An artistic tea in Lisnaskea
Published: Thur, 14 Aug 2014
Taking tea and admiring art was the order of the afternoon as residents of Carrowshee Park and Sylvan Hill unveiled their newly created digital art at the Share Centre, Lisnaskea.
The tea dance and exhibition were the culmination of and celebration for a lot of hard work by the residents who participated in a digital photography course funded through the Housing Executive’s Shared Communities Project.
During the course the group was invited to capture images of what they believe is good in their community. They used these images to put their newly learned digital manipulation skills to good use and as a result the “Communities” exhibition was created.
Kathleen Breen from Carrowshee Park and Sylvan Hill Community Group welcomed the opportunity of the photography course for local residents saying:
“Those fortunate to participate in the course are already looking at their area in a new light and encouraging friends and family to do so too. The exhibition is a terrific way to show off the fabulous 36 photos and highlights what is good in our community and family.
“I’d like to pay tribute to the hard work of those who took the course, our incredibly patient teacher, Patricia Hynds, and the Housing Executive for supporting us.”
Jennifer Hawthorne, our Head of Income Collection and Neighbourhoods, commented:
“Since they joined the Housing Executive’s Shared Communities Programme the residents of Carrowshee Park and Sylvan Hill have demonstrated their been enthusiasm and support of its ideals.
“When they mentioned the desire to do the photography course as a means of bringing the communities together we were delighted to agree. The images are terrific and have highlighted many wonderful aspects of their community and family.”