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Brian Kennedy

Sponsored by

Irish Cultural Society

of San Antonio Texas

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Brian Kennedy
Visual Arts in Ireland
6 PM, Saturday, April 24, 2004
The Visual Arts & Technology Center
San Antonio College
950 Lewis at Dewey (Off San Pedro)

Spring 2004 IRISH PERCEPTIONS

VISUAL ARTS IN IRELAND

by
BRIAN KENNEDY

San Antonio will be one of ten cities across the United States in which the internationally recognized Irish artist Brian Kennedy will speak during the spring 2004 Irish Perceptions Tour. Presented by the Irish American Cultural Institute, New Jersey, the event will be sponsored in San Antonio by The Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio, Inc, The visual arts in Ireland have recently gained much wider recognition both at home and internationally. Brian Kennedy's lecture will use both his own work and work by Irish and international artists that he has curated to highlight this newfound confidence in the visual arts. With his own work he will show how it is possible for an Irish artist to travel to different counties, show how Irish work is now accepted and how Irish artists can benefit from experiencing other cultures. Born in Belfast in 1949, Brian Kennedy earned his Diploma and Higher Diploma in Fine Arts from Belfast College of Art. Since then he has exhibited widely in Europe and North America and has held residencies in Ireland, Italy, Scotland and the USA, most recently as the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's fellow at The British School in Rome. His main focus has always been large scale site-specific installations. He has also worked on photography, painting and performing arts. The event was free and open to the public.