Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Samhain/Day of the Dead: Ofrendas '09
Artists are invited to create an ofrenda (offering) in the style of the Mexican Day of the Dead. Ofrendas will be dedicated to a favorite Irish author, visual artist or musician. Work will be exhibited in the IAHC Gallery and on-line virtual gallery.

This exhibit is part of iBAM!-Irish Books Arts and Music Festival, a three day event featuring Irish authors, artists and musicians showing their work and performing at the Irish American Heritage Center.

Exhibit dates: Artists' reception Friday Oct. 23, Saturdays and Sundays to Nov. 15, '09
iBAM! Dates: Friday Oct. 30, Saturday Oct 31 (Hollowe'en party too!) and Sunday Nov. 1

Intent to participate--reply by Saturday, Sept. 12
Include name, e-mail address, telephone #, ofrenda subject, title,
Size of ofrenda limited to 5 linear feet.
Artists can create their own ofrenda or collaborate with others.

Reply or more info:
Frank Crowley

Irish American Heritage Center Gallery
4626 N. Knox
Chicago, Ill


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