The beautiful IAHC Art Gallery, located on our Second Floor Arts Wing, hosts as many as 10 exhibits per year. Artists from all over the world exhibit their paintings, photography and sculpture in shows that feature Irish themes.
Our curators carefully selects artists whose work is representative of the diverse Irish culture. The Gallery has hosted the work of Belfast muralists, Mark Ervine and Marty Lyons, who painted live peace murals at our iBAM! Irish Books, Art and Music Celebration. At the very first iBAM! in in 2009, the Gallery hosted the Bogside Artists, who also painted live in the Gallery. Other noted artists have included Maura O’Rourke, Michael Carroll, Laura Coyle and the Bogside Artists, Alice McMahon and Cindy Matyi and Barry “Jazz” Finnegan; another iBAM! artist.
The IAHC Art Gallery presents For the Love of Art, a student show featuring the art of students at Ida Crown Jewish Academy and Holy Trinity High School.
Gallery hours are:
April 28 from 1pm-3pm, Sunday, April 29 from 1pm-3pm, Saturday, May 5 from 1pm-3pm and Sunday, May 6 from 3pm to 5pm, with a closing reception.
For more than twenty five years Chicago Celtic artist Michael Carroll has created brand new illuminated pages in
the style of the Book of Kells. Seeking to pass on the long-lost secrets of the monks, Carroll will teach a Celtic art class, Knotwork By Hand and Eye, this spring at the IAHC.
Knotwork By Hand and Eye is open to beginners and continuing students; no prerequisites or art experience is necessary. Students willstudy the easy grid method of Celtic knots and patterns, creating borders and freehand knotwork.
The class is April 21 through June 2 on Saturdays from Noon to 3pm. Tuition is $130 for IAHC members and $150 for non-members.For more information, call the Center office at 773-282-7035, ext 10