Thursday Evening Talks

National Park Artists | River of Ink

July 14 | July 28, 2016

Thursday Evening Talks

Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m. | National Park Artist Talk & Slide Show  Artists have been drawn to the pristine beauty of the national parks since their designation. The National Park Service now hosts 50 artist-in-residence programs throughout the country. 4 Groveland artists, Robert Dorlac (Painted Desert, Isle RoyaleAcadia National Parks), Jean Gumpper (Rocky Mountain, Death Valley & Grand Canyon National Parks), Charles Lyon (Badlands National Park) and Holly Swift(Voyageurs National Park). have participated in this unique opportunity to document the diverse natural and cultural settings of our National Parks. Using their own photographs, stories and artworks, they will share their perspectives as national park artists. Free & open to the public.

Thursday, July 28, 7 pm | River of Ink: A History of Mississippi Travel Writing – Groveland Gallery invites the public to a gallery talk by Patrick Coleman, Senior Curator at the Minnesota Historical Society. Coleman specializes in Minnesota history, and hew will spend the evening discussing what others – historians, explorers, novelists and poets – have written about America’s most treasured river. Free & open to the public.

Both events are free & open to the public.