Photographer Linda Staats Working at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-7855
WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Photographer Linda Staats will be the Artist-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site from June 20 until July 5. Ms. Staats will be on duty Friday through Tuesday during her residency, and will be available to interact with park visitors while she works. Her days and hour may vary so please call ahead. On Saturday, June 28, Ms. Staats will present a public program about her photography. The program starts at 1:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center and is free.
Linda Staats is known for her imagery of the Midwest heartland and the Pacific Northwest. Her photographs are in private and corporate collections and have appeared in galleries, brochures, notecards, and calendars. She recently returned to the Midwest after living in Washington State where she spent countless days photographing National Parks, and is now working on a project of Midwestern images. “I want to illustrate the diversity that exists in this part of the country—the richness that makes up the land, the people, and the life of this area.”
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 of 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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