Limerick Picasso is no fan of castle murals

first_img TAGSCharlie McLeanfeaturedKing John’s CastlemuralMusic LimerickPicassoSmug WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsLimerick Picasso is no fan of castle muralsBy Guest Writer – August 1, 2013 2652 Email Linkedin Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick No vaccines in Limerick yet King John’s Castle Limerick reopens with new medieval themed outdoor games center_img Facebook Previous articleAoife McLoughlin joins ProtobabyNext articleSearch is on for the students of 1962 Guest Writer Mural‘ART, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder’That adage certainly holds true in the case of murals painted near King John’s Castle last week that have caused a conflict of opinion amongst locals.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The murals, commissioned by Limerick City Council, as part of the ‘Make a Move’ festival have been described as ‘totally inappropriate’ by Convent Street resident Charlie McLean (74). “There like something out of a horror comic. The location next to the medieval castle is out-of-place. They wouldn’t put something like that near Buntratty.“If these murals are modern art, then I’m Picasso,” said Mr McLean who has lived in the area all his life.However, Limerick City Councillor and Thomondgate resident Tom Shortt said the murals transform a rough wall on a derelict site into contemporary urban art.“The murals are painted to a high standard. They can be painted over by other artists in years to come and are not permanent, unlike some of the embarrassingly poor quality bronze public sculptures we are stuck with erected in the city in recent years.“I believe that the murals create an appropriate backdrop for City of Culture 2014. This kind of art is an ever-increasing trend and part of an urban landscape,” he said.The murals were painted by Australian born, Glasgow based artist, Smug, who is regarded as one of the most accomplished street artists in the world.Meanwhile, Limerick Arts Office has announced details of the country’s first subsidised living space scheme for artists. An open call has been made to recognised cultural practitioners, including contemporary visual artists, performers, musicians and writers, to apply for the use of six newly-refurbished residential apartments at John’s Square.The Square reopened to the public earlier this year following a €1.5 million redevelopment by Limerick City Council and, according to the local authority, it can now be considered Limerick’s Living Cultural Quarter.For more information see  Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisementlast_img read more

Odessa American staff members win Texas APME awards

first_img Facebook Local News Odessa American staff members win Texas APME awards 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School By admin – April 15, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeVirgin Coco MojitoHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Publisher Pat Canty and editor Laura Dennis, second place in editorial writing.Will Holford’s contributed columns, first place in comment and criticism.Corey Paul, second place in deadline writing.Corey Paul, second place in business reporting.Justin Lee, second place in sports feature writing.A complete list of recognized entries from across the state can be found at entriesThe Odessa American’s entries recognized by the Texas APME in the state’s Class 2A include:First place, Freedom of Information category: Report confirming harassment ignored in Long case, by Corey PaulFirst place, Star Investigative Report of the Year category: Corey Paul’s coverage including Hamilton berates OPD cops; OPD finds Hamilton stop proper; Who is Malcolm Hamilton?; Councilman’s abuses mountSecond place, Editorial Writing category, with entries by publisher Pat Canty and editor Laura Dennis including Facts are facts and can’t be manipulated; Midland takes Weir, Odessa takes kick to the rear; Watch and learn, Odessa; City Council insulted all OdessansSecond place, Deadline Writing category: City Council fires City Manager Richard Morton, by Corey PaulSecond place, Business Reporting category: Sand mining surges ‘like a gold rush’, by Corey PaulSecond place, Sports Feature category: ANOTHER SHOT: On-court, off-court, UTPB’s Johnnie Lacy making most of last-chance opportunity, by Justin Lee OA logo 2 wide OC employee of the year always learning 1 of 2 CORPUS CHRISTI The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors met in Corpus Christi over the weekend and awarded the state’s top journalism awards.Odessa American reporter Corey Paul won first place in the state’s Class 2A in the Star Investigative Report of the Year category, and won first place in the class’s Freedom of Information category, among other recognitions. Paul’s investigative award was for reporting on City Councilman Malcolm Hamilton and the FOI was for reporting on city attorney Larry Long’s harassment of an employee.The Odessa American placed second in the Newspaper of the Year category in its class, while also taking second in the Online Newspaper of the Year contest in the class.In addition, OA staffers won several other awards, including: Corey Paul Home Local News Odessa American staff members win Texas APME awards ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: Apr. 5 – Apr. 11Next articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes facing playoff elimination admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more