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A Season of Art and Nature

A Season of Art and Nature

This week, we are joined by John Lasater, the 2014 Artist in Residence for the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, thanks to a generous Art and Nature grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation.  John is an active fine artist, travelling the country for outdoor painting (plein air) shows. He has won Best of Show honors in...
An Artist's Love

An Artist’s Love

It’s interesting what we come to love in life. In 2013, I came to love the Illinois River Watershed for all the reasons love grows: it’s beautiful, it needs help, it gives back. Illinois River Watershed Partnership is doing so much to foster this appreciation, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be the Artist...
Seeing the Beauty Around Us -- The Illinois River Salon

Seeing the Beauty Around Us — The Illinois River Salon

We are pleased to feature a guest author this week, John P. Lasater IV, who also serves as the IRWP Artist in Residence for 2013.  John is a full-time artist living in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. His studio overlooks the beautiful Illinois River valley on the border of Oklahoma. He is also the co-founder of Heart...