- Category: Arts and Entertainment
- Published on Monday, 06 August 2012 13:34
- Written by David Low
Weir Farm National Historic Site will be holding a "Painting Walk" on Sunday, August 12 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
The poetry, composed by local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante, captures the mystical and illusionary qualities of the landscape that caused J. Alden Weir to refer to his Branchville farm as ‘The Land of Nod’ - the magical place of sleep and dreams. There is no fee to participate in the walk, but registration is required and space is limited.
To register for the Poetry of Painting Walk, or for more information, please call (203) 834-1896 x 28.
Bonnie Tremante graduated with a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in Reading and Language Arts from Montclair University, and earned a Humanities and Writing Certificate of Advanced Study from Wesleyan University. She taught for 14 years in the Wilton Public School system in the English Dept. and continues to explore her love of literature and art by volunteering at Weir Farm National Historic Site where she enjoys transcribing historic letters and presenting special interpretive programs.
Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art. For more information about Weir Farm National Historic Site, please visit www.nps.gov/wefa or call (203)834-1896.
Image Road to the Land of Nod, Childe Hassam, 1910, Wadsworth Atheneum