Padre Islands National Seashore Art Exhibit

Padre Islands National Seashore

Exhibit: June 1 – August 1, 2018

Art due: Monday April 16

Theme: 40 Years of Kemp’s Ridley Conservation

Link to theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11AriUddZ5VClfKhxNY1U-JkfdweBxBpQ/view?usp=sharing

Exhibit location: Padre Island National Seashore, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

To learn more contact Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com. This program is a part of The Dream Rocket Project, www.thedreamrocket.com.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Exhibit 5

Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Exhibit 5

Exhibit: May 1 – June 30, 2018

Theme: How can we bring about change in the world around us?

Link to theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XRS7QRzm9Ulvq0Qt3pS4iMt2o_RQ1wcB/view?usp=sharing

Exhibit location: Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148

To learn more contact Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com. This program is a part of The Dream Rocket Project, www.thedreamrocket.com.

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, NC

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, NC

Exhibit: April 1 – May 31, 2018

Theme: Nothing Happens Unless First a Dream

Exhibit location: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Art Exhibit

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Exhibit: April 2, 2018 – Summer 2019

Theme: “We Must Adjust to Changing Times and Still Hold to Unchanging Principles”. This would honor the legacy of Miss Julia and the high school while also promoting the ideals that shaped the Carter presidency and views. Link for background information about Miss Julia. https://jimmycarter.info/2016/03/25/julia-coleman/

Link to theme: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPWDd6RW9HazNOUnc/view?usp=sharing

Fort Scott National Historic Site Art Exhibit

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Exhibit: February 1 – March 31, 2018

Theme: New Faces, New Neighbors

Exhibit location: Fort Scott National Historic Site, Old Fort Blvd, Fort Scott, KS 66701

Big Thicket National Preserve Art Exhibit

Big Thicket National Preserve

Exhibit: January 2 – April 30, 2018

Art due: Wednesday November 15, 2017

Theme: All the Little Things
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPcEVQS3RaZ2JmUm8/view?usp=sharing

Participants: The majority of participants need to come from this region by national participation is acceptable.

Free canvas will be distributed to all participants.

Exhibit location: Big Thicket National Preserve, 6044 FM 420, Kountze, TX 77625

Visiting BTNP
If you would like to visit BTNP and/or schedule a tour please contact Mary Kay Manning at mary_kay_manning@nps.gov or 270-758-2180.

Mammoth Cave National Park, Exhibit #4

Mammoth Cave National Park

Exhibit: November 18 – January 20, 2018

Art due: October 4, 2017

Theme: The World Above and Below, read more here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPazhxX2xHV1JhWE0/view?usp=sharing

Free canvas will be distributed to all participants.

Exhibit location: Mammoth Cave National Park, 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave, KY, 42259

Visiting MCNP
If you would like to visit MCNP and/or schedule a tour please contact David Wyrick at 270-758-2180.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Exhibit: August 1 – September 30, 2017

Theme: Strength in Diversity

Theme summary: New Bedford’s diversity is legacy of ‘Whaling History’ and a belief in ‘Progressive Values’. The question is how will that diversity alter the future of the city from this point on? Will New Bedford’s diversity strengthen our future or divide the city?

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Thomas Edison NHP Art Exhibit

Thomas Edison NHP Art Exhibit

Thomas Edison National Historical Park
West Orange, NJ

Exhibit: June 4 – September 4, 2017

Theme: Things you didn’t know about Edison.

Exhibit location: Thomas Edison National Historical Park. 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052

Morristown Art Exhibit!

Morristown Art Exhibit!

Morristown National Historical Park
Morristown, NJ

Exhibit: June 1 – September 4, 2017

Theme: “Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity”

Zootah at Willow Park Zoo

Zootah at Willow Park Zoo

Zootah at Willow Park Zoo

Logan, UT

Exhibit: April 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Theme: “The extremes of alien life forms.”

Sponsor: ATK, Utah

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Exhibit: August 1 – September 30, 2017

Art due: June 20, 2017 (postmark date)

Theme: “Strength in Diversity”

Theme summary: New Bedford’s diversity is legacy of ‘Whaling History’ and a belief in ‘Progressive Values’. The question is how will that diversity alter the future of the city from this point on? Will New Bedford’s diversity strengthen our future or divide the city?

