(If for any reason the workshop was cancelled a full refund will be issued.)

A payment plan can be arranged for paying for the workshop.

Balance due by September 30th.

 *Sharon is flying in from New York to do this workshop. It is not an opportunity that comes by too often to arrange such a wonderful event. Normally a workshop like this would cost €125 per head, but I am getting it at a reduced rate because Sharon and I are friends. The places available are strictly limited to fifteen people on a first come first served basis. Places cannot be held without a deposit.

  

 


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Some gorgeous new stock has arrived in

5/15/15

In the past two weeks we have had some beautiful new work arriving to the gallery. Cyril Moran our local wood turner was in stocking the shelves with some really stunning pieces all made from native wood, ranging from Beech, Ash, Sycamore, Yew & Elm. Rhoda O'Dare was in with her beautiful hand knits. Deirdre Lawlor delivered some gorgeous handmade jewellery. Stephen Revington has been adding to his range of stick men. We've had art in from Courtney Davis and Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin. It still amazes me when I look around and see how much talent there is right on our doorstep!
We have some great workshops lined up over the next couple of months, including basket weaving, oil painting & mosaic art. 

 


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Soul Spirit Exhibition

4/23/15

 Twenty five artists- one title!
Soul Spirit Exhibition Saturday 27th of June 7-10pm
Many of our gallery artists have been working hard to create pieces on the theme of "Soul Spirit" where they have been left to interpret the theme in any way they wished. On the night we will be extending a very warm welcome to many new artists joining the gallery.

We will be introducing a permanent feature of a small wishing tree in the gallery so we ask people to bring along a ribbon to tie to it and make a wish!
 
 Apart from being surrounded by beautiful art, this promises to be a fun event. When we ask the question what feeds the soul ...many might answer, food, wine, art, friendships, laughter, music and dance. So with that in mind we plan to light the bbq have some bellydancing and a music session! This is one of those evenings not to be missed!

 


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Basket weaving course Sat 23rd of May

3/24/15

We have our next date for our ever popular basket weaving course run by Ronan Russell of Newgrange Willow Design. Saturday May 23rd at 10am. You will go away with a finished basket, examples of some of the ones made last year pictured below. (Mine is the wonky one!) If you get really really good you may someday chance your arm making sculptures from willow...photos are of the amazing work they do! Ronan has even make willow cottages that can be lived in! Apart from the skill you learn you will have sore sides from laughter. It's one of those amazingly therapeutic days because we laugh so much. €60 for the day. Lunch included. Limited places available.044 9664723

 


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Painting workshop Saturday March 28th with Morgan Gibbs

1/20/15

PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH MORGAN GIBBS, Saturday March 28th

Many of you will remember these photos from culture night where Morgan painted live in the gallery and had a crowd around him from the moment he arrived until he left. He inspired people who have never picked up a paint brush to give it a go! We have a date for his workshop and he’s making it really easy for those who have never tried painting to join in and give it a go by offering to supply the canvas and if you have no paint he will share a bit of his paint! This workshop is for all levels. If you’ve painted before you will always learn something new from working alongside a professional artist and if you’ve never painted Morgan will get you started! You will go away with a finished painting no matter what level you are at.  The workshop is priced at €60. Lunch and endless teas and coffees will be available all day. 

January is that month where the ATM machine laughs at you when you try to withdraw money or was that just me? So we have deliberately chosen the end of March to give people a chance to recover after Christmas. I will require a deposit during February to secure a place and so that materials can be purchased for the workshop. You can provisionally start booking your place now by giving me your name. The classes will be small to allow for one to one tuition.  

Contact Hazel at 044 9664723 

Photographs by Balrath Photography

 


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What's New?

1/15/15

This year we will continue to bring you all the lovely events and workshops we held and enjoyed so much last year, plus we will have some new items. 

There has been a huge interest in the Spiritual aspect we introduced to the premises last year and so we will increase our range of products in this area to meet the demand.  It will now be possible to book Reiki healing sessions through the gallery, which will be carried out in a private therapy room set up for this purpose. 

We are already receiving phone calls to find out about workshops taking place this year.  We will have Morgan Gibbs holding a painting workshop in the Spring. We will have our basket weaver back as soon as the weather warms up a bit (as it is an outdoor class) and we are taking names all the time for these classes so pick up the phone and put your name on the list, so we can notify you as soon as we have a date. See our section under 'workshops' to view the full list of what we do.

We will have our Psychic Medium back regularly to do Angel card readings in the gallery. Siobhan gets booked up really fast so again pick up the phone and add your name to the list if you'd like to know the next available date to book a reading with her.

As usual when you arrive into the place you will be surrounded by beautiful art & craft work by our many talented and lovely artists. Even as a person who stands out there every day I never tire of being immersed in the beautiful colours and textures. Add in the intoxicating aromas of our handmade soaps and beautiful incense and it is a complete joy for all of your senses!

I look forward to sharing many a hot cup of coffee or tea and a chat over 2015 with friends and new faces.    

 


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Happy Christmas

12/18/14

Wishing all our customers a very happy Christmas and a peaceful prosperous new year filled to the brim with happiness.
On behalf of myself and all the artists, sculptures & craft workers a huge thank you for all the support we have received throughout the year. 

 


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