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“Poet’s Garden: New Paintings by Helen Mirkil” Exhibit

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Date(s) - 10/05/2023 - 11/19/2023
All Day

Art in Bloom Gallery


A Time to Mourn and a Time To Dance” [Ecclesiastes 3:46], Acrylic on canvas, 19″ x 24″

Helen Mirkil‘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. Helen Mirkil moved from the Philadelphia suburbs to Wilmington in 2019. Along with their spacious studios at the ArtWorks, she and her husband have established roots in NC and enjoy being near her children and their families.

Helen will also be hosting an Artist Talk on Sunday, October 22 as well as a Poetry Reading on Sunday, November 12.  Stay tuned for more details and times!

Click here to preview the work that will be available during her show.  

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.

On view along with this exhibit will be “Intentional Camera Movement (ICM): Photography by Robert Beauchene and “Ceramic Vessel Sculpture & Mixed Media Art by Gayle Tustin”  These new shows by our featured artists will be on view from October 5 – November 19, 2023, with an opening reception on Sunday, October 8th, from 2-5pm featuring live music by solo jazz guitar, Roger Davis!

Gallery events are always free and open to the public. On view along with these exhibits, Art in Bloom Gallery showcases a plethora of fine art by over 30 local artists.  The gallery is open Monday–Saturday 10am–7pm and Sunday 12-6pm and is now located in Mayfaire Town Center at 6866 Main Street in Wilmington, NC.