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Contact: Margie Steigerwald, 406-888-5838
Contact: Tim Rains, 406-888-7895
Glacier National Park Media Release
June 09, 2016
Margie Steigerwald 406-888-5838
Tim Rains 406-888-7895
Glacier Artist-in-Residence Presents Program
Public Invited to Brown-Bag Luncheon Presentation
WEST GLACIER, MT –The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center at Glacier National Park is hosting a brown bag luncheon presentation by watercolor Artist-in-Resident Suze Woolf on Friday, June 17from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the park's Community Building in West Glacier. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Suze Woolf is a watercolor artist. Her art seeks to capture intense visual experiences and bring attention to the impact humans have on the environment.
"Whether it is my anxiety about climate change expressed in paintings of burned-over forests, or the eerily beautiful and faintly disturbing paintings of night-time industrial settings, I know that my best work contains both awe and ambivalence," said Woolf.
Woolf has recently focused on fire as an agent of change in her art. During her residency, she plans to explore how landscapes are affected by fire, in particular fire-scarred trees. Jessica Kusky, manager of the Artist-in-Residence program at Glacier National Park said, "Fire has a long history with public lands. We thought this was a nice way to have that conversation."
Recent exhibitions of Woolf's artwork include two exhibitions in Washington state,"Slash &Burn" at the Kirkland Art Center, and "The Meaning of Wood" at Lower Columbia College, as well as the Zion Plein Air Invitational in Utah. For more information on Suze Woolf and her artwork visit her website at www.suzewoolf-fineart.com.
The Artist-in-Residence program at Glacier National Parkoffers professional artists an opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape. Each artist is able to pursue their work while in the park, and engage and inspire the public through an outreach program. The public programs will be related to each Artists-in-Residence experience and may be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Each of this year's artists will be highlighting the centennial of the National Park Service's through their artwork and visitor engagement..For more information regardingthe Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence program visit the program website.
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