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2018 Festival Art Exhibition

Monday, September 17, 2018

Look out for the beautiful and evocative pictures from an illustrated book, Yappo, at the 2018 Festival.  They'll be exhibited in the window of Country Choice, shop and cafe in Nenagh, and at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer. 

Yappo is a poetic picture book by the illustrator Iro Tsavala and the writer Henry Martin.  It is the story of a nameless man who travels the countryside protecting his one belonging: a small plant. On his travels he encounters a milliner, a butcher, a dog, and a mermaid, who each ask him for a leaf from the plant. Using only one word, ‘Yappo,’ the man rejects each request, before continuing on his way. When he arrives at a town, his plant is taken from him, and he is banished—the following day, the plant blossoms.