Dumbarton Oaks Park group selects artist-in-residence

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Sophia McCrocklin will be Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy's artist-in-residence. (photo courtesy of Sophia McCrocklin)
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The Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy has launched a new artist-in-residence program, giving its inaugural award to local D.C. artist Sophia McCrocklin.

The program aims to “restore, promote and maintain Beatrix Ferrand’s masterpiece wild garden,” according to a news release. Ferrand is the landscape designer who orchestrated the garden of the Dumbarton Oaks estate in the 1920s — land that is now part of the 27-acre public Dumbarton Oaks Park.

The park conservancy group says McCrocklin won the artist-in-residence title based on her growing body of work titled “Ferns of Dumbarton.”

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In her new position, McCrocklin will create “Art in the Park” lesson plans and “act as ambassador to further engage the community in restoration of Dumbarton Oaks Park,” a news release says.