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Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Visual Artist Lori Discoe from Fort Collins, Colorado, will continue to highlight this year's Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held Wednesdays, July 15 and July 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.
Discoe uses pre-inked Scratchboard made with compressed kaolin clay to create her scientific illustrations. She adds light to create her images by using a sharp instrument to scratch the surface. Discoe has exhibited artworks at the Smithsonian National Zoo and throughout the country. She has previously been an Artist-in-Residence at Custer State Park in South Dakota. For her residency project she will create an artistic image for Rocky's centennial that captures an entourage entering Horseshoe Park for the park's original dedication ceremony in 1915.
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.