‘The Spirit of Ireland – Storytelling in Stone’ presentation with Alexandra Morosco on March 20

Posted in Community News, Visual Art

March 16, 2016

Rob Schouten Gallery presents “The Spirit of Ireland – Storytelling in Stone” with Alexandra Morosco from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.

The afternoon will celebrate Irish culture through the eye of sculptor Alexandra Morosco. You’ll hear Morosco speak about the process and inspiration behind the sculpture currently on display.

“Ireland— especially the West Country—speaks to me in profound ways,” Morosco said. “Since young adulthood I’ve experienced a palatable longing for the beautiful and fierce land and the people it holds—a people who contain the same fierceness and endurance of the landscape, balanced by an inherently gentle countenance.” The short film, “The Story of An Chloch” will also be shown at this event. “An Chloch” means, “The Stone” and documents Alexandra’s experience collaborating with locals on a memorial for fishermen lost at sea in Inis Oirr, County Galway, Ireland.

Joni Takanikos, Whidbey poet and singer, will also share an Irish tune or two as part of the festivities. Light refreshments will be served.

Rob Schouten Gallery is currently showing Alexandra’s sculpture “Evoking Ireland,” running through March 28.  Works include sculptures in stone and bronze, presented along with photographs of Ireland.

Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at 765 Wonn Road, #C-103 at the historic Greenbank Farm. The Gallery’s winter hours are weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays by appointment only.

For further information, call 360-222-3070 or email info@robschoutengallery.com.

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