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Irish Art in Practice: Demands of Hope
March 31, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
The Irish American Heritage Center, in partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland, Midwest, presents Irish Art in Practice. Join Jennifer Keating, Ph.D. as she brings us through the world of Irish arts and artists, and the living applications and impressions it makes on the world around us. Jennifer Keating is a Senior Lecturer and the Writing in the Disciplines Specialist in the William S. Dietrich II Institute for Writing Excellence. Most recently, she served as Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives in the Dietrich College for Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. She brings an educator’s perspective to this fascinating series.
Demands of Hope, March 31st, 7:00pm CST
In spring 2020, in the throes of the Covid-19 lockdown, Rita Duffy completed a residency at Trinity College confined like much of the world. She began sketching flowers akin to those she saw emerging in Dublin, as well as highly detailed anatomic drawings of human organs, exploring the strength and fragility of our systems in the face of a threatening pathogen. In Demands of Hope we will screen Duffy’s original animation, Anatomy of Hope. We will also view key works by Ursula Burke like The Politicians, as we explore the duality of hope: its yearning for something bright, the preservation of what we treasure or the introduction of something new and our deep fears that such optimism may not manifest.