Petrified Forest Welcomes the First Artist-In-Residence for the 2014 Season
Contact: Kip Woolford, (928) 524-6228 Ext. 273
Artists have impacted the formation, expansion and direction of our national parks. The work of many artists has also assisted in providing perspectives at parks that create meaningful experiences for our visitors. Today, artists continue to document national park landscapes with contemporary approaches and techniques. Artists from a wide variety of mediums draw upon the multifaceted quality of parks for inspiration. These artists translate the national park's purpose, as a place of pleasure and preservation, into images which bring others enjoyment and a deeper understanding of the parks to many Americans who may never visit. Petrified Forest National Park's Artist-In-Residence Program continues this tradition. Founded in 2006 as part of the Petrified Forest National Park's Centennial Celebration, the program continues to provide inspiration to park visitors. The Artist-In-Residence Program at Petrified Forest National Park offers artists the opportunity to pursue their discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.