©2019 by Straight Out of Ireland.

About Event

Friday, November 15th - Sunday, November 17th
Sacred Heart Academy
480 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA

Straight Out of Ireland looks to showcase the incredible work of 24 Irish artists and 10 American artists inspired by contemporary Ireland. All the work displayed highlights the stylish, modern aesthetic while embracing the soul of this amazing country. The beneficiary of the event is the Irish Immigration Center of Greater Philadelphia. 

Our host venue, Sacred Heart Academy, has opened its beautiful mansion to the exhibit and serves as the perfect backdrop to display the work, meet artists, offer small group chats with the artists and other Irish talent, and serve some delicious refreshments for visitors. The event kicks off with a VIP reception on Friday evening followed by two public open days.

Friday, November 15th

6:00 pm - VIP Reception “Stand Out from the Crowd”

We invite you to "Stand Out From the Crowd" on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6 pm. Join us for a preview of the artists work before the exhibit to the public. The evening includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, music, meet and greets with the artists and other dignitaries.

Saturday, November 16th

9:30 am - 4:00 pm: Exhibit

PANEL DISCUSSIONS & ENTERTAINMENT

10:00 am - Panel Discussion: WearingIrish Salon Fashion (by Margaret Molloy)  

11:30 am - Panel Discussion: WearingIrish Salon Accessories (by Margaret Molloy)

1:00 pm - Artists Panel Discussion

2:30 pm - Artists Panel Discussion

Sunday, November 17th
Family Day

9:30 - 4:00: Exhibit

PANEL DISCUSSIONS & ENTERTAINMENT

10:00 am – Children’s Puppet Show (By Carmel Balfe and Tom Meskall)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm – Make Your Own Selection Boxes 

10:30 am - 12:45 pm – Children’s Puppet Show (By Carmel Balfe and Tom Meskall)

Time TBD – Gaelic Football and Hurling Clinic with GAA Philadelphia (TBD)

11:30 am – Artist's Panel Discussion

12:00 pm – Irish Dancing Clinic (by McDade-CaraIrish Dancers)

1:00 pm – Children’s Puppet Show (By Carmel Balfe and Tom Meskall)

2:30 pm – Changing Images of Romantic Ireland (by Joseph Lennon, Chair of Villanova University’s Irish Studies Program)  

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