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Celtic Artists’ Conference

June 7, 2019 - June 9, 2019

Celtic Artists’ Conference

Andover, New York, June 7-9

Friday and Saturday presentations are at the Andover Village Hall (former Methodist Church)

Located at the corner of Church and East Greenwood Streets

Presentations are free to the public.

Registered and paid participants will be provided with lunch and break refreshments

 Saturday night ceilidh and Sunday key-pattern workshop.


Friday June 7

9:30 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 Welcome presentation

11:00 Keynote speaker Dr. Donncha MacGabhan [Co. Limerick, Ireland] A Magnificent Obsession; An Artist’s Response to the Book of Kells


1:00 Catherine Crowe [Toronto] Ireland, the Cradle of European Enamels

1:30 Michael Carroll [Chicago]. “Illumination” a presentation of his own art

2:00 Mike King [Co. Down Museum, Downpatrick] Restoration and conservation of Saint Patrick’s Cross


3:30 William MacCrea [Alfred, NY] Celtic Art and the Diaspora: A Matter of Identity, Pride and Tradition

5:00 – 7:00 Exhibit of visiting artists work at Walker Metalsmith’s Studio (the old showroom) 1 Main Street, Andover


Saturday June 8

9:30  Gregory Hardy [Scio, NY] Modern Celtic Art: The Local Tradition.

10:00 Panel discussion, Authenticity, originality and the rules of Celtic art


11:30 Stephen Walker [Andover, NY] Medieval chip carving and openwork in Celtic metalwork.

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Rediscovery and restoration of Celtic Revival murals at Holy Family Church, South Buffalo

1:30 Ed Rooney [Philadelphia] Reimagining 8th Century Mysteries with 21st Century Spirit


2:30 Ruth Black [Inverness] Embroidering the Past – using textiles to explore the Pictish Stones of Northern Scotland

3:30 Steven Johnson [Chicago] Hidden Art; A look at how Information can be incorporated into knotwork

4:00 wrap up discussion

Ceilidh at Hann Homestead (Registered participants only)

7:00 Buffet meal 8:00 Traditional Celtic Music by the Jameson Sisters and Pat Kane.


Sunday June 9 Workshop with Michael Carroll, Maze & Key Patterns: The Diamond Method 12:00 – 3:00 (Registered participants only)


$100 registration fee covers lunch & break refreshments on Friday & Saturday, Saturday night Ceilidh and meal plus Sunday class with Michael Carroll (3 hours). For more information call 607-478-8567 ~ www.CelticArtDay.com


June 7, 2019
June 9, 2019


Celtic Conference
1 Main St.
Andover, NY 14806 United States
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