Rocky Mountain National Park will be displaying 13 art quilts, created to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, during September, 2016 at the Fall River Visitor Center. The exhibition will open September 6 and the quilts will remain on exhibition through Sunday, September 25. The quilts were created by Fiber Works, a group of textile artists from the Lincoln-Omaha, Nebraska area. The artists were inspired by their favorite national park site. The quilts are on a year-long tour of the 13 chosen parks. From Rocky Mountain the quilts will travel to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
"The National Park system is a gift to all Americans. For one hundred years places of historical significance, structures of great merit and many of the natural wonders of our country have been preserved and protected. The National Park system is a symbol of what it means to be an American. We each felt moved by our chosen park or monument to design a piece of fiber art to represent it. We hope others will enjoy viewing the pieces we have created from our hearts" stated Cynthia Levis of Fiber Works.
Parks on the tour include, in order of exhibition, Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, Joshua Tree National Park in California, Saguaro National Park in Arizona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, Glacier National Park in Montana, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, Everglades National Park in Florida, and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in Missouri. The schedule for this exhibition can be found at www.nps.gov/home/centennialquilts.
For information about Rocky Mountain National Park please visit www.nps.gov/romo or call 970-586-1206.