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Find Your Park with Artist-in-Residence Mackenzie Younger
at Homestead National Monument of America
Mackenzie Younger will be the third artist of the 2015 Artist- in-Residence program at Homestead National Monument of America. He will be presenting a program based on his work at the monument on April 26, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Education Center. This is the seventh year of the monument's Artist-in-Residence program.
A native New Yorker, Mackenzie began using his creative abilities to explore the natural world. "Observation, self-expression, and the environment define who I am," stated Mackenzie. He studied fine art at Rhode Island School of Design and also took botany classes at Brown University. Since school he has professionally painted murals portraying habitats, designed native plant gardens, and taught classes such asArt &Ecology.
For his residency at Homestead National Monument of America, Mackenzie plans to study and document the local ecology, while logging information into an illustrated journal. This journal will then be used as a reference for an educational mural, publication, or garden, depending on the needs of the monument. His public program will use the journal and illustrations to explain plant-wildlife-human relationships found within or near the monument.
Mackenzie will be working throughout the area of Homestead National Monument of America April 16 through April 30. He enjoys talking and welcomes sharing his art and creative abilities with all visitors.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), 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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