Richard Newman


Front display table at Fairweather’s  featuring calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and ‘Irish Vista’, oil on linen,  by Michael Muldoon.

Please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com  …artists tab/  Penelope Culbertson/  Michael Muldoon for more information about the artists.

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Grace Note:

To Fairweather  artists, guests and cultural art patrons:

“Thank you for the sharing of your time at the opening reception of Irish Lands on March 4th, 2017.  The exhibition, which continues through March 28th,  all about the telling of Irish people who dance to the tune of their own muse and in doing so offer prose and art that reaches back to the beginning of time.” –Denise Fairweather

And, too, just in from Celtic jewelry designer Mary Hurst.

Braided Welsh pewter and amethyst quartz necklace.

 

For more info about the Mary Hurst please go to https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/tis-celtic-jewelry-by-mary-hurst-…

’tis Celtic jewelry by Mary Ryan Hurst for IRISH LANDS, an exhibition …Feb. 26, 2017

Pearls, sterling and crystal by Mary Hurst Ryan, Celtic jewelry designer. “I enjoy the blog and see how busy and involved you are in the art …

For more images  from the March 4th events in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

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Celtic High Cross by Michael Muldoon. Original oil.

Legend says that the first Celtic cross was formed by St Patrick while bringing Christianity to the Druids. The Druids used to worship a large circular stone. St Patrick, on seeing the significance of this stone, drew a large cross through the middle of it in order to bless it. From this act, the two cultures combined to form the Celtic cross. The cross represents Christianity and the circle is the Celtic representation of eternity, no beginning and no end.

Micheal Muldoon paints LIVE.

Michael Muldoon, artist,  offered a Painting Seaside LIVE ™ episode during the opening of IRISH LANDS, an exhibition, on March 6th.

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Trinity Cathedral, location of the Books of Kells, Dublin, Ireland by Richard Newman, photographer.

Q: What is the significance of the Books of Kells, you ask?

A: One of the experts on the manuscript Bernard Meehan writes “In Ireland it symbolizes the power of learning and the spirit of artistic imagination.” The scale and ambition of The Book of Kells is incredible. Written on vellum, practically all of the 680 pages are decorated in some way or another. On some pages every corner is filled with the most detailed and beautiful Celtic designs. The Book is the most famous manuscript in the Library of Trinity College Dublin where it is permanently on display. The Book of Kells is kept in a gallery with only two pages displayed at a time, although they are turned after some period.

https://www.tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kells/
http://www.special-ireland.com/the-book-of-kells/

 

And, too, for IRISH LANDS, an Irish  family heirloom from the 1800’s will be displayed throughout the month of March  at Fairweather’s



Irish Lands hostesses: Kathy B., Kay K., Denise F., Joan S., and Shirley Y. posing with the spinning wheel display at Fairweather’s.

Kate Hegarty came to America  from Ireland with a spinning wheel crafted in the 1800’s  during the Great Irish Potato Famine.

 

After flourishing for more than 600 years, the Weaver’s  (Spinning) Guild collapsed during the famine years (1846-1853). The Great Potato Famine of the mid-19th century is the most defining event in modern Irish history. The Famine or the Great Hunger was a period of mass starvation and emigration in Ireland between 1846 and 1853.  More than more than 5 million adults and children left Ireland to seek refuge, more than 60% did not survive the journey to America and beyond.  

 

Q: Who was Kate Hegarty, you ask?

 

A: Kate Hegarty, traveled a 16-year-old from County Limerick, Ireland to America in the mid 1800’s. She was the only member selected from a family lottery to safely leave during the Great Potato Famine in Ireland. She brought with her a family heirloom, a spinning wheel, crafted in the 1800’s and had hopes to earn a living in the textile trade. Instead, the young immigrant found work as a maid in Boston, saved her money to travel to the Washington Territory.  She worked as a mother’s helper and brought her treasured spinning wheel. She married a pioneer, Michael Curtin in 1854.  He had come to America from County Cork, Ireland traveling in a ship “around the Horn”.  He earned  money in the gold mines of San Francisco, and later Curtin settled in the Washington Territory. 

 

Curtin is the first pioneer family listed in the Clark County Historical Register, Washington Territory. The Curtin land claim is signed by Ulysses S. Grant, who served as quartermaster at Fort Vancouver from 1852 to 1853. 

Tradition gifts the spinning wheel to the eldest daughter of each generation. Denise Fairweather, founder of Fairweather House and Gallery, has  received the treasured family heirloom.

More info go to: http://www.globalgenealogy.com/countries/ireland/resources/

 

More info: The Famine Ships: Irish Exodus to America, 1846-51 – Edward Laxton, author.

 

To learn more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com and view the about, blog and artists tabs.r

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 “Irish Vista”  oil by Michael Muldoon.

 Irish form.

 Irish color.  

Appreciate the canvas and the way certain blended paint on a flat surface can create a unique beauty.

Seven original oil paintings depicting Ireland exhibiting through March.

“I am an interpretive oil painter. I love color so I strive to use it to represent the many dimensions of shadow, light and shapes. Painting with both a brush and a knife, I’ll try to create a canvas covered in bold, yet thoughtful color and texture.

My artistic journey followed a few years of teaching, coaching, time at West Point’s Military Academy, and then 30 years in sales and marketing with a major car company. I loved my job, but I love retirement even more, especially the time it gives me with family, friends, travel, and of course oil painting.

My art is an interpretation. At my age, as a proud grandpa, retired from a career which carried our family across the country a few times, as well as travels throughout Europe, I have appreciated, collected, and studied other artists and the way they interpret what they see. Especially, the works of Wallis, Berberian, Falke, and the amazing color they’ve found in the shadows! The way I paint, is the way I see it!”–Michael Muldoon.

 

Photographer Richard Newman’s offers photographs on metal for the IRISH LANDS exhibit.

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Kinsdale Door by Richard Newman.

Photography is not a job for me, it is a passion for capturing memories.

 

“I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now live in Beaverton and Gearhart, Oregon. As a kid growing up, I always loved the photographs in Life magazine. These pictures reached out from all parts of the world and showed both the beauty in landscapes as well as the reality of life.  

In high school and college I was a photographer for my newspaper and yearbook. In my senior year of high school I was the Assistant Photographer for the City of Cleveland and learned the fine art of photography and darkroom applications. 

I especially like to take pictures of landscapes, nature, sports and historical objects. I am fascinated in the various textures that nature has provided, allowing me to bring these objects to print.    

I have traveled to Europe 9 times and visited 29 countries which has given me the settings for some of my best photographs.  

Recently my photographs of the Bridge of Sighs and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in black and white were sold to ABC television and used on the Criminal Minds TV show.”

 

 

For more info go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com artists/Michael Muldoon