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Big Art in a Small Town

coeFrom its humble beginnings in a school gym, the Claremorris Open Exhibition has evolved into one of the premier events on the Irish visual arts calendar. Founded in 1978, COE has served as a showcase for the very best in contemporary visual art, both Irish and international.

In honour of the 2013 edition, which is running currently, CCR will broadcast Claremorris Open Exhibition: Big Art in a Small Town, a documentary celebrating 35 years of the COE, on Saturday at 2pm.

This hour-long documentary features interviews with Johnny Kirrane, Chairman of the Claremorris Arts Committee and driving force behind the exhibition for the past 35 years; John Behan, sole survivor of the first adjudication panel, and some of the winning artists over the years, such as local woman Bernie Prendergast, Wexford artist Michael Fortune, Dermot Seymour (the first artist from Northern Ireland to win the coveted prize) and Elizabeth McGuire-Cleary, who won the exhibition at the age of 72.

The documentary also features contributions from internationally recognised art critics and curators who have been involved with the Claremorris Open Exhibition over the years such as Mike Collier (University of Sunderland), Lizzy Carey Thomas (Tate Gallery, London), Tom Morton (Hayward Gallery, London) and art critic with the Irish Times, Aidan Dunne.

Come in for a cuppa

NOTE: our coffee will probably not be this fancy…

Volunteers are at the heart of all of Claremorris Community Radio’s activities and new volunteers are always welcome at the station.

In honour of National Volunteering Week, the station is holding an open breakfast morning on Friday, May 17th. All are welcome especially those interested in getting involved with the station.

So come on in for a cuppa, a croissant and see how Claremorris Community Radio puts its shows together!

Our open breakfast morning: Friday, May 17th, from 8.30 – 11am.

Document Store – with documents!

books-smThe site’s Document Store, which up to this was as empty last night’s pint glass, now contains some useful files.

As of today, it contains day-to-day files, such as a show running order template, and more rarely-used items such as the employee’s handbook.  We intend to add more documents to it as the weeks go by.

Check it out here.

In other news, you can also check your email inboxes as the first newsletter of the year was dispatched this morning!