February

An Uneasy Peace: Northern Ireland’s Search for Resolution

12th of July, Ardoyne, Belfast. Every year, the Orange Order organizes parades through the Catholic districts. Photo by Mariusz Smiejek

News Story: February 3, 2014

An Uneasy Peace: Northern Ireland’s Search for Resolution is the inaugural collaboration between Sacred Heart University’s Department of Art & Design Gallery at the Edgerton and Vision Project. The exhibit explores the continuing struggle in Northern Ireland to find a peaceful solution for coexistence in a region with a very troubled history.

The exhibit features the journalistic work of freelance photographer Mariusz Smiejek. The show is curated by Richard Falco, who wrote the text as part of the exhibition design team. He is the president of Vision Project and the coordinator of multimedia journalism in the master’s in communication program at SHU. Visuals and exhibition design are by SHU Professor of Art & Design Jonathan Walker.     

The exhibit will be shown at the Art & Design Gallery at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University. A reception will take place Wednesday, February 12, at 4:30 p.m. The photography exhibit will run from February 12 to March 9.

The controversial film Five Minutes of Heaven will be shown in the Schine Auditorium on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. in conjunction with this exhibit.

These events are sponsored by the Art & Design Gallery at the Edgerton and Vision Project