NATIONAL PARKS CENTENNIAL
ARTIST RESIDENCY AT HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT
Each year, the National Parks Service places a diversity of artists in parks across the country through its artist-in-residence program. During their residencies, artists are tasked with creating art that contributes to the NPS mission of preserving the parks, while spreading an awareness of and appreciation for the unique histories surrounding some of the most magnificent and historically significant places in the U.S.
As an artist-in-residence for the National Parks Service Centennial, Rolland traveled from Arizona to Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska, where she worked on an album of original music inspired by the history of homesteaders who, for over a century, settled the vast and wild territories of the west in an effort to achieve the American dream. The album was released through Sky Island Records on 20 July 2018, and will be permanently displayed at the Homestead National Monument.