Daniel O’Donnell is enjoying brand new experiences in the much-anticipated new series of Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip, starting tonight on RTE One. Shots of Baileys for breakfast, spin classes and steamy pottery sessions are just some of the hilarious activities the Donegal couple will be getting up to in their Irish travel series.Daniel is a changed man!Daniel and Majella’s B & B Road Trip starts Tuesday at 8.30pm 🚗 pic.twitter.com/wc3Fm27vjv— RTE One (@RTEOne) May 14, 2018 Daniel and Majella are off on a road trip like no other tonight. Cameras follow the husband and wife as they negotiate the winding roads of Ireland and experience the hidden treasures that only locals know best.The fun part is that the pair have no idea where they are headed, having handed the B&B owners complete control of their journey.In episode one, we’ll see Daniel and Majella spending a night in the Tom Watson Suite at the 19th Lodge in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.Following in the footsteps of golfing legends, the pair battle the elements on Ballybunion’s Old Course. Stop 2 is Rossbeigh Beach House, where host and fitness fanatic Brenda Cahill’s daily workout leaves them both in a spin!Viewers can follow the couple as they hit the road again this Tuesday 15th May, 8.30pm on RTÉ One.WATCH: Daniel ‘goes astray’ on his new B&B Road Trip was last modified: May 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:B&B Road Tripdaniel and majelladaniel o’donnellMajella O’Donnell
Alaska was well-represented among recipients of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation’s grant awards for painters and sculptors.Listen nowThere are only 25 winners from around the country, and two of them are Alaskans: Anchorage residents Sonya Kelliher-Combs and Drew Michael.The grantees receive $25,000 each, along with some well-deserved recognition.Kelliher-Combs said she was eating breakfast with her aunt and uncle when she got the call telling her she’d won.“Complete shock. You know, all I could say was, ‘Thank you, thank you, thank you,’” Kelliher-Combs said. “It was a very exciting moment.”Exciting, Kelliher-Combs said, because she knows how competitive the grants are. But because the foundation had other calls to make and press releases write, they asked her not to tell anyone.“I was smiling all day that day, and I couldn’t tell anybody!” Kellier-Combs said. “It’s hard when you find out some good news.”Kelliher-Combs’ work — just to mention a couple pieces — includes evocative, colorful paintings, as well as sculptures of walrus stomach and porcupine quills, a combination of her Inupiaq and Athabascan heritage.In general, Kelliher-Combs said her art features themes of place, community and identity, specifically, the ongoing struggle to define oneself and discover identity.“Tied into all of that is issues of Alaska, colonization, also our relationship to the land, conflict of western and indigenous culture,” Kelliher-Combs said. “Things like that.”The foundation’s nomination process is confidential, so Michael and Kelliher-Combs do not know who submitted their names.The foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Grant Program began funding “under-recognized” artists, as they put it, in 1994. Since then, only one other artist living and working in Alaska has won a grant, though there have been other Alaska Native awardees living elsewhere.Michael said he was also surprised and honored to get the phone call.“They did happen to choose two people from Alaska, and, yeah, my eyebrows rose, for sure. Kinda cool!” Michael said.Michael said he’s thrilled about the money but that the spotlight on his artwork, the continuing support and the connection to other artists is maybe more important for him.Michael’s art is rooted in his culture, both Yupik and Inupiaq, he said, and he has evolved from carving masks to sculpting.“Oftentimes, I’m looking through the lens of finding healing or balance, thinking about how we carry energy in our body and how we connect to the world around us, whether it be in relationships with people or maybe animals in the world around us, and the spirit world, the places that are unseen,” Michael said.Michael said the funding will help him branch out into using new materials, like glass and metal, and, perhaps, take his art to new places where it, toom has so far been unseen.