Leitrim Library in collaboration with Leitrim Sculpture Centre, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and The Glass Society of Ireland are delighted to be hosting the visiting Visual Artist Paula Stokes for a full day symposium of events on Friday November the 5th in Leitrim Sculpture Centre ,Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.
Where you can see Paula create her hand blown glass potato pieces which will then be on display at the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life, followed by artist talks and an exhibition.
For full details and bookings please contact Leitrim Library at email@example.com or on 071 9645582.
Paula Stokes is an Irish artist living in Seattle. Her project 1845: Memento Mori is a famine memorial and glass installation made from 1,845 handblown glass potatoes.
The form of the installation differs in response to specific locations, changing shape and volume depending on light, accessibility, and exposure of each site. Finding context that is anchored in place, and its history, is part of how the work is uniquely created for each location.
At this time, the work is in Ireland as part of a multi venue tour. It includes working with national institutions and famine specific sites, including indoor and exterior heritage sites, and museums.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.