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Nature & Visitor Center
Crane Trust is pleased to announce Pat Branting as our featured artist November through January.
Pat grew up loving the outdoors along the Platte River, nearby lakes, and beautiful sandhills surrounding North Platte, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BA in education and an art minor. Moving to Bozeman, Montana in 1976, she continued to paint and be inspired by the mountains, lakes, and rivers. With her two sons, she spent countless hours over the years hiking, observing, photographing and painting the Montana landscape. The wildlife present in this setting influences much of her work. Retired from a teaching…