Shenandoah National Park selects Matt Venuti as Artist-in-Residence

Matt VenutiShenandoah National Park announced the selection of Matt Venuti as the September Artist-in-Residence.

Venuti is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter who accompanies himself playing rare and captivating melodic-percussive acoustic instruments developed in Switzerland, as well as the highly expressive and dynamic Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) wind-synthesizer that he layers with a looper.

Venuti is a longtime bandleader of The Venusians with deep musical roots in San Francisco. He’s also a poet and storyteller with a history of performing at major festivals, events and diverse venues throughout the Americas and abroad, including the Main TED conference and 4 different TEDx conferences. Check out Matt’s website for complete bio, performance videos and much more at: www.mattvenuti.com

Venuti’s residency will run through Sept. 20. Park visitors are invited to join Matt for performances on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Big Meadows Amphitheater and at the Skyland Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Shenandoah National Park is a jewel among National Park Service sites and offers a distinctive array of natural, cultural, and recreational opportunities for visitors. The Artist-in-Residence program is established in numerous National Park Service sites to inspire artists to create and share art that not only motivates and encourages millions of people to visit and explore, but also helps build awareness and develop stewardship of these beautiful public lands.

Shenandoah’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust. “Donors to the Shenandoah National Park Trust are proud to fund programs like Artist-in-Residence, which explore new opportunities to connect people with this remarkable landscape,” stated Shenandoah National Park Trust President Susan Sherman.

More information about the Artist–in-Residence program can be found on the park’s website at: https://www.nps.gov/shen/getinvolved/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm

 

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