Photos of Tranistion Town Kinsale events for Kinsale Art Festival 2013

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Green Day

Green day July 14th dawned bright beautiful and sunny and we weren’t surprised.. what an amazing summer we had !! We were worried that we wouldn’t have enough volunteers to help out, because instead of volunteering for the festival this year volunteers were going to the beach. Well done to the Kinsale Arts Festival team for their tireless hard work during such hot weather.

Lady luck was with us as we had just enough help to put up the yurt thank goodness as it takes many hands to construct the wonderful shady space that a yurt provides. Every time I’ve seen yurts raised I find that people are always drawn like moths to a flame to watch the yurts being constructed.

Green day was full of fun and interesting things to do.  All age groups participated in workshops such as felting, recycled art, and composting. Outside the yurt people were relaxing in the sun making dream catchers. Others took part in egg and spoon races (we used potatoes) and the boules games. Which I found to be a lot of fun especially when I won my first game of Boules J. Meanwhile the kids were doing chalk art on the pavement and getting their faces painted. There was also a parade of some of the lovely upcycled art created at the Marine Creatures workshops held throughout arts week by Inma Chincoa.

Thank you Inma for all your inspiration and creating so much fun for the kids. Big thanks also go out to Margaret Thuillier for her help with the exhibition, Rosita Kingston for her recycled art workshop, Dan Benn for his composting workshop and Lea Miklody for her felt workshop. To all the wonderful artists who participated in our Local Eyes exhibition and to Tara De las Cases, Geraldine Quinn who along with myself Jeannie who contributed their time and energy in a voluntary capacity to putting all the events together for the festival.

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