Irish surf legend and local artist Barry Britton’s exhibition of new works open this Thursday, July 28 at 8pm at the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon. Actor and musician Adrian Dunbar, who recently starred as Brendan Behan on the stage in Belfast, will open the exhibition with trad music by local musician and Kila stalwart Senan Brennan and friends.
Barry is an accomplished pen and ink artist, sandetcher of glass, architect and interior designer. He is perhaps best known for his artwork for the Ballyshannon Folk Festival posters for over 30 years, a selection of which will be showcased alongside the exhibit (For more info see: www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com). His exhibition will feature new works showcasing Barry’s unique style, keen eye for detail and appreciation for the local environment and Ireland’s wild mystique and heritage.
All are welcome to the opening night and wine reception this Thursday. The exhibition will run for three days only - Friday, Saturday and Sunday this Bank Holiday weekend. Barry himself will be in attendance and will be glad to meet anyone and discuss his art. This is also a good chance to pick up some old Ballyshannon folk festival posters you may not already have.