Irish artist plans Downey exhibit

DOWNEY – Irish artist Anne Rigney, whose paintings hang in public and private collections around the world, will be exhibiting at Stay Gallery later this month. Rigney has exhibited her work in Germany, Scotland, Poland and Boston.

She came into contact with Downey officials last year and will be the first representative from Roscommon, Ireland to visit Downey since the two cities became sister cities last May.

Rigney said she is “delighted for this opportunity to take (my) paintings to a new audience in Downey, and to connect with new friends and make new connections for other artists in Roscommon, so that they may go over and show their work.”

Rigney works in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Her work is inspired by “the ever changing colors of nature.”

The exhibit opens Friday, April 25, and will run for one week.

Titled “Moments in Time,” it also includes an installation of photographic prints, depicting her experience with “empty nest syndrome.” Rigney has two adult children, both of which have left home.



Published: April 10, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 52