Posts Tagged ‘Irish Artist’

Music Roundup

Sinéad O’Connor Calls it Quits. ℘℘℘ It’s not over until the bald lady sings, and in this case Ireland’s brilliant vocalist Sinéad O’Connor is not retiring from the limelight quietly. As her swan song, she is releasing her final record She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under theRead more..

Robert Ballagh :
The Land and The Irish

In his latest work, Irish artist Robert Ballagh explores the relationship between the Irish and the land. ℘℘℘ March 10, 2002, New York: Looking remarkably fresh after a long plane fide from Dublin, artist Robert Ballagh took time to show me around the recent exhibition of his new paintings that were displayed so beautifully atRead more..

Sister Artists

Those who love art and are visiting the South of Ireland might consider stopping in at a new gallery that has opened in Mullinahorna Ring, Co. Waterford. The gallery is owned by Joan Clancy and the first Exhibition “Spring Sky” featured works by her daughters, Blawnin Clancy and Rayleen Clancy who have been gaining fineRead more..

Artist With a Twist

Prionsias World is the internet home of the Irish-born artist Frank Maguire (Prionsias is Gaelic for francis) where one can purchase the artist’s prints, calendars, cards and postcards. The subject matter features scenes from Tralee, Dingle and, as he says himself, “all the locales within old man cycling distance.” ♦

Breaking The Barrier

Elizabeth Frances Martin talks to artist Elizabeth O’Reilly. ℘℘℘ “At first, it was hard for me to paint back in Ireland. Once you have left a place, it can be painful to return. It took me many years to break that barrier.” Growing up as the second youngest of nine children, Irish-born artist Elizabeth O’ReillyRead more..

Portraits by the Artist

With the tragedy of September 11 there were smaller cultural casualties too. Set to launch the dynamic mixed media works in a show entitled “re:Sources/in:Sights” at Axel-Rabin gallery on September 12, artist James Kieran McGonnell was unable to open. Fortunately, none of the paintings in the downtown Gallery were damaged, and the Cork-born artist, whoRead more..

Into the Mystic

That one?!” Noreen Walshe responded to a fan at the Irish Arts Center in New York who told her that one of the paintings the Meath artist chose to display was a personal favorite. “You like that one?” Her eyes opened wide in question, then she cast them down to her feet, a blush bloomingRead more..

A Call to Remember

The Irish Memorial in Philadelphia is one of many Famine memorials springing up across the United States. But how does one show that the one million dead were once living, breathing, loving, laughing humans? And how does one move from the tragedy to the promise of new life that America offered? Sculptor Glenna Goodacre isRead more..

Sotheby’s Irish Art Auction

Sotheby’s was hoping that art lovers wanting to brighten their walls might also want to give their bank accounts a spring cleaning when works of the 7th Irish Sale were viewed in New York, Boston, Belfast and Dublin. The show featured paintings by some of Ireland’s most estimated artists including pickpocket in a Dublin pubRead more..

A Feast for the Eyes

Patrons of New York watering holes such as Clancy’s, Rory Dolan’s and Barney Mac’s are seeing amazing things on the walls, and no, they haven’t had one too many. They’re gazing at the murals of artist Paul Joyce who recently exhibited in Houston. Joyce currently works as assistant studio manager for renowned contemporary artist JeffRead more..