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A Touch of the Poet

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A Touch of the Poet, 2010 © ©2010 Laura Coyle
A Touch of the Poet
Curated by: Laura Coyle

4626 N. Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
March 5th, 2010 - April 3rd, 2010
Opening: March 5th, 2010 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://irish-american.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
frank@windycityarts.org
PHONE:  
(773) 282-7035
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, conceptual, realism, surrealism, figurative, sculpture
COST:  
Free admission, free parking

DESCRIPTION

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

Opening Reception:
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.