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WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Photographer Linda Staats and radio dramatist Will Anderson will be this year’s Artists-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. During their residencies at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Ms. Staats and Dr. Anderson will be available to interact with park visitors while they work. Each will also present a public program.
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.” Ms. Staats will be in residence June 19 through July 6.
Will Anderson, assistant professor at Central Michigan University, is an award-winning radio dramatist, with regional and national awards, including two National Audio Theater Festival awards in 2007 and 2003, and the 2006 National Broadcasting Society Region 2 Best Comedy Award. Because Herbert Hoover's presidency came during the Golden Age of radio drama, Dr. Anderson states, “I am beyond excited by this opportunity to craft a unique and original radio drama script that will attempt to capture this exciting time in American history to share with the National Historical Site's visitors.” Dr. Anderson will be in residence July 7 through July 20.
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.