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Contact: Adrian Zeck, 203-834-1896 ext. 28
On Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, enjoy a leisurely stroll around the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you listen to poetry inspired by the paintings of Julian Alden Weir. Thepoetry, composed by local scholar and volunteer Bonnie Tremante, captures the mystical and illusionary qualitiesofthe landscape that caused J. Alden Weir to refer to his Branchville farm as ‘The Land of Nod’ - the magical place of sleep and dreams.Come prepared for an outdoor summer walk. Bring sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle. There is no fee to participate, 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 ext. 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 CertificateofAdvanced Study from Wesleyan University. She taught for 14 years in the Wilton Public School system in the English Department. Bonnie continues to explore her love of literature and art by volunteering at Weir Farm National Historic Site, where she enjoys transcribing historic letters, staffing the historic studios as a Studio Docent, and presenting special interpretive programs.