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Artwork by Floyd Randall of the Arch and the Old Courthouse
Artwork by Floyd Randall titled, Overarching Justice - Old Courthouse and Arch

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News Release Date: August 1, 2008

WHERE:  Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Historic Old Courthouse rotunda, 11 North Fourth Street, St. Louis, Missouri

WHEN:   August 1, 2008 – September 15, 2008

WHAT:    One of the first stops on this year’s “PaintAmerica” tour will be Jefferson National

Expansion Memorial. Formerly known as “Arts for the Parks,” the top entries in the competition will be featured at the Historic Old Courthouse, from August 1, 2008 to September 15, 2008. The exhibit honors artists whose paintings best capture the “essence” of the landscape, wildlife, and history of the National Park System. The PaintAmerica exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

WHY:      PaintAmerica’s “Paint the Parks” exhibit tours the nation, and helps fund the

PaintAmerica mission of supporting the visual arts and artists across the country.  A portion of the proceeds from “Paint the Parks” are contributed annually to the National Parks Foundation and the PaintAmerica Scholarship Fund. Paintings must depict one of our nation's 390 areas supervised by the National Park Service.  Juried paintings are chosen by a three person panel of nationally recognized artists or arts professionals.  In each of the three National Park Regions that PaintAmerica uses to divide the nation, a winner is chosen, plus the Grand Prize Purchase Award of $10,000. Visit www.paintamerica.org for additional information.



Did You Know?

Cartoon fiddle

Pierre Cruzatte and George Gibson brought their fiddles along on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Their music entertained the group on many evenings. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. More...