Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the Friends of Whiskeytown invite the park visitors for a free art demonstration with artist-in-residence David Seibert on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Visitor Center.
David Seibert is a plein air and figurative painter from Rhode Island and has devoted much of his time in capturing natural landscapes on various scales; from small pieces to murals spanning over forty feet. David will also be displaying current art pieces and studies from his stay at Whiskeytown.
Throughout the establishment of the national park system, artists have played a vital role in the preservation of our nation’s natural wonders. Today, artists continue to broaden and deepen public awareness of these national treasures by translating the national park’s mission into a visual medium and by facilitating the enjoyment and stewardship of park values to the public—many of whom never have the opportunity to visit their national parks.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is one of fewer than forty Artist-in-Residence Programs in the National Park Service. For nearly a decade, 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 best reflects the National Park Service’s commitment to the preservation of cultural and natural resources for the enjoyment of this and future generations.
The Artist-in-Residence Program’s public art demonstrations provide a wonderful opportunity for the local community to meet talented artists from around the nation and to discover the many different painting techniques that are commonly used throughout the art world.
For more information call the Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225, or visit www.nps.gov/whis.