‘Art of Color: A New Grasses Exhibit’

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 19

Portland Museum
Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Free-$7
2308 Portland Ave.
http://goportland.org

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‘Art of Color: A New Grasses Exhibit’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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