Homestead National Monument of America’s Artist-in-Residence for October is Richard Eskin

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  2. October 4, 2012 2:19 pm

Join Homestead National Monument of America’s final 2012 Artist-in-Residence Richard Eskin, a photographer and ecologist from Towson, Maryland, who will be at the monument from October 4-21, 2012. He desires to create a body of work that “will incorporate scale and complexity: a seemingly homogeneous expanse of grassland until you look closely and carefully to observe the diversity and complexity.”

For his first public program at the Homestead Education Center on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 1 p.m., Eskin will speak about what has influenced him as a photographer, including other photographers and poetry. He will also speak about how technological innovations, such as digital panoramas and focus stacking has influenced how he photographs. For his second public program on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2 p.m., Eskin will share the photographs he has taken during his residency at the monument. He will also be willing to answer questions about anything photography-related.

“As we commemorate the 150th¬†Anniversary of the signing of the Homestead Act of 1862, we have been fortunate to host a great group of artists who have shared their gifts and passion as it connects to the homesteading story. We look to Richard Eskin’s residency and as the other 2012 artists have done, hopefully he will gain knowledge and be inspired to create something unique during his time here,” stated Homestead’s Superintendent Mark Engler. This is the monument’s fourth year of the Artist-in-Residence program, and Eskin is the last of five artists who were selected this year.

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2012, the 150th Anniversary of the Homestead Act of 1862. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. The monument’s hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit¬†http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.


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