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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the Friends of Whiskeytown invite park visitors to a free art demo and talk with artist-in-residence Dan Crowe on Friday June 14, 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Brandy Creek Beach. Dan will also display some of the paintings created during his stay at Whiskeytown. A recent graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, Dan has been working in the park since early June.
Throughout the establishment of the national parks, artists have played a vital role in of the formation and preservation of the nation’s natural wonders. Today, artists continue to broaden and deepen public awareness to these national treasures by translating the national park’s mission into a visual medium to facilitate enjoyment and stewardship values to the public—many of whom, never have the opportunity to visit their national parks.
Since 2003, Whiskeytown has annually hosted artists in the park for stays up to four weeks to produce new works. The artist donates an original piece of work which is selected by the park to best reflect the National Park Service's commitment to the preservation of cultural and natural resources for the enjoyment of this and future generations.