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Homestead National Monument of America is excited to announce the artists chosen for the Centennial Artist-in-Residence program. This is Homestead's 8th year offering artists the opportunity to live at the monument and create works of art inspired by the Homestead story and its environment. Homestead is just one of many National Park Service sites that host resident artists to help connect visitors with the park's meanings using a variety of art forms. Every artist is asked to present at least one public program during their residency. Plan to visit the monument this summer and fall to interact with this year's Artists-in-Residence while they work and create.
This year twelve talented artists have been selected to live and work at the monument. They are:
- Michael Knisly, a poet from Lincoln, Nebraska,May 15- 28
- Casey Whittier, a potter from Overland Park, Kansas,May 23- June 6.
- Katie McGinnis, a writer from Columbia, Missouri,May 29 –June 11.
- Ellen Kuhl, a painter and potter from Stamford, Nebraska,June 12-25.
- Heather Myers, a botanic artist from Fort Collins, Colorado,June 26- July 9.
- Kimberly Greager, a photographer from Rapid City, South Dakota,July 24- August 6.
- Rebekah Sandoval, a musician and song writer from Tucson, Arizona,August 7-20.
- Thad Tinder, wood carver &sculptor from Omaha, Nebraska,August 21- September 2.
- Sandra Van Tuyl, an artist of many talents from Kansas City,August 21- September 3.
- James Schaap, a writer from Alton, Iowa,September 4-17
- Lindsy Davis, a papermaker from Nashville, Tennessee,October 2-15.
- Shing Yin Khor, a cartoonist from Los Angeles, California,October 16-30
"The Artist-in-Residence program is extremely valuable.It gives park visitors an opportunity to not just see Homestead and its story themselves, but see it through the eyes of the artist, which can be very moving and powerful," stated monument's 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), Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).
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 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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