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Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838
The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at Glacier National Park is hosting a free brown-bag lecture on Thursday, July 24 from 12– 1pm at the Community Building in West Glacier. The public is invited to join Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence Melinda Whipplesmith Plank, who will demonstrate the process of printmaking and display prints inspired by Glacier National Park.
Whipplesmith Plank is a print artist from California who uses wood blocks and colored inks to create art. Her work has received regional and international acclaim, and was recently included in the 2014 “Birds in Art” show at the Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin. She is a member of the California Society of Printmakers and has worked as a public school educator for over 20 years.
The Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists four weeks of focused time to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of the park’s landscape while pursuing their artistic goals. The program also allows artists opportunity to share their work with an international audience through educational programs and exhibits. Whipplesmith Plank is serving as Glacier National Park’s Artist-in-Residence for the month of July.
The Glacier National Park Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center hosts brown-bag lectures throughout the year. Please visit http://www.crownscience.org/getinvolved/outreach/brownbag for more information.