Mark your calendars for Art in the Park, the annual event at George Washington Carver National Monument, on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Presented in conjunction with National Park Week, Art in the Park is a free event showcasing the artwork of George Washington Carver.
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. guest artist Lowell Davis from Carthage, Missouri will provide a special presentation. Mr. Davis has been referred to as the “Norman Rockwell of Rural Art,” and his paintings reflect this style. His work as an artist has included cartoons, paintings, publications, and illustrations.
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. Plan to attend this fun-filled day and be inspired by the beauty of nature captured in the artwork.
For more information, contact the park at 417.325.4151 or visit www.nps.gov/gwca or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The park is located two miles west of Diamond, Missouri on Highway V, then 1/4 south on Carver Road.