Bushkill, PA- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announces that the park’s Resident Artist for 2015/2016, Marie Liu of Milford, PA, will present a free public event between on July 30. “The Resident Artist program provides opportunities for artists to create place- and story-based works while allowing the pubic to explore the park in new ways,” said Donahue. “Marie will serve as an ambassador, providing visitors with a way to experience the park through the arts.”
Special Presentation: The History of Art in the Upper Delaware River Valley
On Saturday, July 30 at 12 noon at the Marie Zimmermann House, Marie Liu will discuss the art that was created in and of the region that is now the park beginning with the Lenape Indians who once inhabited the area. The event will include an exhibit of Liu’s paintings that feature the metalwork of Marie Zimmermann and examples of the work of several artists who currently create art of the region.
In celebration of the NPS Centennial, Liu’s work is on display at Kittatinny Point Visitor Center in NJ and at Dingmans Falls Visitor Center in PA through the summer.
about Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and all of its programs, services and facilities, call park headquarters at 570-426-2452 (weekdays), visit the park’s website, www.nps.gov/dewa, or follow the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DelWaterGapNPS.