Glacier Welcomes July Artist-in-Residence
Public Invited to July Programs
WEST GLACIER, MONT – Glacier is excited to have Artist Emily McIlroy here July 7th – August 2nd as our second Artist-in-Residence for the year. The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. Each artist will pursue their work while in the park, and then engage and inspire the public through an outreach program. The public programs will be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach.
Emily uses the practice of drawing and painting as a means of connecting inner and outer landscapes. Her work explores forces and life forms of the natural world as metaphors for human emotional experience, and points to the radical ways we are interrelated with our environment. During her residency, she will focus on the act of walking as part of her artistic process. Responding to Glacier’s wilderness through the creation of images and text, she will compose an aesthetic field guide that aims to connect visitors with their passage through the park.
While in Glacier, Emily will be offering three programs to the public. Details missing on the programs at this time will be shared later in the month.
Brown Bag Presentation (Meet and Greet the Artist)
Thursday July 12th from 12:00 pm -1 pm
Apgar Education Center, Apgar Village
Please join us as our very own Artist in Residence, Emily McIlroy, discusses her background as an artist, her artistic process and her hopes for her time here in Glacier National Park.
Friday, July 20th Time TBD
Please join us as our very own Artist in Residence, Emily McIlroy, leads an Artist Sketch-Walk, an opportunity for participants to use the practice of drawing as a way to observe and interpret the wilderness around them, as well as a means of exploring how to connect the wonders of nature with their own inner worlds.
Please contact us at glac_volunteer_program to be added to our email list for AiR presentation updates.
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