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Contact: Katie Lawhon, 717-338-4402Gettysburg National Military Park’s Artist-in-Residence for March/April will be Itamar Reiner, an International artist from Israel, who will pursue contemporary interpretations of classic subjects through digital media and plein-air painting during his month-long residency on the Gettysburg battlefield.
Gettysburg National Military Park, in cooperation with the non-profit National Parks Arts Foundation and the Gettysburg Foundation, invites art lovers to hear Israeli artist Itamar Reiner reflect on his residency at Gettysburg and on his art at an artist showcase presentation at the Gettysburg National Military Park’s Museum and Visitor Center on Saturday, April 8, from 10 am until 1pm.
Reiner is a versatile artist who has studied in Israel, America, and Eastern Europe. His work draws upon such eclectic spheres as literature, cinema, and gaming. Reiner endeavors to use “modern means to create fantastic images inspired by the philosophies of the Impressionists.”
An Israeli Air Force veteran, Reiner intends to reflect both on America’s and Israel’s respective civil strife, as well as to address the philosophical aspects of art. He will also consider his technical and stylistic theories of art by reference to his own work, both in digital and classical media; in particular, he will explore how an artist can abstract what he sees, breaking his vision down into blocks of color.
As Gettysburg National Military Park’s Superintendent Ed Clark explains, “Gettysburg National Military Park can offer the perfect backdrop to provide inspiration for the arts. As the National Park Service strives to connect with new generations, we look forward to leading the arts and interpretation of Gettysburg into the future, while always remembering our mission of preserving history.”
The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), a 501(c)3 non-profit, has expanded its Artist-in-Residence program Service at Gettysburg National Military Park to include 16 artists over 12 months. Email for more information.
The Gettysburg Foundation supports the Gettysburg program which has become a model for artist residencies in all of the national parks.
For more information about Reiner’s April 8th event at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center call 717-338-4469.