Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s 1st Friday Arts in Parks show with the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), a non-profit organization that creates extraordinary and unique artist-in-residence programs within the National Park Service.
On this episode, painter and rancher Alice Leese discusses her artistic process and shares her artist-in-residence experience in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The Park showcases the results of at least 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution in the Hawaiian Islands. Created to preserve the natural setting of Kilauea and Mauna Loa, the park is also a refuge for the island’s native plants and animals and a link to its human past.
Tanya Ortega, Founder of the National Parks Arts Foundation talks about the various and upcoming artist residency opportunities. Featured music is “The Tide” from the new album “Not Enough Time” by Wally Lawder.