Want to see some art by real Irish folk, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day? Artists Nicola Lynch Morrin from County Kildare, Republic of Ireland and Jane Lloyd of Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, are featured in the “Art of Color: A New Grasses Exhibit” (the show also includes local artists Susan Gorsen and Denise Mucci Furnish). Gorsen is the reason for this artistic cultural exchange. She started the “GreenGrass/Bluegrass/NewGrass Project” 20 years ago, with local artists traveling to Ireland to show, and Irish artists exhibiting here. The media is as varied as the subject matter, with color tying the art together. Gorsen works in oil pastels, Furnish paints on old quilts, Morrin is a painter/printmaker and Lloyd is a fiber artist. A High Tea and Irish Coffee reception in on Sunday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. The reception is free but reservations are requested.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16–MAY 19Portland Museum
Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Free-$7