Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Photographer Michael Lang
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Photographer Michael Lang of Lakewood, Colorado, will continue to highlight this year's Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held July 30 and August 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.
Lang's striking images have been showcased in many Front Range galleries in Colorado. For his residency project at Rocky he plans to create a series of black and white images to highlight the park's unique qualities through unusual lighting. In these images he also hopes to capture the park from different perspectives that of an outdoors person, visitor, photographer and historian.
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.
Did You Know?
The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.