August 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Office Phone: 575-323-1423
“Artist in Residence Program Launches at Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument”
Las Cruces, New Mexico
The Bureau of Land Management and Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks is proud to announce the first Artist in Residence Program at the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument taking place September 1-31, 2015. The program featuring local artist, Meg G. Freyermuth, utilizes the artist’s unique skills to depict the historic, cultural, geologic, and plant and wildlife features that provide a deeper understanding of public lands.
The Artist will be conducting two public events to engage the public at the Dripping Springs Natural Area. An Artist’s Meet and Greet will take place on September 12, 9am-12pm. To celebrate National Public Lands Day September 26, 9am-12pm, the artist will be hosting demonstration and talking about inspiration by National Conservation Lands.
Meg G. Freyermuth states, “I am thrilled to be the first Artist-In-Residence for the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument this September. The AIR program is key in the historical preservation, documentation, and promotion of public lands. Participating in this program will help me achieve my own goals of supporting & promoting our nation’s public lands and wilderness areas through artistic documentation.”
“The Artist in Residence is a great example of how the National Monument is impacting our community in a positive way.” Ben Gabriel, Executive Director of the Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks.
The Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument was established on May 21st, 2014. As part of the National Conservation Lands System the nearly 497,000 acres are some of the west’s most iconic landscapes. The Bureau of Land Management manages the National Monument.
For more information about the Artist in Residence Program please contact Ben Gabriel at 575-323-1423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.