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      Art in the Park/Earth Day Celebration at George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond


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      April 18, 2020

      Saturday  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      5646 Carver Road
      Diamond, Missouri 64840

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      Art in the Park/Earth Day Celebration at George Washington Carver National Monument

      Art in the Park/Earth Day Celebration
      Diamond, Missouri Mark your calendars for “Art in the Park/Earth Day,” the annual event at George Washington Carver National Monument, on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Presented in conjunction with National Park Week, Art in the Park/Earth Day is a free event showcasing the artwork of George Washington Carver and an opportunity to celebrate Earth Day early.

      George Washington Carver was inspired by the natural environment and gained a sense of serenity and personal rejuvenation from his artistic work. Plein air artists will set up along the trail, capturing the beauty of the woodlands, prairie, and streams. Artists will conduct art workshops throughout the day and visitors are encouraged to participate. A “budding artists” area will feature natural dyes, painting color swatches, and other children’s art activities.

      At 11:00 a.m., a park ranger will share the program “Expressions of the Soul,” featuring Carver’s artistic creations including some of his original artwork on display in the museum.

      At 1:00 p.m., Featured artist/guest speaker Linda Teeter. She is a photographer and owner of the Urban Art Gallery in Joplin, Missouri. Teeter is active and a longtime leader in the Joplin arts community. In 2008, she initiated Joplin’s Third Thursdays Art Walk and is a founding member of the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition.
      The Earth Day celebration will include a special film,"Earth, The Inside Story," (12:00 p.m., Length: 56 minutes) and crafts from recycled materials throughout the day.

      At 2:00 p.m., visitors are invited to view the film, "Against the Odds, the Artists of the Harlem Renaissance." This 60- minute documentary features rich archival footage and more than 130 rarely seen paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by black artists.

      This “Find Your Park” event invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.

      Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the birthplace and childhood home of George Washington Carver, scientist, educator, and humanitarian. The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then ¼ mile south on Carver Road. For more information, please call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., visit the park website at www.nps.gov/gwca, or visit the park Facebook page. #FindYourPark #EncuentreTuParque

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Kids & Family | Art Galleries & Exhibits

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