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Contact: Sheila Edridge, Artist-in-Residence Coordinator, (530)396-2353
Contact: Phyllis Swanson, (530)242-3421
The public is invited to an “Open Cabin” on Thursday, May 24th, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The artist cabin is located directly across from the entrance to Brandy Creek beach and picnic area on Kennedy Memorial Drive. The public will have the opportunity to see where National Park Artist-in-Residences live during their stay at Whiskeytown. Artist-in-Residence finalist Lynne Cunningham will help to host this event, and will have on display completed and in-progress paintings inspired by her weeklong stay at the park.
Whiskeytown is one of a handful of National Parks and Recreation Areas that has an ongoing Artist-in-Residence program. The goal of the program is to invite professional artists to reside in the park for two to four weeks and produce works that are inspired by their stay. During the artists’ visit they provide a public demonstration and at the end of their stay they donate to the park an original piece of art that was inspired by their interpretation of the park’s environment and landscape. Cunningham, a finalist for the 2007 Artist-in- Residence Program, will be available to discuss her work and the experiences she had during her stay at Whiskeytown.
It is recommended that visitors park in the parking lot at the entrance to Brandy Creek beach and picnic area then walk the short distance to the cabin site. A valid Whiskeytown park pass is required and must be displayed on your vehicle. For additional information or directions call the Whiskeytown Visitor Center at (530)246-1225.
Applications for the 2008 Artist-in-Resident Program will be available in late September. Sheila Edridge, Artist-in-Residence Coordinator will available at the “Open Cabin” to answer questions about the program or you may contact her at (530)396-2353.