BERLIN — Sharing her love of flowers and the North Country, local writer and photographer Kirstan Knowlton displayed some of her favorite photographs for the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary Rotating Art Program located in the cafeteria at the hospital.
In her show titled “April Showers,” Knowlton showcases several of her favorite pieces taken from around the state. Locally she frequents the Laura Lee Viger Botanical Garden on the east side, and the Smyth Hydro Park behind Main Street to take photographs.
According to Knowlton her love of flowers came from her parents who were always planting something new each year in the flowerbeds alongside the house.
“Flowers are something that are accessible to anyone. They beautiful to look at, and I love how they look through the different stages of development,” said Knowlton.
Knowlton works as the community editor at The Berlin Daily Sun and writes a weekly column “The Girl Next Door,” in the Saturday edition. She lives in Berlin with her girlfriend Jamie Davis and her son Boudhe. Knowlton and Davis are planning an October wedding.
Knowlton’s show April Showers will be on display until June 5. The public is encouraged to stop by the hospital cafeteria to view her show, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and weekends, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Every six weeks, the Androscoggin Valley Hospital Auxiliary Rotating Art Program features an artist and his/her work for display in the hospital cafeteria, giving visitors, patients and employees an opportunity to admire the artwork.
Artists interested in displaying their works of art in the hospital Auxiliary Rotating Art Program may contact Linda Morris, AVH auxiliary liaison and Androscoggin Valley Hospital volunteer coordinator at (603) 326-5676. Visit the hospital website at www.avhnh.org.