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Contact: Brian Schwieger, 501-620-6703
Erin E. Hunter, science illustrator and graphic designer, will serve as this season’s second Artist-in-Residence at Hot Springs National Park. Her residency, which will include two public art workshops open to the public, will run from March 27 through April 11.
A resident of Monterey, CA, Hunter splits her work between fine art paintings depicting the natural world and technical illustrations for an academic science journal (Annual Reviews). Her personal work focuses on the interactions between plants and animals with a special interest in plant-pollinator relationships. She also is an instructor for the occasional weekend workshop, giving classes in natural history, drawing, and painting.
When not painting, teaching or working at the computer, Hunter says she can be found puttering in her backyard garden or hiking in coastal forests. She notes that she is looking forward to exploring the trails at Hot Springs National Park in search of wildflowers, bees and butterflies. In 2015, Erin served as one of nine artists-in-residence on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
During her residency, Erin will present two public programs, both free and open to the public.
Her first program, a plein air painting and field sketching demonstration, will be on Saturday, April 1 at noon outside the Ozark Bathhouse (425 Central Avenue); in the event of inclement weather, the program will be inside the Ozark Bathhouse. Her second program, a demonstration of her process for creating detailed illustrations from initial sketches to a final painting, will be on Saturday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ozark Bathhouse. Upon completion of her residency, Hunter will donate an original contribution to Hot Springs National Park’s permanent collection.
Hot Springs National Park is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events, please call the park at (501) 620-6715 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/hosp or on Facebook @HotSpringsNPS for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.