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Carlotta Hester musical artists drawings at Govinda Gallery

The Pure Drop, an exhibition of Carlotta Hester's live action drawings of musical artists will be on display from April 15-May 28, 2011 at Govinda Gallery. Opening Reception is Friday, April 15 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. During the summer of 2010 Carlotta Hester made over 100 drawings in County Cavan, Ireland, documenting the largest of all traditional Irish music festivals, Fleadh Cheoil na hÈireann. Hester's live action drawings of musicians, singers and dancers were created in every festival setting including street sessions, theaters, dance classes, pub sessions, tutor's classes, outdoor concerts, cross-border sessions, and more. Musical artists from over 15 counties in Ireland (North and South), as well as Scotland, England, and the United States are depicted in her drawings. This exhibition is a tribute to the amazing artistry and remarkable spirit of traditional Irish music and dance. It is also a unique and engaging artist's document of the now historic musical festival, Fleadh Cheoil 2010.

Carlotta Hester and exhibition curator Chris Murray will present a slide show and a discussion of The Pure Drop exhibition at the residence of the Ambassador of Ireland on Monday April 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

Following the presentation there will be a reception hosted by the Ambassador, H.E. Michael Collins and Mrs. Marie Collins. For this program, please RSVP to Norma Ces by Thursday, April 7, 2011 to: norma.ces@dfa.ie or phone 202.349.2038

Govinda Gallery is at 1227 34th Street. Tel. 202.333.1180