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Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Photographers James and Jenny Tarpley

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News Release Date: August 20, 2014
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Photographers James and Jenny Tarpley from Marion, North Carolina will be the final artists for this year's Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held August 27 and September 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

For their residency they will research 100 years of photography at Rocky to recreate a series of present-day images that mirror pictures from the past. In this "past-present" approach, they also hope to capture images of wildlife in the landscape to draw viewers into the scene. The couple has previously been Artists-in-Residence at Congree National Park in South Carolina.

Six artists were selected for the summer 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park.Artists are provided with a creative, contemplative environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public.During their stay at the park, artists share their vision in two public presentations.

Artistic diversity, new ideas and creative uses of media were encouraged in the application process. Artists are given two-week residencies at the William Allen White cabin from June through September.For a specific schedule and to learn more about these artists go to: www.nps.gov/romo/supportyourpark/meet-our-2014-artists-in-residence.htm

Artists have had a long-standing impact on the formation, expansion and direction of our country's national parks.Musicians, composers, painters, writers, sculptors and other performing artists also draw upon the multifaceted quality of parks for inspiration.All of 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 some may never visit.Rocky Mountain National Park's Artist-In-Residence program provides artists the opportunity to become a part of a long established tradition of artists in our national parks.

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please contact the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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