National Parks Service Announces Liberty Island Residency

141403994 National Parks Service Announces Liberty Island Residency

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The National Parks Service, which administers the Statue of Liberty and the tiny island that houses it, has invited artists to celebrate that Gallic gift as it reopens this summer following a year of renovations.

From DNAinfo:

The federal agency is now accepting applications from artists who want to spend the month of July in Lady Liberty’s shadow, creating artwork that celebrates the statue’s reopening and depicts its importance as a national symbol for more than a century. Painters, sculptors and photographers are all welcome to apply.

“It’s an opportunity to see the Statue of Liberty in a different way,” said Mindi Rambo, spokeswoman for the National Park Service. “We’re excited to see what they come up with.”

The deadline to apply is May 21. Here’s hoping they accept some really disturbing performance artists.