The Forgotten Ireland
The Forgotten Ireland is an exhibition of 40 paintings defining a national identity through art in early twentieth century Ireland.
Opening in The Gallery @ Joseph Skalny Welcome Centre in St John Fisher College, Rochester NY, on March 15th, The Forgotten Ireland features paintings by Power O'Malley, Charles Lamb RHA, Harry Kernoff, Shaun Davey, Blawnin Clancy, Rosemary Chapman, Joyce Chapman, Angela Jordan, Ruth Carver, McLocknan & others.
This remarkable celebration of our national identity through art is the brainchild of Rochester based Ivan Lennon, and includes Blawnin Clancy's delicately worked oil on canvas portrayal of his father George's home as it looked in 1911 on what was then Devonshire Square, Dungarvan. George Lennon was connected to Sean Keating, Power O'Malley, Harry Kernoff and many other renowned artists in early twentieth century Ireland.
Blawnin is the eldest daughter of the late Tom Clancy of The Clancy Brothers and of Joan Clancy who runs Joan Clancy Gallery in Ring, near Dungarvan, in Co Waterford. “I am honoured to be chosen to exhibit with some of the great luminaries of the 20th Century Irish art world” says Blawnin.
A graduate of National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Blawnin features occasionally on Irish TV and exhibits solo and in group shows regularly. Her work is included in civic, corporate and private collections in Ireland and the US.
Special thanks to the Irish American Cultural Institute, Rochester Chapter and IACI Board Member Ivan Lennon for generously supporting this exhibition.
The Forgotten Ireland – Defining a National Identity Through Art in Early 20th Century Ireland
St John Fisher College
The Gallery @ Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Centre
3690 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14618 USA
(585) 899 3720
March 15 – April 30, 2010
Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm