Celebrate Irish artwork and history in Shohola

Shohola. Barryville Area Arts Association’s “Celebration of Irish History” this Saturday will feature a historical exhibit of Irish artwork, displays, and entertainment.

| 28 Feb 2022 | 06:12

The Barryville Area Arts Association is highlighting Irish art at its “Celebration of Irish History” exhibit the Artists’ Market Community Center in Shohola, Pa.

The exhibit features many displays. One traces the history of Irish art to its origins — stone carvings known as “petroglyphs,” dating back to 3200 B.C. Another special presentation about St. Patrick will show how the saint’s image changed from how he really was, to how he’s pictured today ⁠— dressed in green with a staff, surrounded by shamrocks and snakes ⁠— an image that began to evolve in 1370.

Artwork by classical Irish artists, including James Barry, Hugh Douglas Hamilton, and Augustus Joseph Nicholas Burke will also be showcased.

“Feel free to join us in traditional Irish garb, or even dressed as a Leprechaun,” said event coordinator, Nick Roes. “You won’t have to close your eyes to picture the Emerald of the Sea. We’ll have Irish art on the walls and Irish music in the air.”

The “Celebration of Irish History” exhibit is free and open to the public, running now through March 17 at the Artists’ Market Community Center: 114 Richardson Avenue, Shohola, Pa.