Exhibit location: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William St., New Bedford, MA 02740 https://www.nps.gov/nebe/index.htm

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Thomas Stone National Historic Site
Exhibit 2
Port Tobacco, MD

Exhibit: May 1 – August 31, 2017

Art due: March 15, 2017

Theme: “Point of View”

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Exhibit: February 3 – April 2, 2017

Theme: What dreams we have and how they fly.

All of the art is on display at the Paul Laurence Dunbar house which is located at 219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St., Dayton, OH 45402.

The main visitor center for Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is located at 16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402.

Rhode Island State House

Rhode Island State House

Rhode Island State House
Providence, RI
Sponsor: Roger Williams National Memorial
www.nps.gov/rowi

Exhibit: August 1 – September 30, 2017

Art due: June 20, 2017 (postmark date)

Theme: Dangerous Opinions

Theme summary: In Massachusetts in the 1600s, Roger Williams thought there was a better way to do things. Williams felt the government could control what people did, but not what they thought or believed. The government got its power from the people. For the people in Massachusetts, these ideas were ‘new and dangerous’ and Roger Williams told he must leave. So he did, and in 1636 founded Rhode Island on these very same dangerous ideas.

Get a downloadable version of this theme at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPSDBpWFRzTkJPYmM/view?usp=sharing

Exhibit location: Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903

Exhibit organizer: IFC Project’s The Dream Rocket Project. If you have any interest in learning more about this program email Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Thomas Edison National Historical Park
West Orange, NJ

Exhibit: June 4 – September 4, 2017

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Art Due: April 17, 2017

Theme: Things you didn’t know about Edison.

Exhibit location: Thomas Edison National Historical Park. 211 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052

 

BHS Drawing & Painting

BHS Drawing & Painting

BHS Drawing & Painting students collaborated and created group projects for inclusion in the 2017 Dream Rocket Project exhibit. The theme of this year’s project is Dawn of the Next Generation: Regenerative Design. The work will be on display at the 3rd Roosevelt-Vanderbilt Historic Site Art Exhibit in Hyde Park, New York from April 1 – May 31.

Students were asked to explore the National Parks System through an interactive tour on The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks System https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/ Groups decided on a theme and imagery pulling inspiration from the National Parks System and utilizing NPS Ranger Uniforms, which had been retired and given new life in the students’ art work.

See original post at http://news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/3956-dream-rocket-project-by-bhs-students

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave, KY

3rd Program

Exhibit: February 1 – April 30, 2017

Theme: My Favorite National Park

Morristown National Historical Park

Morristown National Historical Park
Morristown, NJ

Exhibit: June 1 – September 4, 2017

Art due: Monday April 17 (postmark date)

Theme: Ingenuity in the Face of Adversity

Theme summary:

In 1933, Morristown National Historical Park became the first historical park in the National Park Service. But long before it was making waves as an innovator in the historic preservation movement, Morristown, heralded “Where America Survived,” was the site of ingenuity in the face of adversity. It was the strategic location for two Revolutionary War military encampments, and the winter encampment for the Continental Army from 1779 to 1780, the coldest in recorded history. Military accounts, like the one kept by Joseph Plumb Martin, reveal an exceptionally harsh reality for soldiers camping at Jockey Hollow.

“I was soon relieved from this guard, and with those who were able, of our two regiments, sent to reinforce those in the fort [Mifflin], which was then besieged by the British. Here I endured hardships sufficient to kill half a dozen horses. Let the reader only consider for a moment and he will still be satisfied if not sickened. In the cold month of November, without provisions, without clothing, not a scrap of either shoes or stockings to my feet or legs, and in this condition to endure a siege in such a place as that was appalling in the highest degree.”

It was their survival skills and ability to overcome hardships that is the truest testament to their inventiveness. Archeology finds like a make-shift grill made from a barrel hoop and an old shovel head turned frying pan further demonstrate just how adept soldiers were at being resourceful in lean times.

