Mesa Verde Artist-in-Residence Jan Wright
Watercolor artist Jan Wright lives between Mancos and Dolores, Colo. She has a view of Lookout Point at Mesa Verde from her home, where she works on her art.
But from September 30 through October 13, Wright lived in a hogan inside Mesa Verde National Park as an artist-in-residence. One-hundred artists applied for the program and Wright was one of five accepted. Her work made during the residency was on display October 13 at the Far View Lodge.
Begun during Mesa Verde National Park’s 2006 Centennial, the Artist-in-Residence program provides accomplished writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being surrounded by the inspiring ancient architecture of the Ancestral Pueblo People and the sweeping natural landscape of the park. The park provides a historic, rustic residence to selected participants for 4 two-week periods each year.
For additional information about the Mesa Verde AIR program, go to the park’s Artist-In-Residence webpage, or call AIR Coordinator Frank Cope at 970-529-4607.