Artists named for state parks residency program

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, along with North Dakota Council on the Arts, announced the selection of three artists for the 2024 Artist in Residency Program.

Artists are selected to spend seven or 10 days in a North Dakota state park. The residency provides opportunities for visitors to develop artistic skills and a deeper appreciation of the park-inspired artwork based on their experience in the parks. This round of the residency program received 16 applications.

The following artists were selected to complete their residencies in these state parks:

– Painter Lynae Hanson of Bismarck, Turtle River State Park, Aug. 12-19.

— Sculptor/painter Kim Eslinger of Bismarck, Fort Stevenson State Park, Oct. 10-20.

– Painter Korina Spratta of Hettinger, Cross Ranch State Park, Feb. 10-17, 2025.


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