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Parks on display

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Photographers from New Madrid, Oran and Cape Girardeau are among those featured at a exhibition of their work from National Parks at the Hart Stepp Gallery in New Madrid. John Gilbert, one of the photographers, is pictured among some of the photographs which can be viewed free Wednesday through Saturday at the Gallery located at 711 Water Street.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Photo exhibit gives glimpse of National Parks


NEW MADRID -- The price of gasoline may make that trip to one of the nation's National Parks out of reach this summer, but a local photography exhibit provides a glimpse of the wonders that can be seen from coast to coast.

Photographs by eight artists of the National Parks are on display through May 30 at the Hart Stepp Gallery in New Madrid.

New Madrid photographer and one of the organizers of the exhibit, John Gilbert, said the idea of featuring the national parks came about after talking with local educators. Gilbert said local elementary schools were interested in tours which could be tied in with students' history lessons.

The photographs take viewers from Maine's Arcadia National Park to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee all the way to Mount Rushmore in the South Dakota's Black Hills and Utah's Zion National Park.

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