The Irish American Heritage Center and Windy City Arts presents:
"A Touch of the Poet"
Chicago visual artists respond to Irish poets
Curated by Laura Coyle
Friday, March 5 to Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, March 5th, 6-9 pm
The Irish American Heritage Center
4627 N Knox, Chicago, IL 60630
Participating visual artists include: Gena Pepich Andreasen, Catherine Crane Bath, Bart Bjorneberg, Sharon Bladholm, Alan Brunettin, Ray Cavanaugh, Laura Coyle, Frank Crowley, Barbara Robertson Domino, Ken Gold, Fletcher Hayes, Tim Hurley, Virginia Hurley, Layne Jackson, Karen Jacobsen, Robert Kameczura, Donna June Katz, Kathy Kelly, Pauline Kochanski, Kim Laurel, James Mesple, BettyAnn Mocek, Megan Murphy, Dennis O’Malley, Laurin D. Notheisen, Mary K. O’Shaughnessy, Joyce Owens, Joel Pace, Corinne D. Peterson, Judy Robins, Tom Robinson, Beth Shadur, Keith J. Taylor, Saren Thorne-Hauser, Loralyn Kumlin Tornheim, George Weissler, Alice McMahon White, Charles Van Guilder and Jill Zylke.
As many as 40 artists have created art based on the work of an Irish writer. Works include paintings, sculptures, mixed media and photography. Keeping with the literary theme, the artists’ artwork have incorporated a verse or passage of the writer they chose.
Featured Irish writers include: William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Jonathan Swift, Darrell Figgis, Seamus Heaney, Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis, Frank O'Hara, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain and Katharine Tynan.
Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm or by appointment. To make an appointment, call Frank Crowley at 773-612-6584.
Exhibition is free and open to the public. A kid-friendly event.