Exploring the Healing Power of Nature and Photography

The Speers Gallery at Kennebunk Free Library is thrilled to present an inspiring new exhibit, “Healing Through Nature & Photography” by local artist Alexsandra Jean. Running from March 4-29, this exhibition showcases Jean’s remarkable talent and her deep connection to the natural world.

Alexsandra Jean’s passion for photography blossomed during a difficult period marked by personal loss. In the midst of overwhelming grief, she found solace and healing in the embrace of nature. Gifted a Canon T2 camera by a friend, Jean ventured outdoors, capturing the enchanting beauty of marshes, trails, birds, and wildlife. The camera became her gateway to a world brimming with ethereal moments and profound serenity.

Having spent years as a civil engineer designer, Jean now embraces her newfound freedom to pursue her passion wholeheartedly. She immerses herself in wildlife photography, often journeying to national parks and wildlife refuges both within and beyond Maine. These expeditions provide her with unique encounters and the opportunity to capture species rarely found in her home state.

Alongside her love of photography, Jean enjoys paddleboarding, kayaking, and hiking. In her downtime, she can be found surrounded by her two feline companions, pursuing another beloved art form – pie baking. Her passion for this culinary craft took root during her time owning a pie shop in the Pacific Northwest.

The exhibit will be open to the public at the Speers Gallery, located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Visitors are invited to explore this captivating display during regular library hours, when the gallery is not in use for library programs. For up-to-date information on opening hours and gallery access, please visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.

Witness the breathtaking beauty of nature through the lens of Alexsandra Jean and discover the healing power that can be found within its embrace. This exhibit is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative role that art and nature can play in our lives.

1. What is the title of the exhibit at the Speers Gallery?
– The exhibit at the Speers Gallery is called “Healing Through Nature & Photography” by Alexsandra Jean.

2. When is the exhibit running?
– The exhibit will run from March 4-29.

3. What is the focus of Alexsandra Jean’s photography?
– Alexsandra Jean’s photography focuses on capturing the enchanting beauty of nature, including marshes, trails, birds, and wildlife.

4. What led Alexsandra Jean to pursue photography?
– Alexsandra Jean’s passion for photography blossomed during a difficult period of personal loss, where she found solace and healing in nature.

5. What kind of camera does Alexsandra Jean use?
– Alexsandra Jean uses a Canon T2 camera.

– Canon T2 camera: A camera model produced by Canon, known for its high quality and versatility.
– Marshes: Low-lying wetlands characterized by grassy vegetation and shallow water areas.
– Wildlife refuges: Protected areas designated for the conservation and protection of wildlife and their habitats.

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