Art intern Kim Delvo and the Bitterroot College Art Cooperative is organizing a two-day event to celebrate friendship, International Woman’s Month and St. Patrick’s Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 and 15, in the Bitterroot College.
Delvo welcomes the community and does not have a strict timetable of events in consideration of the school’s class schedule. The highlight will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with refreshment and entertainment. Everyone is welcome to enjoy historical Irish foods (including Irish tea, corned beef and soda bread) and Irish music by Tin Cup.
“We will be celebrating three themes and are striving for cultural diversity,” Delvo said. “We want to open the school event to the community to share together what is happening in the community and at Bitterroot College. It is part of the cultural community center and a way to bring people together.”
Delvo said that everyone has unique ways of celebrating different events.
“We are celebrating ‘I understood, I heard’ for friendship, and are celebrating the woman’s social value and for Woman’s month and sharing the Irish culture and tradition,” Delvo said.
To decorate they will have art work by local women, a panel filled with information and fun colors.
“We’re decorating with yellow for friendship, purple for Woman’s Day and green for St. Patrick’s Day,” Delvo said. “We are the local small college and support groups, like SAFE and Emma’s House, that work to make the community free from domestic violence and improve life.”
The first event hosted by Kim Delvo and the Bitterroot College Art Cooperative was held early February called “Lunar New Year Celebration.” It celebrated Asian cultures with art, decorations, food, costumes, games, a formal tea ceremony and the sharing of different social values and customs.
No reservations are needed for this free event, just check in at the main office at Bitterroot College, 103 S 9th St, Hamilton.