Central College's Mills Gallery presents Exhibit from Eoin Breadon
Central College is proud to welcome back Eoin Breadon, Central College Class of 1997, for an alumnus art exhibition. Breadon's work consists of finely crafted glass sculpture. He uses this challenging and often fragile medium to tell stories. In doing so, he carries on an Irish tradition called seanchai (shan-a-hee). In his artist statement, Breadon describes seanchai as "the traditional Irish storyteller, who is responsible for the transmission of Celtic culture, the history and laws of the people that were not written down but memorized in long lyric poems which were recited." Breadon works to convey ideas with artistic license while remaining faithful to the idea of cultural transmission, so much a part of Irish folklore and craft. The exhibit opens Wednesday, September 25 and runs until Friday, October 18 at the Mills Gallery located in the Lubbers Center for the Visual Arts on Central's campus. The Mills Gallery is open 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday. The public is invited to an opening reception at 4pm Friday, September 27, in the gallery.