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Wild and Wondrous: Seeking the Divine in Nature

Margie Patlak
July 11 – August 23, 2024

About This Exhibition

Maine’s dramatic coast and the wildlife it harbors can inspire awe and an appreciation of the transcendent akin to the religious experiences some have felt after following various Jewish practices. This exhibit entwines awe-inspiring moments in nature featured in the artist’s photobook and memoir writings, with brief explanations of relevant Jewish nature-based practices and concepts also aimed at inspiring awe.

About the Artist

Margie Patlak is a photographer and author. Her photobook Wild and Wondrous: Nature’s Artistry on the Coast of Maine, was published in July, 2023, and her photographs have appeared in solo and group exhibits in Maine and in private collections. Her memoir More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring Nature and Loss on the Coast of Maine received the “Outstanding Book” award from the American Society for Journalists and Authors in 2022.  Patlak has degrees in Botany and Environmental Studies and divides her time between Philadelphia and Corea, Maine.


    • Exhibition Opening: Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Margie Patlak

      Thursday, July 11, 2024
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Mingle with artists and art lovers, enjoy wine and cheese with museum mavens and curious minds, and celebrate with us as we unveil our newest exhibitions!

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