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Artist in Residence Demonstrates Printmaking

Artist in Residence

Photo provided by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Artist in Residence, Martha Martin, will be offering a hands-on public program on Saturday, October 26th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Martin will share how she creates a woodcut piece based on her vision along with demonstrating printmaking techniques.
Program participants will have the opportunity to make a print of their own and should come prepared with a simple line drawing or a black and white photocopy of an image they would like to replicate. Woodcut relief is an accessible method of art that does not require special tools. Pieces can be as simple or complicated as the artist chooses.
The Artist in Residence (AiR) program at Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides select artists with the chance to live in and create their art within Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 4-6 weeks. The program is made possible due to support from Friends of the Smokies and in collaboration with Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.  The artists create works of art and share experiences that promote an understanding of the need to preserve and care for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  As they experience the Park and pursue their body of work, they also have the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs.
Program participants will meet in front of Sugarlands Visitor Center at 2:30 p.m. The program will be held rain or shine. Due to the materials involved, this opportunity is limited to 20 participants.  For more information or to RSVP for this program, please contact Park Volunteer Coordinator, Christine Hoyer, at 865-436-1265.



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