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AIR images wanted for NPS Centennial Video project

I recently received this email looking for images of art happening in the national parks. Sabrina is looking for images of work created in the parks or situational images without people (for example your easel set up in the park),…

Hespera Stones on the New England National Scenic Trail

Christopher Frost: Hespera Stones on the New England Trail

Exploring the role of art in the New England landscape, sculptor Christopher Frost’s Hespera Stones illuminate shaded paths along the New England National Scenic Trail (NET) in Skinner State Park in Hadley, Massachusetts. Each of the three solar-powered stones glows with a stanza of Emily Dickinson’s “The Mountains Stood In Haze.”

Frost’s previous work includes art in national and state parks in Massachusetts, including Boston National Historical Park, Bradley Palmer State Park and Maudslay State Park. In consultation with park and trail managers at the Appalachian Mountain Club, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the National Park Service, Frost chose the scenic Holyoke Range as the site for the installation.

The project was funded by the Fund for the Arts, a restricted fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible by generous support from anonymous donors. One of the goals for the NET is to be a national model for using art in the interpretation of National Scenic Trails. The 215-mile, volunteer-maintained New England Trail was designated as a National Scenic Trail in Connecticut and Massachusetts in 2009.

Comptroller Maragos Promotes Artist Xiomaro’s “Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill:  The ‘Unseen’ Summer White House:” Photographic Exhibit

For Immediate Release Contact: Jostyn Hernandez | 516-571-2383 Contact:  Xiomaro | www.xiomaro.com | Email Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, in collaboration with County Executive Edward Mangano and the National Parks Service’s Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, will host a photo exhibit displaying…

Field Notes member creates online newspaper

Wander Artist NewsCame across a great link on Twitter (@wanderartist) from our own member Amanda Palmer. She’s put together an online newspaper called Wander Artist News – art interests, environment, national parks and more. Here’s the link . Subscribe to her newsletter, I did!

Artists-in-Residence Sought for San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

Deadline April 30 for this summer or fall residencies! The 2015 Artists in Residence program is open to artists and teachers of any professional skill set. The Angeles National Forest, which also encompasses the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, offers participants one to two weeks of lodging, depending on availability and the proposal submitted.

Artists and teachers selected for the program will have the opportunity to work on their creative project proposals in a forest setting, high above the heat of the city.
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Applications are rated on merit by representatives from the professional arts community. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2015.

More info at
http://www.angelescrest.org/artist

Applications being accepted now for New Hampshire’s White Mountain Artist in Residence Program

Artist in Residence White Mountain National Park

The White Mountain National Forest is partnering with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire to continue the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program begun in 2011 as part of the Weeks Centennial Celebration. We are now seeking applications from interested artists in all media for 2015, the 5th year of the program. Application deadline is April 17, 2015. [MORE]

In my inbox this morning…

photographing_acadiaCongratulations to Colleen Miniuk-Sperry (@cmscms-photo.com) for the recommendation of her book Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide To When, Where, And How in the National Parks Traveler’s article “Some Good Reads to Prepare You For the National Parks” [MORE]

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National Parks Now design competition

National Parks Now is a competition inviting multidisciplinary teams of young professionals to develop strategies for reshaping the national parks visitor experience. As examples of the broadly multidisciplinary partnerships teams are encouraged to form, we imagine the following creative combinations:…

Environmental Journal: R.I. artist Kathy Hodge finds inspiration in national parks

Artist Kathy Hodge, left, and Forest Service Ranger Chrissy Post paddle back to the Sumdum Ranger after spending the day near Dawes Glacier, in Alaska. Rangers surveyed the impact of an informal trail above the glacier while Hodge worked on a painting. Photo by Solan Jensen, Wilderness Ranger TAFT

Artist Kathy Hodge, left, and Forest Service Ranger Chrissy Post paddle back to the Sumdum Ranger after spending the day near Dawes Glacier, in Alaska. Rangers surveyed the impact of an informal trail above the glacier while Hodge worked on a painting. Photo by Solan Jensen, Wilderness Ranger TAFT


BY RICHARD SALIT, JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
rsalit@providencejournal.com
Kathy Hodge’s remarkable artistry and her love of nature have taken her to some of the most scenic wilderness areas of the United States — all thanks to little-known national programs for artists.
I’ve heard Kathy, an online producer at The Providence Journal, talk about her trips over the years. With her latest one to a remote part of Alaska, I knew readers of this column would appreciate her wonderful experiences.
Kathy, who’s 57 and from Riverside, has been taking advantage of artist-in-residence programs that are being offered at national parks and forests. They provide free lodging and the support of rangers to those who lead workshops and produce artwork that promotes the parks [MORE]