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Contact: George Land, 760-367-5507
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, California –
Otis College of Art and Design has partnered with the park to create the Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory (JT Lab), an initiative which will explore a variety of ways that artists can contribute to the overall mission of the National Park Service. JT Lab is led by Rebecca Lowry; a Los Angeles based artist and lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design and assisted by recent graduate Jenny Kane.
As part of JT Lab, artists and National Park Service staff will develop new and innovative programs and projects that contribute to park sites and enhance visitor experience both at Joshua Tree and Mojave National Preserve. Other cooperating partners working within the framework include Copper Mountain College, the Mojave Desert Land Trust and BoxoProjects.
The first of several upcoming outreach projects in the park will be “Artists’ Tea”. This program will be offered every Sunday from 9am-11am, November 14-January 21 at Cap Rock and will feature local artists sharing their inspiration and creative thoughts with park visitors. Bring your own mug and enjoy a free cup of tea while finding out how the art community promotes and preserves the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Artists will vary from week to week.
For more information on the project and a listing of upcoming events, visit www.jtlab.info.