The establishment of the park itself also illuminates that scrappy “can do” spirit. For the first twenty years of the National Park Service, it was concerned with conserving natural landscapes. Morristown National Historical Park was the first major foray into the preservation of a site recognized for its historic merit. As part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal project, the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), locally referred to as “Morristown’s Other Army,” worked to bring history to life in a post-depression economy. In Jockey Hollow, the young men built many of the trails, performed extensive archeology around the Soldiers Huts, Wick Farm and Guerin House. They also constructed the tour road, Wick House garden and replanted the apple orchard at the Wick House. The CCC worked in all the states and territories of the U.S. for 9 years from 1933 to 1942. During this time about 3 million boys signed up for the CCC and their accomplishments were amazing. Throughout the life of the program the CCC planted upwards of 3 billion trees, constructed approximately 125,000 miles of road, built more than 3,000 fire lookout towers and spent 8 million man hours fighting forest fires. We are able to enjoy our public lands the way we do today because of the hard work of the CCC.

Today Morristown NHP includes four park sites: 1. Jockey Hollow, 2. Washington’s Headquarters Museum and the Ford mansion, 3. Fort Nonsense, and 4. New Jersey Brigade.

Get a downloadable version of this theme at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPWG50Y3dEbzBCOGM/view?usp=sharing

Exhibit location: Morristown National Historical Park, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ 07960, www.nps.gov/morr/

Exhibit organizer: IFC Project’s The Dream Rocket Project. If you have any interest in learning more about this program email Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com.

Laura Grover and Saguaro National Park

Laura Grover and Saguaro National Park

Check out this beautiful quilt created by our very own friend Laura Grover! She made it as a gift to the Friends of Saguaro National Park group as part of an auction they are hosting this winter. We ran a program with Saguaro National Park this past year…..                                            Joel D. Valdez Main Library Art Exhibit, Sponsored by Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ, Exhibit: July 1 – July 31, 2016

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Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Exhibit #2

Thomas Stone National Historic Site
Exhibit 2
Port Tobacco, MD

Exhibit: May 1 – August 31, 2017

Art due: March 15, 2017

Theme: “Point of View”

Theme summary:
Prior to and during the American Revolution, those who favored emancipation from England were considered to be either traitors or patriots. To King George, those individuals were traitors. There were also a number of people in the American Colonies who supported the King and shared his opinion.

On the other hand, there was a growing group of those in the Colonies who were firmly convinced that revolution and freedom from English rule was in their best interest. Those people called themselves patriots.

So whether you were a traitor or patriot depended on your point of view. How has point of view influenced how you or others see the world?

View Thomas Stone NHS exhibit #1 images on Flickr at https://flic.kr/s/aHsknUGiqu.

Exhibit location: Thomas Stone National Historic Site, 6655 Rosehill Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677, www.nps.gov/thst/

Exhibit organizer: IFC Project’s The Dream Rocket Project. If you have any interest in learning more about this program email Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com.

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site

Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site
Exhibit 3
Hyde Park, NY

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Exhibit: April 1 – May 31, 2017

Art due: February 15, 2017

Theme: 2017 Dawn of the Next Generation: Regenerative Design
Read more about this theme at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VmmD_bi9xPNzlWZEhTVkdQMFk/view?usp=sharing.

Exhibit location: Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS, 4097 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538, www.nps.gov/hofr

Exhibit organizer: IFC Project’s The Dream Rocket Project. If you have any interest in learning more about this program email Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com.

Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site
Scranton, PA

Exhibit: September 17 – January 15, 2017

Location: Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503

Theme: From Coal to Steam

View art and exhibit images on Flickr at https://flic.kr/s/aHskxkuRuj

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Seneca Falls, NY
4th Art Exhibit

Exhibit: July 1 – August 31, 2017

Women's Rights National Historical Park

Art Due: Wednesday May 17, 2017 (postmarked by the end of the day)

Theme: “What inequalities do people face today?”

Location: Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St, Seneca Falls, NY, 13148, https://www.nps.gov/wori/index.htm

To learn more, email Jennifer at Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com.

Image:
1777: Women loose the right to vote.
“The states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey which had previously allowed women to vote rescind those rights. After 1807, no state allows women to vote.” https://www.preceden.com/timelines/49766-history-of-voting-rights

Willow Park Zoo Art Exhibit

Willow Park Zoo Art Exhibit

Willow Park Zoo

Logan, UT

Exhibit: April 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Art due: Wednesday February 15, 2017

Opening event: April 2017, further details TBA

Willow Park Zoo, Logan, UT

Participation: Individuals, schools, and groups from Cache County and across UT are welcome to participate, including folks anywhere around the world.

