Comedian Nuala McKeever announces charity art exhibition

Marie Curie Cancer Care is delighted to promote one of Northern Ireland’s biggest and hugely popular charity Art Exhibition and sale of works. The event held in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care will be opened by BBC’s Noel Thompson on Friday April 4th at 7.30 pm and will run until Sunday April 6th 2008 at St Colmcille’s Parish Hall, Ballyhackamore, Belfast.
The event held in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care will be opened by BBC’s Noel Thompson on Friday April 4th at 7.30 pm and will run until Sunday April 6th 2008 at St Colmcille’s Parish Hall, Ballyhackamore, Belfast.

ART OF CARING has become an established and welcome date for local artists and art lovers alike. This year 140 artists will exhibit 400 paintings ranging in price from £50 to £2000 with variety and value to suit all tastes and budgets. Leading artists include Neil Shawcross, Brian Ballard, Denise Ferran, Leslie Stannage and Chris Dearden, to name but a few, plus lots of new and established talent. Art of Caring is a professional, well organised event supported by artists from all over Northern Ireland. The bi-annual event has raised £75,000 with the sale of over £200,000 worth of paintings made possible by the continued generosity of our sponsors First Trust Bank and TESCO including other loyal sponsors.

Photo by Fabrizio Belluschi
Artie O’Neill, OBE, Chair of the ART OF CARING Committee said,
“We are delighted that BBC’S Noel Thompson will formally open the exhibition at 7:30pm on Friday April 4th. He will be joined by Marie Curie’s Nurse of the Year Imelda McGuckan and local celebrity Nuala McKeever. A welcome repeat feature this year on Saturday April 5th will be wood-turning demonstrations by Dr Sean Gibson and feature water colour specialist Chris Dearden, demonstrating the finer skills of a water colour artist”.

Lesley Wright, Community Fundraiser, Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast said,
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Art of Caring Committee who are all working professionals with very busy lives for giving of their time to organise this hugely successful event once more. I would also like to appeal to the general public to come and support the event over the weekend, where a warm welcome waits!”

The Exhibition opening times are Friday, 7:30 pm to 11.00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is £3.00 and will include a catalogue and refreshments.

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