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    Herbert Hoover

    National Historic Site Iowa

Artist-in-Residence Patricia Rottino Cummins Working at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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Date: September 16, 2009
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-7855

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Painter Patricia Rottino Cummins will be the Artist-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site from October 17 to 24. Ms. Cummins will be available to discuss her artwork with park visitors during her residency. Her hours may vary so please call ahead. On Saturday, October 24, Ms. Cummins will give a presentation. The program starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center and is free.

Patricia Rottino Cummins of Miami, Florida, has been an art educator for over thirty years in the Miami Dade Public Schools. Her works of art are inspired by local landscapes, as well as by the vistas she has seen and photographed during her many travels and National Park residencies. “Lately I find myself closely concentrating on each landscape,” said Ms. Cummins, “and discovering that unique element that interprets the moment, feeling, and importance of the subject.”

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to find a parking space.

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Photograph of Herbert Hoover as an infant.

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