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In Pictures: ‘Fado Faces’ a huge success as the lives of older people celebrated

‘Fado Faces’ took place on Sunday July 18 and it was a huge success.

The exhibition celebrated the lives and stories of older people in Laois through a series of traditional portrait paintings and digital art by a selection of local artists.

Many of the people who were celebrated in the paintings were also present at the exhibition and they were joined by their families to look at their portraits.

The paintings that were displayed at the exhibition were accompanied by a passage from the perspective of the person in the painting.

Each passage showcased the reasons why the life of the person painted was being put on display in the exhibition.

The success of the exhibition at the weekend will help grow ‘Fadó Faces’ to become an annual event with a showcase of twenty or more portraits and stories of older people in Laois.

Photographer Alf Harvey was there to capture some brilliant images.

Check them out below:

Liam Tynan with family and friends and artist Pauline Conroy
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artists Bronagh Conroy, Sorcha Mathews and Kate Deegan
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Laois Arts Officer Muireann Ni Chonaill with artists and helpers
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Sean Ward, Fisherstown and his portrait by Bronagh Conroy
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Iva Wright, Portlaoise enjoys her portrait with Millie by artist Pauline Conroy
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Liam Tynan and his daughter Catherine Tynan Dunne and grandson Calvin Dunne with Pauline Conroy’s painting of Liam
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Kevin McCann with Orla, Kay and Emer Calt
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Mike Rafter (right) with Georgina Lowry, Tony O’Brien, Margaret Stone and Ann Smyth with Mike’s work including a portrait of Ann
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Rebecca Deegan with her work
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Bronagh Conroy and Sean Ward, Fisherstown with his portrait by Bronagh
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Mike Rafter with his work
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Bronagh Conroy with her work
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Iva Wright, Portlaoise and her portrait with Millie with Laois Arts Officer Muireann Ni Chonaill; Teresa Wright, Barbara Connolly, John Connolly and artist Pauline Conroy 
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Sorcha Mathews with her work
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Kate Deegan with her work
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Allen Scully with his work
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Pauline Conroy with her work
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Kevin McCann with his work
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Aishling Hennessy with her work
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Aishling Hennessy with family and friends 
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Artist Antoinette Breen with her work 
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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