Dry Tortugas Artists-in-Residence Public Presentations in Key West October 1 and 4

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Date: September 25, 2015
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Contact Katie Corrigan, 305-242-7714
Contact: National Parks Arts Foundation: Tanya Ortega, 505-715-6492

Dry Tortugas National Park and the National Park Arts Foundation (NPAF) are pleased to announce public events being held in Key West on October 1 and 4 by the first resident artist Anna Glynn.  Both events are free and open to the public. 


A foundation dedicated to bringing world class arts to the National Parks provided a once in a lifetime opportunity for Australian Multimedia Artist Anna Glynn and her partner, Biologist, Art Worker and Curator Peter Dalmazzo, to live for a month on a pristine isolated Florida key with its own old lighthouse.  


After coming back from Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas, the Artists-in-Residence will present public programs at two locations in the Keys. They will premiere excerpts from new work and share experiences during their residency, an extended trailer for a new multimedia project, and will speak about their exciting time at Dry Tortugas National Park and also about their past work. 


The first of these events will be held on Thursday, October 1 (6:30 p.m.) at the Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center, located at 35 E Quay Rd, Key West, Florida 33040. Phone (305) 809-4750.  http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/eco_discovery.html


The second event will be a reception and gala public presentation on Sunday, October 4 (6-8 p.m.) at the Tropic Cinema, located at 416 Eaton St, Key West, Florida. Website: http://www.tropiccinema.com/  Call the Tropic at (877) 761-3456 for more information.


Also attending will be the President of the National Parks Arts Foundation, Tanya Ortega, Emmy award winning Filmmaker and Activist Ylonda Viola, the two Dry Tortugas Artists-in-Residence, Anna Glynn and Peter Dalmazzo, and from the Park Service, Park Manager Glenn Simpson.


The events were made possible through the valued cooperation or support of the following: Florida Keys Council of the Arts, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, The National Marine Sanctuaries in the Keys, and the National Parks Arts Foundation. The Foundation is always looking for donations to fund these and other arts programs at National Parks. Please visit www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org to see how you can help. 


For interview scheduling or media contacts, please call Tanya Ortega at (505) 500-2582 or email admin@nationalparksartsfoundation.org



Anna Glynn is a multimedia artist, originally from Melbourne, whose work includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, writing, music, sound, installation, film, animation and theatre. Glynn’s art-practice has been inspired by her working and collaborating internationally exploring different cultures and new materials.


Peter Dalmazzo is an Australian environmental scientist, arts worker and curator. Dalmazzo has more than 26 years experience working in the fields of biology, estuarine and coastal management, environmental planning and assessment, public place planning, community engagement and education. 

Last updated: October 3, 2015

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