Glacier's Past Artists-in-Residence
During her time in Glacier, Helene photographed the park and guided a hike with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Missoula where each participant produced a body of photography and created poems written in quintain (five lines). See a pdf version of a slideshow of their finished work or view pictures from their week.
Myra Messick Simons
Myra Messick Simons has a Fine Arts degree with a minor in biology from the University of Cincinnati. She has done exhibit and design work for numerous museums including: the Museum Center of Cincinnati; the Dayton Museum of Natural History; the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Colorado Springs, CO; and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Simons worked with Glacier's Interpretive staff to create artwork for a set of new exhibits to be placed on the short paved loop behind the Logan Pass Visitor Center. The exhibits will focus on wildlife adaptations to survive in the alpine environment.
Mele created scientific illustrations of park flora and fauna for use as educational props and for activities related to Glacier's fire ecology programs.
ShaRiordan has been involved in theater arts for more than 25 years and has been a classroom theater arts teacher as well as a working artist for the last 15 years. She has extensive experience writing plays, directing, acting and developing curriculum.
Riordan helped Glacier develop a play for elementary school students to perform focusing on the influential artists in Glacier's history.
Dr. David Hsiung
Hsiung researched and wrote biographical information on the influential people in Glacier's history. His work was used in the park's "People in Glacier" education program that coincided with the park's centennial. His residency work is also being used by park staff for preparing and presenting interpretive programs and media for park visitors.
Mr. Ryan used natural materials to produce traditional products including a fire kit, a digging stick, baskets, and other items. These products are used in a variety of education programs to discuss cultural history in northwest Montana.
Tyler worked with Glacier Park staff to develop public astronomy talks, stargazing programs, an astrophotography class, and provided them with astronomical images for their interpretive programs.
Robin created an educational mural depicting the variety of habitats found in Glacier National Park and how these habitats change from east to west and from low to high elevations.
Seay created line-art illustrations suitable for children to color as well as natural history field sketches for use in pre- and post-visit materials for teachers.
Did You Know?
The "Backbone of the World" is the Blackfeet tribal name given to the greater Glacier National Park ecosystem.