Old Fall River Road will be closed in 2014 due to flood damage
Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. It is unknown at this time whether hikers and bicyclists will be allowed on the road. More »
Impacts from September 2013 Flood
Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »
Artists Selected for 2013 Program at Rocky Mountain National Park
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Six artists have been selected for the summer 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park. Artists will be provided with a creative, contemplative environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public. Artistic diversity, new ideas and creative uses of media were encouraged in the application process.
The artists selected along with their art medium are: Andy Nelson, Photographer from Manhattan, Kansas; Joy Keown, Water Media Artist from Laramie, Wyoming; Rob Wilson, Writer and Photographer from Novi, Michigan; Stan Honda, Photographer from New York City, New York; Bill McCormick, Musician and Composer from Carrboro, North Carolina; David Boye, Musician and Composer from Lincoln, Nebraska.
Artists are given two-week residencies at the William Allen White cabin from June through September. During their stay at the park, artists share their vision in two public presentations. These presentations are held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium through September 4. For a specific schedule and to learn more about these artists go to: www.nps.gov/romo/supportyourpark/meet-our-2013-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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