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The Robert Henri Museum & Art Gallery is hosting an Artist-in-Residence. Pamela Casarez, from Greeley, Colorado, has been spending her time in Cozad giving demonstrations, teaching classes and painting. 
Pamela Casarez’s artistic journey was launched among the cornfields and woodlands of Indiana where she was born and raised. Painting the landscapes of her home state connected Pamela with her family history as well as providing her the incentive to explore the parks and back roads that otherwise would have remained hidden from her. The curiosity that developed during the early years of Pamela’s art career has propelled her forward into new territories.  
 After a series of life changing events she chose to return to school to further her understanding of artistic theory and history. During her graduate studies at Kendall College of Art and Design her focus was on visually interpreting the changes mass media have brought to our understanding of self. The immersion of her time and energy into studying trans humanism, our slippage into an electronically dependent society and other post modern issues left her longing for connections to organic experiences.  
 The paintings featured at the Henri Museum represent Pamela’s response to moving to her beloved West. The wide-open spaces, mountains, blue skies and the people and animals that live in these spaces are featured in 28 oil and acrylic paintings. Her paintings capture the Western spirit in a fresh manner.  
Pamela’s artwork will be on display at the Robert Henri Museum through June 24, 2017. One of her paintings, a classic Cozad view of train tracks and a grain elevator, will be raffled off.  She will also be demonstrating her work at the Robert Henri Arts Festival on Saturday. Stop in at the museum to see Pamela’s work and support the Artist-in-Residence program at the Robert Henri Museum.