Art Talk: Marnie Crowell

calendar icon March 24, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Art Talk: Marnie Crowell

Marnie will give a talk about her art exhibit in the Briton Gallery and Howard Room.

Natural history writer Marnie Reed Crowell will speak about her collection of the antique Japanese woodblock prints known as surimono currently on display in the Howard Room and Briton Gallery. Marnie will also demonstrate how she uses her iPadPro to make digital art and read some of her work.

Marnie recovered from a 1999 Traumatic Brain Injury which changed the trajectory of her writing career and has inspired her to create works that can be enjoyed by a wide range of people coping with stresses. She is making her “pictured poem” PDF downloads available free for caregivers and patients in hospitals, cancer care centers, Hospice, etc. On display at the library in March are her framed surimono prints. These prints are not sold in galleries but have been offered to donors supporting various local not-for-profits such as Island Heritage Trust, Blue Hill Concert series, and Bangor Youth Symphony. Archival quality prints are available to Blue Hill Library donors as well.

Marnie Reed Crowell, conservationist, natural history writer and poet, was born in Grafton, Massachusetts and currently lives on Deer Isle. Marnie’s books include Great Blue-Odyssey of a Heron (Times Books) and Greener Pastures (Funk&Wagnalls) as well as magazine articles for Natural History, Audubon, Redbook and Readers Digest etc. Her poems appear in Wesley McNair’s More Poems from Maine (DownEast Books).

Location: Howard Room
Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
Registration: No
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