Art in the Library

July Art in the Library – Polly Sievert

Nurtured by Nature: A Journey in Textures

This exhibit is a reflection and an artistic interpretation of Polly Sievert’s frequent time in nature in the Northwoods.

The art is rich in textures, emulating those found in nature…like a portal to nature.

This is more than an art exhibit – it’s an experiential journey into the practice of forest bathing.

What is forest bathing? It is the practice of focusing on one or more of one’s senses while in nature to help to calm the mind, body, and spirit.  Come visit the exhibit to learn more.

The exhibit runs from July 2 – July 30 at the Presque Isle Community Library. There will be 3 Artist Talks and an Introduction to Forest Bathing Workshop in the month of July at the library in conjunction with the exhibit.

Friday, July 5, 9-10:30am“From Inspiration to Completion” — Join us as we welcome this new exhibit to our library. Discover how Polly finds her inspiration, and the journey she takes from Inspiration to Creation.

Wednesday, July 10, 3:30-5:30pm“Sharing my Secrets” — Textural Fiber Art has so many possible techniques to use. This is a Q&A for anyone interested in how fiber art is created – an eye-opener for artists and non-artists alike.

Friday, July 19, 10-11:30am“Introduction to Forest Bathing” — Forest bathing is a meditative practice that involves immersion in nature through sight, touch, and other senses. Come observe, absorb, and learn from the natural world.

Saturday, July 27, 9-11am“Nature: A Living Example of Wellness” — Polly will share her experiences, learning from different elements in nature – Water, Rocks, Trees, Dragonflies, and more – and how she incorporates these lessons into her own art.

20% of all art sales will go to support the Presque Isle Library.