June 9, 2016
Contact: Chiara Palazzolo, Acting Chief of Interpretation, Education and Partnerships
, (570) 426-2413
Contact: Marie Liu, Resident Artist
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donohue announces the park’s Resident Artist for 2015/2016, Marie Liu of Milford, PA, will present a series of free public events between June and August. “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.” Events for this summer include:
In celebration of the NPS Centennial, Liu’s work is on display at Kittatinny Point Visitor Center in NJ and at Dingmans Falls Visitor Center in PA through the summer.
Oil Painting Demonstrations
Visitors can take in the fresh air and beautiful scenery while observing the artist at work. She will be available to talk about the painting process or just allow visitors to observe as she works. The following demonstration sessions will be offered:
• Saturday, June 18 at Dingmans Falls Visitor Center from 11am - 2 pm
• Saturday, August 20 at Kittatinny Point Visitor Center from 11am - 2 pm
Special Presentation: The History of Art in the Upper Delaware River Valley
On Saturday, July 30 at 12 noon at the Marie Zimmermann House, Marie Liu will discuss the art that was created in and of the region that is now the park beginning with the Lenape Indians who once inhabited the area. The event will include an exhibit of Liu’s paintings that feature the metalwork of Marie Zimmermann and examples of the work of several artists who currently create art of the region.