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The Forgotten Heroines of the Easter Rising

April 15 @ 5:00 pm

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Open Invitation to the exhibition
“The Forgotten Heroines of the Easter Rising”

By Irish sculptor Betty Newman Maguire

The exhibit will be formally opened by the 
Consul General of Ireland | Boston
Fionnuala Quinlan

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“Irish Women were not cowering at home, invisible, as war broke out. They actively responded, whether fighting, supporting their families or coming to the aid of victims. The Forgotten Heroines of the Easter Rising is the focus for Betty Newman Maguire’s work where she has created an installation to remember the vital part that over 300 brave Irish women played in the struggle for Irish freedom, thus ensuring that those who were long described as the “Forgotten Women of 1916” are not forgotten anymore”

Mma ma hEireeann

“The Forgotten Heroines of The Easter Rising 1916

Betty Newman-Maguire was born in Kells, Co. Meath in 1952.  She is a practicing artist who graduated with a First Class Hons B.A. Degree in Sculpture from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1988 and was awarded a Master of Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast in 1998.  She has exhibited widely and is the recipient of many awards, public commissions and residencies in Ireland, France, Germany and America.  Newman-Maguire has mounted 16 solo exhibitions in Ireland, Germany and America.    Her work is in numerous private and public collections worldwide.

Details

Date:
April 15
Time:
5:00 pm

Venue

Maine Irish Heritage Center
34 Gray St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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