All Blog Posts Tagged 'Visual Arts' (80)

One Knot: 240 Metres of Rope, 2,200 Crossings - 3 Months Work!

Zen and the Art of Knots

Celtic knotwork has fascinated me for over 30 years now. It has always been drawn, painted, etched and carved etc., so I set myself a completely new challenge to tie the longest Celtic knot I could. And to my…


Added by Murray Heasman on November 25, 2013 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments

Remembering JFK: A Community Chat

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at on Friday, November 22, 2013 -- the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

The Wild Geese:  Céad míle fáilte, a chairde! So glad to see…


Added by The Wild Geese on November 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Chatting with Three of the Leading Lights in Contemporary Celtic Art

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at on Monday, November 15, 2013 with three of the "leading lights" in contemporary Celtic Art and fellow Wild…


Added by The Wild Geese on November 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

November 16th: LIVE Community Chat on Celtic Art

Join acclaimed Celtic / Fantasy artists, Jim Fitzpatrick, Courtney Davis, and Hamish Burgess as we get together for a real-time Wild Geese Community Chat on what makes Celtic art Celtic.

The chat will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time.  As always, the…


Added by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

No Passport Needed -- 'Ireland: In Word and Image'

Ireland: In Word and Image

By Jay Ben Adlersberg

Welcome Books, 272 Pages

On Sale Via October 22, 2013

Pre-Order Price: $42.70 (List Price $60.00)

A Review by Catherine Lilbit Devine

There is…


Added by Bit Devine on October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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Sean Egan Art Glass Goes to the White House

In both 2012 and 2013, it was my honour to provide the engraved glass bowl in which the bouquet of shamrock was presented to President Barack Obama by Irish Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.  Here's a radio interview I did earlier…


Added by Sean Egan Art Glass on October 16, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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Sean Egan at Enterprise Week, Waterford

Sean Egan attended the Kick Off Enterprise Week Event in Waterford in November of 2012.  Here, Sean talks about his company -- Sean Egan Art Glass -- his path to success, and what he has learned along the way.

Added by Sean Egan Art Glass on October 11, 2013 at 5:26pm — No Comments

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Introducing Sean Egan Art Glass

About Sean Egan

Sean Egan began his apprenticeship as a cutter with Waterford Crystal in 1974. He qualified and worked as a master cutter for some years. In 1984 , when the opportunity arose in Waterford Crystal to train as an engraver, Sean, who was always good at art, jumped at the chance. Sean started his 5 year…


Added by Sean Egan Art Glass on October 11, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

What's an 'Ubh'?

Sometimes, my husband has these crazy ideas:

"Let’s move to Ireland!” 

“Okaaaaay ...”

“It would be cool to get some chickens!” 


“I bet you could decorate these egg shells somehow.”  

“Umm ... I think I could!”

Sometimes, my husband has really good crazy ideas, and that last one was the…


Added by Kelly O'Rourke on October 5, 2013 at 11:56am — 9 Comments

Analyzing the Claddagh Ring and Gabriel Byrne

Just an emmm update I recently put on my post for my Byrneperfection Blog

So, is that emm how the Claddagh ring works? Hmm....>.> 

<em>Gah! I had it all mixed up and person above me didn't have it exactly right either! Gah!</em>

Totally Single: …


Added by Sarah R on September 20, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Sketches of Spain

There is a link with Spain that is revealing itself. I was looking for a flamenco guitarist for for my Irish/Spanish musical. I scoured the web looking for people and came across a tapas bar that had flamenco guitar. I got an email and sent it off. A week passed and I wondered but decided to let it go. I got an email from an entertainment website where I have a profile because there were jobs matching me. I thought I would contact guitarist needs singer. Said nothing but…


Added by The Last Torch on September 17, 2013 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

'Roses from the Heart' Exhibitions and Events Throughout the Island of Ireland, 2013

Australian artist Christina Henri is visiting Ireland with her cloth bonnet memorial that remembers the lives of the women exiled to Australia as convicts 1788-1853. For many their crime was simply that of poverty. These women and their children are paid tribute in Christina's memorials, 'Roses from the Heart' and ' Cherished Babies'.

You are…


Added by Dr Christina Janette HENRI on September 2, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Singer Promotes WW1 Music of Irish 'Tommies'

(First published 2/2/12) Dubliner Brendan MacQuaile’s book and one-man show, both titled …


Added by The Wild Geese on June 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Edmund Sullivan, Popular Painter of Irish Landscapes, Dies at 72

Landscape artist Edmund Sullivan, whose work since 1976 focused on Ireland, died Friday after a lengthy illness. He was buried Saturday in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York, after a funeral mass at Church of the Annunciation, in nearby…


Added by Gerry Regan on June 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

A Chat With Photog and Musician Christy McNamara

A native of Crusheen, County Clare, Christy McNamara has spent a lifetime telling stories of the people of rural Ireland through his photography and his music. He is a true insider, having grown up in a household filled with traditional Irish…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 21, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Come With Us to Cúirt

Established in 1985 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launched its 2013 programme on the 23rd of April.  This annual festival based in Galway continues to…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Capturing 'Every Bit of the Old Country'

At the encouragement of some fellow members of, I'd like to introduce myself to everyone here with whom I have not had the privilege of interacting (yet).  I've recently made the decision to combine two of my most ardent passions -- Irishness and photography -- into a new business venture.  That business is called Irish Homeland Photography.   I'm thrilled to be one of the very first…


Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 4, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Blessings of Easter to The Wild Geese ... Worldwide

Illustration by Maryann Tracy

Beannachtaí Na Cásca Ort!

Happy Easter!

From Your Friends at The (New) Wild Geese…

Added by The Wild Geese on March 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Painting 'Mother Ireland': Part 1 -- Learning To 'Be Still'

American artist Edmund Sullivan tells how Ireland came to dominate his work

By Edmund Sullivan

Special to


Life's decisions have a way of testing one's beliefs. My…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

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