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Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
Six artists have been selected for the summer 2008 Artist-in-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park. Artists will be provided with a creative, contemplative environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public. Artistic diversity, new ideas and creative uses of media were encouraged in the application process.
Six artists were selected out of seventy-eight applicants from throughout the United States. The artists selected along with their art medium are: Kevin Muente, Visual Artist from Erlanger, Kentucky; Daniel Kellogg, Composer from Erie, Colorado; John Taft, Visual Artist from Longmont, Colorado; Laura Jacques, Visual Artist from Cromwell, Connecticut; Cory Hills, Storyteller, Musician and Performing Artist from Lawrence, Kansas and Will LaPage, Poet from Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Artists are given two-week residencies at the William Allen White cabin from June through September. During their stay at the park, artists share their vision in two public presentations. Dates and times of public presentations will be announced.
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 and for specific dates and locations for the artist programs please contact the park information office at (970) 586-1206.