Meet an Experienced Guide to Ireland’s Roads Less Traveled
Alfons Gallery’s exhibition of Patricia Delker’s photography captures many facets of Ireland’s ethereal beauty, palpable spirituality, and magical mysticism. In a special artist talk on Tuesday, March 5, Delker will share fascinating details and memorable moments that will take viewers behind the scenes on her many travels to the Emerald Isle.
“Off the Tourist Path” will be presented from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the gallery. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is being offered in conjunction with Delker’s exhibition, “Irish Journeys: Holy Wells and Home Turf,” which is on view through March 24.
“I am a great believer in getting off the tourist path while in Ireland,” Delker said. “Let me share with you some of the discoveries I have made by doing so.” She calls the exhibition her “personal, visual poem to my Ireland through photographs that document history, myth, memory, and deep belief.”
Join this masterful storyteller and artist as she offers a seasoned traveler’s perspective on fascinating and little-known sites that often get overlooked. From unforgettable stops on the back road to Doolin, to St. Brigid’s Well (located next to a pub), you’ll meet remarkable people like a Celtic monk, a traditional island basket maker, and Irish musicians. “I am always searching for holy wells in Ireland, Delker said, “but I always find so much more.”
Alfons Gallery is located at St. Joseph Center, 1501 S. Layton Blvd. (27th Street and Greenfield Avenue) in Milwaukee. Free parking is available in the lot that is accessible on 29th and Orchard (Alexia Circle entrance). For more information on the talk or on the gallery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-385-5273. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 12:00-3:00 p.m.
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