“Poetry Reading” by Artist & Poet, Helen Mirkil

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Join us Saturday, October 30,2021 from 2-4pm to meet artist, Helen Mirkil, and to listen to a Poetry Reading followed by a Q & A Session from 2:30-3:00pm. The event will be in the gallery, however we will also be available for Live Streaming on our Facebook page starting a little before 2:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/ArtinBloomGallery

Mirkil’s book, Sower on the Cliffs/ poems and drawings, is published by BookArts Press and available at BarnesandNoble.com

About the Book: Sower on the Cliffs
“Where is the singing /when twisted thoughts /flood the soul…?” Helen Mirkil asks in these lyrical poems that celebrate her faith in God and fascination with the sweetness of quotidian life. She questions the mystery, serves as witness, observes details as a mother and a lover, and she tells stories. The poems are paired with ten evocative drawings, that enrich rather than illustrate her vision. Sower on the Cliffs collects the words and images of a striving soul, a poet pilgrim, a remarkable artist.

Born in 1952, Helen Mirkil is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Certificate and MFA programs, as well as the BFA program of the University of Pennsylvania (with studio classes at PAFA). Helen is also a poet. Her collection of poems entitled Sower on the Cliffs: poems and drawings was published in 2013 by BookArts Press. Helen’s home is in Wilmington, North Carolina. Along with a spacious studio across town, she is setting down roots, enjoying her children and grandchildren.

The exhibit “Birdsong: Helen Mirkil” continues at Art in Bloom Gallery through November 7, 2021.

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