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Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608
Contact: Laurel Rematore, 970-529-4445
The 2015 Mesa Verde National Park Artists in Residence (AIR) have been selected and will be in residence as follows:
April 27 - May 10: Jerry Fleury, photographer
May 11 - May 24: David Arkenstone, musician/composer
August 31 - September 13: Susan Madden, landscape quilter
September 14 - September 27: Lisa Skyhorse, saddle making, leather painting
September 28 - October 11: Milt Beens, plein air in oil
Each artist will offer a free public program in the park on the second Thursday of their residency. The time and location of each program will be announced separately.
Mesa Verde National Park’s AIR program offers professional artists the opportunity to become part of a long established tradition of artists creating art in our national parks. This year’s Artists in Residence were selected from 45 applicants by a jury consisting of a Mesa Verde National Park ranger and three professional artists. Learn more at www.nps.gov/meve/supportyourpark/artists_in_residence.htm.
The AIR program is managed by the nonprofit Mesa Verde Museum Association (MVMA), the park’s innovative educational partner that inspires life-long stewardship of the Mesa Verde region’s cultural and natural heritage. Through MVMA’s operation of park bookstores, free or low-cost seminars, workshops, and special programs, visitors of all ages gain a new, behind-the-scenes understanding of Mesa Verde. Proceeds from all association programs support Mesa Verde National Park. Learn more at www.mesaverde.org.