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Contact: Tom Farrell, 605-745-1130
Wind Cave National Park is displaying 13 art quilts created to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service during the month of June at the park visitor center. 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.
“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,” said 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, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 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 is available at www.nps.gov/home/centennialquilts. Quilt enthusiasts and all visitors will be able to Find Your Park through this unique exhibit.
“We’re very pleased to be part of this national exhibit honoring our parks during the Centennial of the National Park Service,” said Park Superintendent Vidal Dávila. “We encourage everyone to stop by the visitor center this month to view the quilts up close.”
The visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through August 20. Access to the exhibit is free.