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Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park

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Montage of Trine Bumiller's paintings.
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News Release Date: July 2, 2014
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Visual Artist Trine Bumiller from Denver will continue to highlight this year's Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held July 2 and July 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  

Bumiller specializes primarily in oil painting. For her residency project at Rocky she plans to create 100 paintings to honor the park's up-coming centennial. These abstract, yet recognizable works, will capture Rocky's plant and animal life, geology, weather and history. Ms. Bumiller has previously been an Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park in Alaska. Her artwork has been featured in numerous exhibitions from coast-to-coast.

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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