Celebrate the Centennial with Artist Ellen Kuhl at Homestead National Monument of America

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Date: June 11, 2016

Ellen Kuhl, a painter, sculptor and weaver from Stamford, Nebraska, is the fourth artist of Homestead National Monument of America's 2016 Artist-in-Residence program, working in the park June 12- 25, 2016. A special program given by Kuhl will take place at the Homestead Heritage Center on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Kuhl was born and raised in southwestern Colorado where every road into Montrose, her hometown, is listed as a scenic highway. One of the first questions she encounters when her origin is discovered is, "Why would you live and work in Nebraska?" The fact is that living in Nebraska has allowed her to develop an intimacy with nature's beauty that is hard to encounter when your attention is always directed at the horizon. Kuhl said Homestead National Monument of America offers a plethora of inspiration and she would like to hear your ideas concerning the surroundings as she is working.  Every person has a unique view of the world and we can all learn from one another.

During her presentation on June 17, Kuhl will be discussing how living in the plains has influenced her art. Different inspiration requires different media. Examples of drawing, painting, weaving, photography and pottery will illustrate the close relationship of Creation and the artist. The presentation will encourage audience participation and there will be an opportunity for hands on creating. 

"Taking a look at the Monument with a new perspective keeps the Homestead story fresh and alive. We're always excited to host individuals, like Kuhl and to learn more about Homestead as seen through her eyes", stated Superintendent Mark Engler.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2016. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.daily through Labor Day. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/.

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