Salon Éire: 16 Letters
At the Irish Repertory Theatre
132 West 22nd Street, New York 10011
May 25th, 6.15pm
The exhibition of Lifescape collages entitled "16 Letters" is based on letters written during the momentous events prior to, during and after the Easter Rising and The First World War, between November 1915 and October 1916.
The letters sent to, from and within Ireland give a sense of profound context to the extraordinary and ordinary historical events of this time.
The Lifescapes portray the personal and subjective written testimonies of the writers, within the wider context of contemporary events of this pivotal period in Irish history and transform the ordinary everyday banalities of life into multi-layered, evocative images.
The exhibition runs from May 25 to June 25 2016.
May 2016's program presents a multi-disciplinary body of work by artists in several venues across New York City:
Kim Haughton : Photography
*Conor Linehan : Piano Recital
Clare O'Malley : Mezzo Soprano
Geraldine O'Sullivan : Artist/Exhibition "16 Letters"
Professor Clair Wills : Poetry Salon Host
Sinead Morrissey: Poet
Nick Laird : Poet
Iarla Ó Lionard : Singer
*Danielle Mc Laughlin: Author
*Liz Nugent : Author
Richard E. Nash : Literary Salon Host
Produced by Alison McKenna in association with the New York Public Library at Lincoln Centre, the Irish Consulate, the Irish Repertory Theatre Company and the Irish American Historical Society.