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

Women of Troy welcome another top-10 opponent

first_imgWith a dominant win last Friday at Oregon, the No. 12 USC women’s tennis team now returns home, ready for its rematch with the No. 9 Baylor Bears today.The Women of Troy (8-4) have played high-quality opponents all season, and today’s dual meet will be no different. This is the fifth time in nearly three weeks that the Women of Troy will face a top-10 team.Rematch · Junior Maria Sanchez and junior Lyndsay Kinstler were unable to top Baylor earlier this season, falling 8-4 in their match. – Geo Tu | Daily TrojanThe last time USC took on Baylor (9-2) was in February at the ITA National Team Indoor championships in Wisconsin, where USC fell to the Bears 5-2, but the Women of Troy will get to challenge the Bears at home again in this match.When they competed against each other last month, the Women of Troy’s nationally ranked No. 3 singles player, junior Maria Sanchez, lost her only dual singles match of the season to Baylor’s No. 8 Lenka Broosova 2-6, 6-4, 6-1. Sanchez currently boasts a 10-1 singles record and hopes to defeat Broosova to avenge her only loss.“The team morale is really good heading into this week. We’re all fired up to play Baylor again,” Sanchez said.Meanwhile, Baylor is coming into the match having just beat Texas Tech 6-1 and Iowa State 7-0 last week. In addition to Broosova, Baylor has four other nationally ranked singles players: No. 41 Nina Secerbegovic, No. 53 Csilla Borsanyi, No. 82 Jelena Stanivuk and No. 98 Taylor Ormond.Last time the two teams met, No. 21 sophomore Alison Ramos of USC was able to take down Borsanyi 7-5, 7-6, but Secerbegovic and Ormond posted wins over USC’s freshmen No. 22 Danielle Lao and No. 91 Valeria Pulido, 6-3, 6-3 and 6-4, 6-2, respectively.In doubles, Baylor’s Broosova and Borsanyi team up as the No. 11 duo. They took down USC’s Sanchez and senior Lyndsay Kinstler 8-4 in the teams’ last meeting.USC is 0-2 all-time against Baylor, falling 4-3 to the Bears in 2006 at Marks Stadium.USC’s lineup for the match has not yet been determined. The match will start at 1:30 p.m. at Marks Stadium.last_img read more