Make plans to join us on Wednesday, April 15th at 6:30 PM for an evening of poetry readings and discussion with Muriel Angelil, our current artist exhibiting in the Weston Gallery. Currently living in Amesbury, MA, Muriel Angelil started to write in the 1980’s encouraged by her late husband Joseph Godwin who also was a writer. She has written poetry, children’s stories, a journal and technical articles on Expressive Art Therapy. As a way to understand her own life's journey, Angelil published a memoir Back to the Past, A Daughter of the Nile which described her life in Alexandria, Egypt and her reasons for leaving and settling in the USA.
Recently she started to attend an Open Mic in Newburyport and her journey as a poet was launched. In a year, she has written over one hundred poems describing her relationships with family members, lovers and friends and her personal thoughts on death, love, dance and travels.
Muriel Angelil is also an artist and has been exhibiting her paintings, monotypes and sculptures for the last thirty years. Her artworks show abstracted figurative shapes inspired by her life: including dancers, horses, little girls, women, and men. Other works are simply abstracts inspired by her love of music and especially jazz. Fluid strokes and color are predominant in her abstract and encaustic (wax) paintings, serving to express visually a world of action and mystery. In her monotypes one can see a bold graphic quality a simple use of color and a fluidity of expression.