Life of Brian goes on show at sailor’s home in Limerick

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy NewsLocal NewsLife of Brian goes on show at sailor’s home in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – May 29, 2014 2100 Previous articleISPCC Limerick remembers all the missing childrenNext articleNo room at Limerick kennels for stray dogs Alan Jacques Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Twitter WhatsApp A RETROSPECTIVE exhibition representing 40 years of paintings by renowned Limerick artist Brian MacMahon will open at the Sailor’s Home on O’Curry Street this Friday, May 30.Titled ‘Real Hallucinations’, the exhibit will run until June 20 and offers Limerick audiences a unique opportunity to experience four decades of MacMahon’s work.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Born in 1955, Brian studied at Limerick School of Art from 1973 to 1977, unbeknown to his parents that he had dropped out of school and wasn’t going to study architecture. After moving to Dublin in 1979, the Limerick man quickly developed a reputation as a portrait painter which led to a number of exhibition opportunities and solo shows.Brian moved back to Limerick in 1998. He has a studio in Limerick, lives near the city and takes every opportunity to explore new vistas around the country.His paintings represents colour on a large scale and he mixes light and mood with bold convincing colours in his landscapes, portraits and interiors. Colour predominates his work and the subject emerges from the painting, shocking in its accuracy. The viewer is led to look closely to examine the thick surfaces and the perfect strokes and component elements, and then to step back to absorb the whole painting, its atmosphere and mood.Brian’s retrospective exhibition will take place in ‘the Sailor’s Home’, a beautiful early Victorian building overlooking the Shannon and Limerick Docks. Following decades of fund raising the Sailor’s Home was completed in 1859 for the sum of £960. In recent years, it has fallen into disrepair and has been saved by the Shannon Foynes Port Company who have kindly allowed MacMahon to host his exhibition there.‘Real Hallucinations’ will run at the Sailor’s House on O’Curry Street from May 30 to June 20. Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Printcenter_img TAGSBrian MacMahonMusic LimerickSailor’s Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Linkedin Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Painting pets en plein air – todaylast_img read more

$25M Sousa townhouse in West Village faces foreclosure

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Tags John Philip Sousa and the Sousa House at 80 Washington Place (Getty, Google Maps, iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)The former home of American composer and conductor John Philip Sousa is facing foreclosure.The Galinn Fund, which provided a mortgage to the current owner of the townhouse at 80 West Washington Place, filed a foreclosure notice Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court.In June 2019, Galinn issued a $3 million loan to 80 West Washington Place Holdings, the limited liability company listed as the property’s owner. In the filing, the lender alleges that the owner defaulted on a balloon payment of $2.1 million that was due July 1, 2020.William Rainero, whose family has owned the property since the 1970s, is listed on property records as a managing member for the shell company and is named as a defendant in the filing.ADVERTISEMENTRead more“Leaning” Seaport condo facing foreclosure on $120M loanLawmakers one-up Cuomo with commercial eviction and foreclosure billForeclosures tied to 4 HFZ condo buildings halted, for now foreclosuresWest Village Share via Shortlink Message* “The Galinn Fund has exercised our legal remedies only after many, many months of repeated attempts to foster dialogue with the property owner and in an effort to amicably resolve their default,” David Linn, co-managing partner of the Galinn Fund, told The Real Deal.The $3 million loan is a second mortgage for the home. An additional $13 million mortgage was issued by Emigrant Bank in April 2019.The 8,700-square-foot townhouse, built in 1839, has been on and off the market since for nearly a decade. According to StreetEasy, it’s currently up for sale at $24.9 million, or about 21 percent less than the original 2012 asking price of $31.5 million.“My clients, like many NYC property owners, have been dealing with the devastating effects of the pandemic and the total loss of rent income,” said James Burchetta, a lawyer representing the owner. “We believe that any action by a mortgage company is misguided during this crisis that has so deeply affected everyone in our great city.”The state previously had a moratorium on commercial evictions and foreclosures in place, but the fate of the executive order that had enacted the ban is currently up in the air, and legislation to codify it into law has not yet been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But the measure was put into place to prevent actions such as this one, Burchetta added.Sousa, who composed famous military marches — including “Semper Fidelis,” the official march of the United States Marine Corps., and “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” the National March of the United States — bought the townhouse in 1919.The property has recently been marketed as an event venue for corporate events and private parties, according to the Sausa House website, which notes it has “seven levels of ultimate luxury living featuring five-star amenities and smart technology.”Contact Akiko Matsuda Full Name*last_img read more