October 28, 2015
Contact: Carla Beasley, Chief of Interpretation, Education and Partnerships
, (570) 426-2413
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donohue announces that Marie Liu has been selected as the park’s Resident Artist for 2015/2016. Liu is the first artist to be selected for this new program. “The Resident Artist program provides opportunities for artists to create place- and story-based works while allowing the pubic to explore the park in new ways,” said Donahue. “Marie will serve as an ambassador, providing visitors with a way to experience the park through the arts.”
Throughout the fall, winter, spring and early summer, Liu will create a variety of park-inspired works. These works will be displayed at one of the park visitor centers during the summer of 2016 in celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary. Additionally, the artist will present various programs designed to introduce landscape painting to the public.
Marie Liu lives in Milford, PA and has been painting scenes of the area for several years. “I have been an outdoor enthusiast and landscape painter for a long time, but it wasn’t until I moved to this region that these elements seemed to crystalize. I am doing my best work here and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with park visitors in hopes that it will add to their experience and appreciation of this wonderful place,” she stated.