March 28, 2017

Art in the National Parks (National Parks Speaker Series)
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Malpass Library Garden Lounge
Description: Art in the National Parks

When one thinks of art related to the National Parks, what immediately comes to mind is likely painting, such as the work of Thomas Moran in, or photography, such as Ansel Adams’s work in Yosemite. It is less likely that people will think of music when discussing the topic of art in the National Parks. If they do, they might name works like the Grand Canyon Suite, by Ferde Grofé, or Appalachian Spring, by Aaron Copland. Those who are really knowledgeable about the National Parks might know that there is one park - Wolf Trap National Park near Washington, D.C. - that is dedicated to the performing arts.

Dr. James Romig, Professor of Music at Western Illinois University, and Ashlee Mack, Head of Piano Instruction at Knox College, will talk about their experiences as artists in residence in the National Parks in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Dr. Romig and Ms. Mack have participated in artist in residence programs at Petrified Forest National Park (2009), Grand Canyon National Park (2012) and Wupatki National Monument (2013). They will spend the month of December 2017 as artists-in-residence at Everglades National Park. Dr. Romig’s residency at Petrified Forest National Park yielded his
Contact Information:
 Linda Zellmer
 Phone: 309-298-2723
 Email: LR-Zellmer@wiu.edu
Source: Libraries

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
Calendar Administration: webstaff@wiu.edu