Date(s) - 11/12/2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art in Bloom Gallery
Join us on Sunday, November 12th, 2-4pm for a Poetry Reading with artist, Helen Mirkil. Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, conversation, and hear a poetry reading. The event is free and open to the public.
Helen’s upcoming exhibit “Poet’s Garden” features her newest paintings inspired by the artwork of her sons and grandchildren. Helen’s ‘conversations with art’ honor the works they adapt while visualizing her relationships with her family. Helen sees her creativity as a gift and an outlet, and uses art and poetry to express what inspires or weighs on her soul.
About the Artist
Helen Mirkil moved from the Philadelphia suburbs to Wilmington in 2019. Along with their spacious studios at theArtWorks she and her husband are sinking down roots in North Carolina and enjoying being near her children and their families. Helen is a Certificate/BFA recipient from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Pafa) and the University of Pennsylvania. At Pafa she also completed an MFA.
Helen was awarded a British American Travel Grant from the Wales/Philadelphia Exchange for a two-month residency. Her Penllyn Series landscapes were exhibited at Walter Wickiser Gallery in NYC. Landscape painting also earned her the Valerie Lamb Smith Painting Residency as well as being twice awarded first prize in the Scenes of the Schuylkill Exhibition.
Works by Helen can be seen at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in NYC, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Bryn Mawr College Library Collection, James A. Michener Art Museum, Villanova University Art Collection, University of Mary Washington Galleries, Monmouth Comprehensive School in Wales, U.K., Teaching Collection of PAFA, and Woodmere Art Museum.