New Art Exhibit at Public Library

Mount Pleasant Arts IMPACT sponsors a mini art gallery in the Mount Pleasant Public Library. Local artists are featured on a rotating basis to showcase the work of area artists and to introduce new artists to the community. A new exhibit on display now during October and November is the photography of Kirsten Heerdt in which she features dramatic silhouettes and striking close-up photography.

Looking for a little getaway right here in Henry County and Mount Pleasant?

The new photography exhibit at the Mount Pleasant Community Public Library features the work of Kirsten Heerdt in a photographic journey around Southeast Iowa and also points beyond.

A Mount Pleasant resident, Kirsten is originally from Centennial, Colorado. Her background is in Electronic Reporting from Colorado State University.

Although she works at the Henry County Health Center as Public Information Assistant and Volunteer Services Coordinator, she is also passionate about Special Projects at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion.

As a frequent photograph contributor to Facebook, she often features dramatic landscapes and silhouettes from around Southeast Iowa. Her portfolio also showcases scenic landscapes from the Rocky Mountains as well as stunning macro photos of nature elements.

Kirsten uses her photography to encourage spending time in the beauty of the outdoors. She illustrates these values expressed in a quote from Jack Kerouac: “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn.”

Kirsten’s free exhibit is on display through Thanksgiving in the Arts IMPACT mini-gallery in the Public Library during regular library hours. The public may contact her through e-mail at to comment about her display or to inquire about purchases.