Three were accepted into the first Artists-in-Residence program – 71Bait

River Raisin National Battlefield Park has selected three local artists for the park’s first artists-in-residence program. The artists are Darlene Belair, Brant Georgia and Brandy Gerber.

The Artists-in-Residence program is offered in more than 50 national parks.

“Artists have been creating art in national parks since the late 19th century, when celebrated painters from the Hudson River School captured the majestic views of our nation’s western parks,” said the battlefield. “Today, the sights and sounds of national parks inspire artists in more than 50 residency programs across the country, offering artists unique opportunities to create works of art in diverse natural and cultural settings.”

Programs are available for visual artists, writers, musicians and other creative media. Programs vary by park and are extremely competitive.

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