The Visiting Artist program is an opportunity for professional or novice artists of all disciplines and ages to experience a creative endeavor inspired by nature. Applications are available on this page during application time, which begins on the first business day of April. Deadline is May 15, 4:30 PM, at Hartman Reserve. The selected artist or ensemble will receive a cash award and the opportunity to present a program, show, or performance at Waterloo Center for the Arts and Hearst Center for the Arts. Please call 319-277-2187 with any questions.
Children's Listening Walk
The Children's Listening Walk was developed for children of all ages to experience the sounds, rhythms, and even the silence found outdoors. Nature is a symphony--just listen and play along! The walk was created by Dr. Hannah Porter Occeña, the 2020 Hartman Reserve Visiting Artist. You can learn about Hannah's experiences as Visiting Artist and listen to her play flute below.
Visit each of the Children's Listening Walk stations at Hartman,
then click on each of these sound files to hear the
recording for each station:
Station 1: Bioretention Cell
Station 2: Overlook
Station 3: Tadpole Pond
Station 4: Sensory Trail
Station 5: At the Trail Head
MEET OUR 2020 VISITING ARTIST
We're excited to announce our Hartman Reserve Visiting Artist for 2020, Dr. Hannah Porter Occeña! Hannah presently is Assistant Professor of Flute at UNI and Principal Flute with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra in Topeka, KS. Her proposal, “A Flute in Nature,” will explore the sounds of nature as expressed through the sound of the flute. Hannah has been on the grounds at Hartman Reserve, recording visuals and outdoor flute performances. You can see one of her musical tours of Hartman on this video.
Program History of Artists
2011: Doug Davis, oil painting
2012: Sarah Deppe, ephemeral outdoor sculpture
2013: Riley Martin, oil pastels and painting
2014: Sarah Etringer, oil pastels and painting, assembly art
2015: Brittany Deal, cyanotype printing
2016: Tim Ferry III, composer and pianist
2017: Malin Palani, puppetry and performance art
2018: Angela Waseskuk, natural dyes for textiles
2019: Caylin Graham, oil and acrylic painting, plein air painting
2020: Dr. Hannah Porter Occeña, flutist and composer
VISITING ARTIST SPONSORS
Thank you to all the sponsors of this program. They, too, believe in the power of nature to inspire art and contribute to your well-being.