ARTIST MANUEL 'MANOLO' MENDEZ - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
On Friday, November 9th, the Sligo Spanish Society welcomes Manuel ´Manolo´ Mendez, an artist, musician and graphic designer based in Barcelona who is in love with Irish music, culture and landscapes. The event begins at 8pm in the Yeats Building, Sligo.
Originally from the city of Linares in the Andalusian province of Jaén, Spain, Manuel was born in 1953 and has spent a lifetime drawing, studying and teaching art, playing music of many different genres and designing for merchandise. Working primarily with oil on canvas, he has exhibited his work in Barcelona and elsewhere in Catalunya approximately every second year since 1995.
His work is inspired by landscapes and streetscapes from both Ireland and Spain, in which he displays a keen understanding of how to capture light, shade, water and reflections.
He is delighted to be making his Irish exhibition ´debut´ in Sligo as part of the 9 Walls Exhibition in the Hyde Bridge Gallery and also to be afforded the opportunity to present his work and life story to the Sligo Spanish Society. The evening will include music, song and a snapshot of Manuel´s artwork and designs. Admission is €7 (€5 concession) and includes wine and tapas.