Glenn Freeman chosen as artist-in-residence
Professor Glenn Freeman (English) will be an artist in residence this year at two national parks this summer: Rocky Mountain National Park and Isle Royal National park.
Freeman was one of six artists were selected out of one hundred and four applicants. The other artists selected, along with their art medium, are: Steve Gifford, Photographer from Hubstadt, Indiana; Edward Aldrich, Visual Artist from Golden, Colorado; Stephen Lias, Composer from Nacogdoches, Texas; Rick Braveheart, Photographer from Columbus, Ohio; David Mooney, Visual Artist from Grass Valley, California.
Freeman will spend two weeks at each park, giving two public lectures at each.
All of these artists translate the national park’s purpose, as a place of pleasure and preservation, into images which bring others enjoyment and a deeper understanding of the parks some may never visit. The Artist-In-Residence program provides artists the opportunity to become a part of a long established tradition of artists in our national parks.
Freeman teaches creative writing and American poetry courses and takes students to the Wilderness Field Station in Minnesota for American Nature Writers. In 2007, he published a book of poems, Keeping the Tigers Behind Us. His poems have also appeared in Poetry, The Cimarron Review, The Lullwater Review, and Talking River Review. Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville; M.F.A., Vermont College; B.A., Goddard College