Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the Friends of Whiskeytown invite park visitors for a free art demonstration with artist-in-residence Amy Gibbs on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Visitor Center. Amy Gibbs is a pastel landscape painter who lives and works in Colorado.
Amy Gibbs will set up her easel at the visitor center overlook to paint with pastels, and will have some supplies available for anyone to try their hand at a small pastel piece. Children 8 years old and up are welcome to participate. There will be a small shelter in case of rain.
Throughout the establishment of the National Park System, artists have played a vital role in the preservation of our nation’s natural wonders. Even today, artists continue to broaden and deepen public awareness of these national treasures by translating the national park’s mission visually which can communicate the enjoyment and stewardship of park values to the public and to people who may 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. Please join us on Tuesday, November 28th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the visitor center to meet one of Whiskeytown’s artists in residence, Amy Gibbs, to discuss her artwork and her experience at Whiskeytown.
For more information call the Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225, or visit www.nps.gov/whis.
For additional information about the park’s Artist-in-Residence Program, please contact Tommie Scherf at (530) 242-3410. To learn more about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/whis.