“Inspired by the National Parks” features work of U.S. National Park Artists in Residence

Exciting news item to share: I’ve been included in an invitational exhibit at the Schlueter Art Gallery in Milwaukee! Driving down to deliver six watercolor paintings later this week — which will be paired with poems inspired by my work in the National Parks. Here’s the gallery’s publicity blurb:

In conjunction with Wisconsin Lutheran College’s popular Fine Arts Summer Arts in the Park concerts, Schlueter Art Gallery will host an art exhibit celebrating the work of U.S. National Park Artists in Residence. Artists, along with writers and poets, have played a major historical role in establishing national parks, inspiring Congress and the public to protect the unique and diverse landscapes of America because of their art. Artists continue the tradition today. Over 29 national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges select and host artists each year to make artworks reflecting the special qualities of each place and their individual response from a contemporary, current perspective. Wisconsin Lutheran College Schlueter Art Gallery is privileged to host a sampling of past artists in residence including Diane Bywaters, Kathleen M. Heideman, Kathy Hodge, Geri Schrab and Wisconsin Lutheran College art professor Kristin Gjerdset.

Schlueter Art Gallery, Wisconsin Lutheran College
8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Summer Gallery Hours: M-F 9 am – 4 pm plus Saturday July 6 from 9 am – 5 pm;
Opening Reception on July 12, 4-7 pm.

I’m honored to have been selected for this show, and I hope some of my friends and family in Wisconsin will be able to attend this gallery opening. Along with selections from my poetry manuscript “Department of the Interiors,” I’ll be showing a painting of the Sage Creek Wilderness area from Badlands National Park, a painting of the Tweddle Schoolhouse at Sleeping Bear Dunes, three paintings depicting the Tobin Harbor/Scoville Point area of Isle Royale National Park, and a painting of Rynearson Pond from my residency at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin.

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