Art Display by Chad Niehaus
Contact: Nancy Holman, 435-719-2240
Local artist Chad Niehaus will be displaying some of the work he created during his tenure as 2009 Community Artist in the Parks at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. From June to December, 2009, Niehaus carved dozens of linoleum blocks used in printmaking and created several pastel drawings, all en plein air. He interacted with hundreds of visitors from around the globe and discussed the power of wild places as a source of artistic inspiration.
The display will be hung in the theatre entranceway at the Arches National Park Visitor Center and will be available for viewing until May 1st. Prints by Chad Niehaus are available for purchase at the Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA) bookstore. In addition, Chad Niehaus will be giving a presentation on his experience as Community Artist in the Parks at the Moab Information Center (MIC) on Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 pm as part of the MIC’s Thursday Lecture Series.
Did You Know?
Lizards, including the colorful collared lizard, are one of the most frequently seen animals at Arches. When not chasing flies or basking in the sun, they are often seen doing what appears to be push-ups. This odd dance might enhance their stereoscopic vision, helping them see what's looking back at them.