The Westport Book Shop is pleased to welcome literary and visual artist Diane Meyer Lowman as guest art exhibitor for the month of January 2022, in the Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place.
Diane’s exhibit includes nine original haiku poems, each superimposed on a photograph taken by Diane, mostly in Westport or nearby.
Explains Diane, “I love both the simplicity and complexity of the haiku form. They’ve become a daily ritual for me, like journaling. Both the photographs and my state of mind inspire and influence them.”
Diane is a poet, author and essayist. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine; Brain, Child; Brevity Blog; and When Women Waken. You can read some of Diane’s essays here. Her memoir, Nothing But Blue, was published in November 2018. Diane received an M.A. in Shakespeare Studies from the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute.
In July 2019, Diane was named Westport, Connecticut's first Poet Laureate.
You can see this exhibit at the Westport Book Shop, located at 23 Jesup Road, right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library. The art exhibit is open to the public during the Book Shop’s regular business hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, and Sundays from Noon to 5pm (closed Mondays), and will be on display through January 31, 2022.
The Book Shop’s “Drew Friedman Art Place” is an area of the store dedicated to exhibiting the work of community artists year-round, on a rotating basis. Miggs Burroughs, a Trustee of the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, and a founding member of The Artists Collective of Westport, is curating the Book Shop's art exhibits, which change monthly.