Participating in the high school students outing, once again reinforced the importance of Ballinglen Arts Foundation for County Mayo and Ireland. For over 25 years, The Foundation has been bringing artists to the rural landscape of Ireland. The two buildings on the left (see below) houses studios, library, gallery, large print room, kitchen, dining and administration offices. And behind these two buildings is a large workshop shed. And - as you can see - a new museum building is under construction on the right. It is a most exciting time for the Foundation and the community. It will give Ballinglen to opportunity to install over 700 works from all the Fellows of the Foundation.

And with all the contacts made over the years, they have a long list of friends - curators, artists, museum directors, etc - standing by their side to help. I am very proud to be a Fellow.