June 8, 2016
Contact: Dana M. Dierkes
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CALIFORNIA – Come explore Sequoia National Park through art and music this summer! Special programs include:
Saturday, June 10, 2016, from 2-4 p.m. – in Sequoia National Park at Giant Forest Museum Plaza –
Join Mark Hicks, an award-winning artist and illustrator, for a 1-mile family walk discussing some of his paintings and sketches of plants and animals in the park. After returning to Giant Forest Museum, take a photo with your camera using wild animal masks and a backdrop, color and create masks, and complete activity pages created by Mark. Available for kids of all ages. FREE
Mark has created artwork for numerous publishers and organizations around the globe—including Grand Canyon National Park. In addition, he is an author and illustrator of children's books and creates art for apparel, greeting cards, magazines, websites, and more.
Friday, July 1, from 8-9 p.m. – in Sequoia National Park at the Lodgepole Campground Amphitheater –
Join Dana Falconberry and Medicine Bow Band for avante-folk songs that evoke the beauty of the natural world, the wondrous landscapes of the United States, and the stunning physical geography of the surroundings. FREE
This year Dana and her band are performing in several national parks—including Crater Lake National Park, White Sands National Monument, and Saguaro National Monument—in honor of the National Park Service's Centennial Anniversary.
Wednesday, July 6, from 8-9 p.m. – in Sequoia National Park at Mineral King's Cold Springs Campground Amphitheater –
Dana Falconberry (solo) – Listen to Dana's avante-folk songs evoke the beauty of the natural world, the wondrous landscapes of the United States, and the stunning physical geography of the surroundings. FREE
The Artist-in-Residence program offers the adventure of living and working in a national park while having the opportunity to create works that generate an understanding and dialogue about the need to preserve Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The artists' willingness to share their inspiration with others is a central tenet of the Artist-in-Residence program.
These programs are part of the National Park Service Centennial Anniversary celebration at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in 2016. The National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday on August 25, 2016. The goal of the Centennial is to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.