CELEBRATED Bantry artist, Danny Vincent Smith, is staging an open-air exhibition in the town’s main square during the months of June, July and August.
The launch date for the exhibition – which will see 10 of his finest paintings printed on aluminium and displayed on street lamps throughout Wolfe Tone Square – is June 1st.
The exhibition, Memories of Bantry, demonstrates Danny’s love for the town including ‘its weekly markets, the general buzz of the place, and the kind nature of the people who live here.’
The launch – which will take place at 1pm in the Tourist Office on the corner of Wolfe Tone Square – will be followed by a guided tour by Danny, and a live music session on the square.
Danny explained his selection process for the exhibition saying: ‘I have a life-long passion for Bantry and its unique culture, and each of the paintings featured in the exhibition represents a special memory of Bantry, including the old markets and horse fairs, boats in Bantry Bay, Irish musicians, and, of course, its people.’
The artist said: ‘I wanted to create something of an arts trail for locals and tourists to enjoy during the summer months.’
And, with this in mind, Danny produced a leaflet about the paintings and they are readily available at the local tourist office, as well as all local hotels, restaurants and shops.