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Hot Springs National Park welcomes Artist-in-Residence Mark David

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Hot Springs National Park and the National Park Service is going to welcome photographer Mark David as the newest member of the 2015 Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Program on Sunday, Nov. 1.

The AIR program provides professional two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, craft artists, video/filmmakers, performers, writers, poets, and composers the opportunity to be in residence at a national park, provide public programming for visitors and produce artwork for the national park’s permanent collection.

David will present a free instructional program on photography entitled “Taking Better Pictures” on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in the Fordyce Bathhouse; the Fordyce Bathhouse, which serves as the visitor center for Hot Springs National Park, is located at 369 Central Avenue. David will also display his Artist-in-Residence work as part of Gallery Walk on Friday, Nov. 6. Gallery Walk, a continuous Hot Springs tradition for over 25 years, is held the first Friday of each month to host openings of new exhibits by local, regional, national and international artists. Mr. David’s exhibition as part of Gallery Walk will be held at 5 p.m. in the Ozark Bathhouse (425 Central Avenue). Artwork by the previous participants of the Hot Springs National Park AIR program is on display in the Ozark Bathhouse and may be viewed for free on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 5:00 p.m.For more information, please call the Hot Springs National Park visitor center at (501) 620-6715.