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Hands-On Art with Artist-in-Residence Heather Heckel at Homestead National Monument of America

Painting of a black horse with it's back to the viewer standing in front of a water trough.
Painting by Heather Heckel

Courtesy Heather Heckel

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News Release Date: July 9, 2019

Contact: Susan Cook, 402-223-3514

On Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2 p.m., Homestead National Monument of America Artist-in-Residence Heather Heckel will present an interactive craft class in which participants will create their own designs using radial symmetry. This class is free and open to all ages. All supplies will be provided.
Heather Heckel will be in residence at Homestead National Monument of America from July 16 through July 29. During her stay at the monument, Heckel will work on her paintings out on the grounds of the monument and in the buildings. Visitors are welcome to come and visit with her during her residency.
Heckel is currently an art teacher at Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School in Port Washington, New York.  She has completed Artist-in-Residencies at other National Park Service sites including Indiana Dunes National Park, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Weir Farm National Historic Site, and Hot Springs National Park.
“We are excited to have such an experienced artist work with us,” stated Superintendent Mark Engler. “We hope that our visitors take advantage of her stay here by interacting with Heather.”
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2019. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).

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. Current hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit

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Last updated: July 9, 2019

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