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Heather Myers, a botanical artist, is the fifth artist of Homestead National Monument of America's Artist-in-Residence program. She will be at the Monument from June 27 –July 10, 2016. A special program given by Myers will take place at the Homestead Education Center onSunday, July 3, 2016, at2:00 p.m.Myers will show her drawings and talk about botanical art.
Myers is delighted to be coming to Homestead National Monument of America to study and draw plants in the tallgrass prairie. She will be working primarily in graphite and colored pencil with the final plant portraits in colored pencil. Her time at Homestead will include fieldwork to gather details about plants and inside time on plant portraits.
Myers has always been fascinated with the natural world and especially with native plants. Her plant studies and portraits strive to encourage everyone to notice and marvel at the uniqueness of every plant and especially the beauty of native plants. Please stop by for demos and hands on drawing time so you can learn about botanical art and create your own plant portrait.
"The restored Tallgrass Prairie at Homestead is a perfect place for a botanical artist since we have such a diversity of native plant species", Stated Superintendent, Mark Engler.
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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 are8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.daily through Labor Day weekend. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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