Theme: “The extremes of alien life forms.”

Explanation: Extreme environments on Earth have lead to a vast diversity of life forms. What is possible in the extremes of other planets?
A further theme explanation will be distributed after 8.23.16.

Exhibit location: Willow Park Zoo, 419 W 700 S, Logan, UT 84321 http://willowparkzoo.wixsite.com/home

Sponsor: ATK, Utah

Exhibition will run through Boo with the Zoo in October 2017!

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Thousand Oaks, CA

Exhibit: March 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018

Art due: Wednesday January 17, 2018

Theme: Equal Access to Nature

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Participants: Schools, groups, and individuals located within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District in CA are invited to participate.

Exhibit location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, https://www.nps.gov/samo/index.htm

For more information email Jennifer at jennifer@thedreamrocket.com

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Exhibit: February 3 – April 2, 2017

Art due: December 15, 2016

Theme: What dreams we have and how they fly.

The theme is borrowed from famed African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. The artwork will be displayed in his home in Dayton, Ohio.

Participants: Dayton, Ohio and other SW Ohio locations.

Free canvas will be distributed to all participants.

Exhibit location: Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, 16 S. Williams Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. https://www.nps.gov/daav/index.htm

To learn more contact Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com. This program is a part of The Dream Rocket Project.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Scotts Bluff National Monument displaying local children’s artwork

Scotts Bluff National Monument displaying local children’s artwork

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016 4:03 pm

Gering – Kids from all over Nebraska will have their artwork displayed at the Scotts Bluff National Monument Aug. 1 through Sept. 30.

The Dream Rocket Project, launched in 2009, is collecting thousands of artworks from various regions of the world. Eventually, all submissions will be connected side by side to wrap the skeleton of a 385-foot Space Launch System (SLS) rocket replica. This wrapped SLS will be placed on temporary exhibit at locations around the United States. The SLS is NASA’s dream rocket, representing their dream of going to Mars and beyond.
Read more at http://www.starherald.com/news/tidbits/scotts-bluff-national-monument-displaying-local-children-s-artwork/article_4d7b6f16-55d8-11e6-b3d1-0f8800b0e2ae.html

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Scotts Bluff National Monument, Exhibit 2

Scotts Bluff National Monument, Exhibit 2
Gering, NE

Exhibit: December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017

Art Due: November 1, 2016 (postmarked)

Participation: Limited to anyone (any age or skill) located in the Nebraska panhandle and into the rest of NE, SD, eastern WY and eastern CO.

Cost: Free

How: Email Jennifer@thedreamrocket.com for all details.

Exhibit location: Scotts Buff National Monument, 190276 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE, 69341

Exhibit Theme: “Emigration and Art: Painting Life along the Trail”

Painting Life: 2016 not only marks the Centennial for the National Park Service, it marks 150 years since William Henry Jackson first traveled by Scotts Bluff. Jackson had strong artistic ties to the national parks as well as the emigrant trails. He was the photographer on the Hayden Expedition to Yellowstone in 1871/1872 which played a prominent role in convincing congress to create the first national park. Later in life, Jackson created over 50 watercolor paintings depicting landscapes and life along the emigrant trails. Jackson’s ties to Scotts Bluff include his having spent the night on the west side of the bluff in 1866; he dedicated the original museum in 1936 and the monument has the largest collection of William Henry Jackson watercolor paintings in existence.

Emigration and Arts on the Trail: The artwork can span more than just the era of the wagon trains. Native American tribes traveled around the bluffs which also served as a lookout. Fur traders were the first white men to see and record their travels past the bluff. In fact, it is named for one of their number who died near the bluff. Oregon, California and Utah bound emigrants passed the bluffs and many mentioned them in their diaries. The army used the trail and even improved it in places. Stagecoaches and the Pony Express Trail followed the emigrant trails through Mitchell Pass as did the first transcontinental telegraph. The railroad did not come through here in the beginning, so that would not be a good subject.

The monument has a variety of resources that are available online or that can be mailed. The monument collection of William Henry Jackson paintings, drawings and photographs may be viewed at www.whjcollection.com. The monument also has a variety of site bulletins that are also online at www.nps.gov/scbl/planyourvisit/brochure or one of each can be sent to participants.

Online posting https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3VmmD_bi9xPYUdFSWhvSXhlSlU

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