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Big Blend Radio: Artist John Ferdico in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s TOAST TO THE ARTS & PARKS show, featuring photographer and mixed media sculpture artist John Ferdico, who was the recent National Parks Arts Foundation’s (NPAF) artist-in-residence at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Ferdico was born in New York and raised in Kansas City, where he received his B.A. in Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. After that, he received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and lived in Oakland, CA, before moving to Hawai’i in 2012. The Artist takes hyperreal model aircraft, painstakingly builds them, paints them, and then uses them as a launching platform for a surrealist visual experiments that both entrance and estrange.

NPAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors.

Music featured on this episode is ‘Slackmenco’ from the album ‘Ripe’ by acclaimed Hawaiian slack key guitarist, Makana

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