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Artist in Residence

The Arizona Commission on the Arts and Arizona State Parks and Trails have partnered to pilot the first ever Arizona State Parks Artist in Residence Program at Oracle State Park!

Through the residency program, artists will spend up to two weeks residing and creating art in an Arizona state park. Oracle State Park will host the initial cohort of artists.

Three Arizona artists have been invited to participate in the pilot year of the program:

·       Koryn Woodward Wasson, April 14 – 19, 2024

·       Wesley Fawcett Creigh, April 27 – May 11, 2024

·       Tatiana Crespo, September 18 – October 6, 2024

Koryn Woodward Wasson is a teaching artist who lives and works in Phoenix with her husband and creative collaborator, Roy Wasson Valle. Together they create large scale interactive installation public artwork. Independently, her work in watercolor and ink centers around storytelling, regarding her everyday interactions with the natural desert world and her relationships with those around her. (https://fireweatherstudio.com/)

Wesley Fawcett Creigh is a multi-disciplinary artist based on the land currently known as Tucson, Arizona. In 2008 she completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Prescott College in the self-designed major of Public Art with an Emphasis on Social Impact. Employing animation and multimedia installation for her creative projects, she explores modes of visual storytelling using a collaborative approach. (https://wesleyfawcettcreigh.com/)

Tatiana Crespo is a Costa Rican singer-songwriter who has called Phoenix home for the past 8 years. With her accordion and guitar, Tatiana explores the themes of human and animal migration, and is deeply inspired by migratory patterns of birds. (https://www.taticrespoarte.com/)

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