Open Circle Community Arts celebrated International Womans Day on 8th March 2018 with an Open House for the women of Kilkenny to drop in and meet other women at the Open Circle House in the city, for a creative morning of art activity, chat and refreshments.
We had a lovely group of women in for the morning, past and present members and some new faces. Following our papercutting workshops at the end of 2017 with Paul Bokslag we used the skills to make some small papercut work and turned them into cards.
Yvonne Craddock one of the current members of Open Circle then facilitated a Tai Chi & Qi Gong lunch time session at McDonagh Junction. It was a lovely introduction to this form of exercise /relaxation.
The celebrations continued in the afternoon with many past and present members of Open Circle meeting in the National Craft Gallery for a Crafternoon Tea session that included tote bag printing with Print Block Studio, and an opportunity to view the two wonderful jewellery exhibitions Rudolf Heltzel and Bounded + Unlimited.