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Contact: Krystina Isaac, 928-567-3322 x 228
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host two local artists as part of their new Artist in Residence program.
July 16-30 – David “Monk” Portolano.
Join us at Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well for some beautiful poetry inspired by the National Park Service and the Verde Valley. David will give spoken word performances at Montezuma Castle on Saturday, July 21st and Saturday, July 28th at 10am.
August 1-13 – Davis Maho (Hopi)
Join us at Tuzigoot National Monument as we host Hopi weaver Davis Maho. Davis will have his loom set up inside the Tuzigoot museum. You can see watch him weaving from 9:00am-1:00pm Thursday-Monday and he will give special programs on Saturday, August 4th and Saturday, August 11th at 11:00 am. His weavings will be available for sale, cash only.
The National Park Service will be looking to fill additional Artist in Residence positions this winter. To inquire, please contact Krystina_Isaac@nps.gov.
These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors’; tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
Over 20,000 National Park Service employees care for over 400 of America’s national parks and monuments and create close-to- home recreational and cultural opportunities.
Montezuma Castle is located off Interstate 17, exit 289, at 2800 N. Montezuma Castle Highway. Tuzigoot is located in Clarkdale, AZ at 25 Tuzigoot Road. For additional information, call the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center at 928-567-3322, extension 0.
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