Kiermaier art walk, talk at Bartlett Woods

Sep 13, 2017
Constance Kiermaier works in a range of mixed media; pictured is a detail from her 1988 construction “South to Deeper South.”

Rockland — The Art at Bartlett exhibition program marks the arrival of fall with a free public Art Walk & Talk by resident artist Constance Kiermaier Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive.

The longtime Midcoast resident and teacher will discuss her current show, which is installed in three public spaces at the 55-plus apartment facility. Light refreshments will be served.

“We are so pleased to host this event for Constance,” said Mary Eads, executive director at Bartlett Woods. “The arts are important to us all here at Bartlett Woods.

Resident artist Kiermaier also teaches students at Bartlett Woods’ new Art Center, Eads said, adding “We hope to see many longtime friends and make new ones at our upcoming Walk & Talk.”

With titles such as “The Iron Family,” “A Life Well Lived” and “Our Island,” Kiermaier’s constructions, paintings and prints are personal, mysterious and timeless. Crafted with great skill, each piece demonstrates a refusal to be limited by material, method or subject.

Kiermaier is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts, Yale University. She has shown her work throughout the United States including at the Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University, National Academy of Fine Arts, Center for Maine Contemporary Art and Portland Art Museum. She has received many awards, including a fellowship from the New England Foundation on the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts. She was raised in Virginia; lived in Connecticut; and now calls Tenants Harbor and Rockland home.

The public also is invited to visit during regular open hours, which are Mondays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Kiermaier’s show remains on view through October.

For more information, call 594-2745; visit bartlettwoods.com; or check out its presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Founded in 1998, Bartlett Woods Retirement Community is one of the smallest such communities in Maine, yet offers a full spectrum of support services and lifestyle enrichments.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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