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Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 12 – 6pm
& By Appointment

“Poetry Reading” by Artist & Poet, Helen Mirkil

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Date(s) - 10/30/2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Art in Bloom Gallery


“Sower on the Cliffs” Book Cover

Join us Saturday, October 30 from 2-4pm to meet artist, Helen Mirkil, and to listen to a Poetry Reading from 2:30-3:00pm.

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.

Birdsong is a continuing series of art by artist, Helen Mirkil. Birds can put a song in our hearts when there’s no song to be found. Each bird species is entirely different, and for Helen each journey into the world of birds is different too.  She never quite knows where it’s leading her. It’s not unlike the life of following and listening to the music of the Holy Spirit.

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 continues through November 7, 2021.