“Art Away From Home” With Artist-in-Residence Amanda Palmer at Homestead National Monument

The Artist In Residence program at Homestead National Monument of America starts early this year. Our first artist, Amanda Palmer, is a native Nebraskan, most recently from the Adirondacks of New York, living full-time on the road. She is traveling the National Park system and drawing inspiration from her current surroundings, wherever they may be. You are invited to join her for a talk on “Art Away from Home” on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Homestead Heritage Center. This is the seventh year of the monument’s Artist-in-Residence program. There is no registration necessary and the program is free.

Amanda’s work encompasses many media including woodblock printing, drawing, writing and photography. She will be talking about her Nebraska roots, artwork and inspiration drawn from time spent in the outdoors and in National Parks. Her presentation will include photographs and drawings as well as a display of her woodblock printing tools.

Amanda will be working throughout the grounds of Homestead National Monument of America through March 29th. Since she feels she can always learn more from other artist and naturalists, or folks with knowledge of the local environment, she welcomes fellow artists, photographers and visitors to stop and draw with her for a while, or to introduce themselves and talk! To learn more about Amanda’s work visit www.wanderartist.com.

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 http://www.nps.gov/home/.

The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.