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Contact: Sean Denniston, 530-242-3445
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is pleased to announce a free drawing lesson for youth between the ages of 12 and 20, by current Artist-in-Residence Marti Weidert. Join Ms. Weidert at Brandy Creek Beach and learn to see Whiskeytown in new ways through art. The lesson will be held onSaturday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Brandy Creek Beach (near the lifeguard stand). Participants are encouraged to bring a beach chair to the event. Materials will be provided for the first 10 participants.
The paintings of Marti Weidert capture the individual visual experiences that memorialize places, things and ideas that count: places of unusual significance, favorite objects, special times or people. Born in California, Marti began her formal art education at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C. at age 10, where she received painting instruction for youth. Inspired by color, line, emotion (part of realism) and the joy of working plein aire, she invested in more training in San Diego, Trinity County, Shasta College and independent work. Since 1996, both collectors and artists have acknowledged her as a talented painter. Her paintings now hang in permanent and private collections in California.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area’s Artist in Residence Program invites professional artists to spend quality time exploring the natural and cultural landscapes of the park. Through the assistance of the Friends of Whiskeytown and the National Park Service, the artists usually produce several paintings during their visit and donate one of their works to the park’s art collection.
Brandy Creek Beach is located off of J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive, approximately 5 miles from the visitor center on Highway 299. This event is free to attend, however vehicles must still display a valid entrance pass.
For more information about the Whiskeytown Artist-in-Residence program or this event please contact Sean Denniston at (530) 242-3445. For more information about Whiskeytown, please call or stop by the Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.daily, or call (530) 246-1225. You can also visit the park on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/
WhiskeytownNationalRecreationA or the park website at: www.nps.gov/whis rea