Artist-in-residence at Smokies invites public to ‘paint your park’

Painting by DJ Berard (Source: GSMNP)

GATLINBURG (WATE) – Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites visitors to join the park’s artist-in-residence, DJ Berard throughout September for interactive painting programs.

Visitors can observe and interact with the award-winning painter at work in inspiring setting of including Oconaluftee, Clingmans Dome, Sugarlands, and Cades Cove.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Program attendees can create a self-made souvenir reflecting their own experiences in the Smokies. Berard will provide a ‘direction to go’, encouraging participants to let their gorgeous surroundings serve as an incentive for creative interpretation.

Program materials will be provided by the artist.

For more information visitors can contact the park’s volunteer coordinator, Sheridan Roberts at (865) 436-1265.

Full schedule of programs:
September 1, 2015 Oconaluftee Visitor Center 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
September 2, 2015 Oconaluftee Visitor Center 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
September 8, 2015 Clingmans Dome Visitor Contact Station 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 9, 2015 Clingmans Dome Visitor Contact Station 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 19, 2015 Sugarlands Visitor Center 10  a.m. to 2: p.m.
September 22, 2015 Cades Cove Visitor Center 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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