(photos from launch of Springtime from Rose Cottage by Pauline Halton)
Springtime from Rose Cottage is an exhibition of new work from Pauline Halton at Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff.
The exhibition opened on Wednesday 30 March and continues until 15 April at the Museum. The large audeince at opening night were welcomed by Paddy Smith, Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council who complimented Pauline Halton on her distinctive style, palette and subject matter.
Mary Hanley, Manager, Ramor Theatre opened the exhibition. She said that audiences at Ramor constanly commented on the vibrant works by Pauline Halton that are on permanent display in the theatre foyer.
"To quote Edgar Degas, “Art is not what you see but what you make others see” can really be applied to this exhibition. The value of the artist working in our community is something that I am passionate about. Be it our writers, directors, actors or visual artist. This value is also reflected in the latest Strategic Review by the Arts Council which places the artist and support for them at the centre of our work. Equally the quote by the writer, Jeff Goins “An artist can offer a sanctuary of beauty in an ugly world” suitably describes what Pauline is presenting to us in this work. The title of this exhibition “Springtime from Rose Cottage” draws us into the beauty of the pieces which includes the flowers in her garden, ladybirds, local landscapes,the Maggie Bee and John Brady's kitchen."
Mary Hanley complimented the musicians who performed at the event including: Martin Donohoe, Philip Clarke and the NYAH Comhaltas Youth Group. "The nurturning of young musicians is to be commended and it is great for them to attend Pauline's opening and view her work as well as adding greatly to our enjoyment at the opening this evening".
Pauline Halton has exhibited at the Blue Wall Gallery, Cavan, Jo Rain Gallery, Dublin, the American Embassy, Dublin and in Januay Clan, France. Her work is held in private collections in Ireland, Europe and America.