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.
Celtic Art Class
The IAHC School of Celtic Art offers beginner and intermediate traditional Celtic Art classes for teens and adults covering introduction techniques for knot work, interlacing and color theory. Students can complete a project of their choice in a supportive, creative atmosphere.
The Fall 2017 semester runs from October 10 through November 28 on Tuesday nights from 7pm to 9pm. Tuition is $110 for IAHC members and $120 for non-members. To register, call instructor Frank Crowley at 773-612-6584.