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Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Photographer Ben Panter from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, will continue to highlight this year's Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held Wednesdays, July 29 and August 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.
Ben has been an Artist-in-Residence at Burren College of Art in Ireland, Artscape Toronto in Ontario, California, and the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts in Camden New Jersey, including serving as a Guest Artist at Ignite After School Program in the same town. His photos have been featured in many exhibitions across the country. For his residency project at Rocky he will create a two-dimensional image capturing scenes that highlight and track the movement of light, weather and/or wild creatures. He also plans to create paper stereoscopic viewers and images for park visitors so they can see the park from a different perspective. A limited number of his small prints will be available for visitors to take home as a memory of the park.
Six artists were selected for the summer 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park. Artists are provided with a creative, contemplative environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public. During their stay at the park, artists share their vision in two public presentations.
Artistic diversity, new ideas and creative uses of media were encouraged in the application process. Artists are given two-week residencies at the William Allen White cabin from June through September. For a specific schedule and to learn more about these artists go to: www.nps.gov/romo/getinvolved/supportyourpark/meet-our-2015-artists-in-residences.htm
Artists have had a long-standing impact on the formation, expansion and direction of our country's national parks.Musicians, composers, painters, writers, sculptors and other performing artists also draw upon the multifaceted quality of parks for inspiration. All of these artists translate the national park's purpose, as a place of pleasure and preservation, into images which bring others enjoyment and a deeper understanding of the parks some may never visit. Rocky Mountain National Park's Artist-In-Residence program provides artists the opportunity to become a part of a long established tradition of artists in our national parks.
For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please contact the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.