Baltimore, Md. (February 5, 2020) — The Wise & Well Center for Healthy Living at Keswick is hosting a gallery exhibition through Feb. 28 showcasing the work of Linnea Poole, a Baltimore-based multidisciplinary artist. The exhibition, entitled emerald, is an intimate installation of photography and hand-dyed silks. The show in Keswick’s second floor gallery is a visual journey to provide healing for the heart as it holds its space for the viewer.
Poole, a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art and studio resident artist at the Motor House in Baltimore also is teaching a course at Keswick as part of the Wise & Well Center’s winter arts program. The series of art classes are intended to enrich the lives of the community members who visit the center for health, fitness and arts programming that facilitates their desire to live their best lives. Students in Poole’s indigo workshop will learn how to create rich and varied blues and patterns using the natural dye.
The exhibit and class are part of Keswick’s expanded arts program, steered by Artist-in-Residence and Art Program Supervisor Sara Kaltwasser. Kaltwasser has developed the winter arts program to include classes and discussions that help community members connect with their creative side. Course topics include creating 3D placescapes, mosaics, bas relief and artist trading cards—tiny works of art meant to share and collect.
“We hope that the community members that participate in our art programs develop new ways of self-expression and produce pieces of art that reflect their own stories,” says Kaltwasser. “Linnea’s work is an important catalyst for considering issues of great importance to our community. We’re excited to give her a platform to reach more people with her thought-provoking pieces.”
Keswick’s Wise & Well Center opened in 2018 to provide comprehensive programming to help active adults over 50 pursue their health and well-being goals with the help of Keswick’s supportive team of experts, from artists to fitness trainers.
“Research shows arts programs that foster creative expression benefit both the physical and mental health of older adults,” says Carmel Roques, Keswick CEO. “We’re happy to provide these ongoing services to help our older community members live well, age well and be well – the proven foundation for healthy aging.”
For information on artist Linnea Poole, visit her web site.
For a full list of arts and health programming, check out Keswick’s events page.