A letter of thanks,
To all at the Augustinians on behalf of the Half Way Art House I wanted to extend my sincere thanks for your support and facilitating our 7th Art Exhibition in the five years we have been working in Limerick City. Your support has been a cornerstone of the success and continuation of our mission, which is to allow the vulnerable, the forgotten members of our community who avail of homeless supports within the city, find their creativity and express their story through art.
The opening of our exhibition on Monday night was a wonderful success, with support from all different groups and communities including the artist who showcased their artwork. Fr. Iggy O’Donovan from the community who officially opened our exhibition spoke so elegantly on the importance of welcoming creative projects like Half Way Art House. Fr Iggy stated that “art threatens no one” and highlighted the importance and role art has for one to express themselves and how it can bring people together. He commended the artists on the night for sharing their creative journey and after sharing the famous Michelangelo’s story he believed that the very act of creating art can be a form of prayer.
I’m delighted that once again Half Way Art House was able to work alongside the Augustinian Community to not only just host an art exhibition but advocate on behalf of the artists and promote the importance of inspiring creativity in those whom society can forget about. We all need some hope, and through art it can be found in the brush stroke of paint, or the vibrant colour of chalk pastel; art can bring that light of hope back into one’s life.
Many thanks for your ongoing support,
Director of Half Way Art House