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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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Preserve Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Artist-In-Residence Program

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Date: September 4, 2012
Contact: Christopher Derman, 239-695-1165

Artists have had a long-standing impact on the formation, expansion and direction of our national parks. Painting the landscapes of the American West, visual artists like Thomas Moran, George Catlin and Albert Bierstadt focused attention on natural wonders in the western landscape, then unfamiliar to the eastern populace.

Today, painters continue to document national park landscapes with contemporary approaches and techniques. Writers, sculptors, musicians, composers, and other performing artists also draw upon the multifaceted quality of parks for inspiration.

The Artist-In-Residence Program at Big Cypress National Preserve offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the Preserve's inspiring landscape.

For more information about the Big Cypress Artist-In-Residence program, please use the following link:
http://www.nps.gov/bicy/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program.htm

For information on how to apply, please use the following link:
http://www.nps.gov/bicy/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program-how-to-apply.htm

 

Did You Know?

Alligator in the swamp.

HP Williams and Oasis Visitor Center are popular places to see alligators. The best time to see large congregations of alligators is typically January-May. Do not feed or approach wildlife.