January 21, 2020

“Artists in Residence – Gettysburg”

– Dave Geister and Pat Bauer

January 21, 2020

Dave Geister and Pat Bauer will provide an entertaining evening of art, music, poetry and tales of their adventures as artists-in-residence at Gettysburg in the summer of 2019.

Minneapolis artist David Geister is a storyteller with a paintbrush, who has created artwork for historic sites, publications and private collectors. He is the illustrator of more than 20 picture books, including Storm’s Coming, written by Margi Preus; Grandpa Alan’s Sugar Shack, written by Alan and Kamie Page; and B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet, written by his wife, Pat Bauer.  He was honored by the MN Council for the Social Studies with the “Friend of the Social Studies” award in 2019. Dave is a frequent visitor to schools, where he shares his passion for making art, creating stop-motion animation films and playing with toy soldiers!

Pat Bauer was a teacher for 38 years and will never stop being an educator! She is the author of B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet, illustrated by her husband, David Geister. She was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the MN Council for the Social Studies in 2017.  Pat served on the MN Task Force for the Commemoration of the Civil War, and the MN WWI Commemoration Task Force.  Along with Dave, she visits schools, libraries, and other venues, to share her love and knowledge of history, literature, music and art.