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2009 Artist-in-the-Parks Program

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Date: June 2, 2009
Contact: Nancy Holman, 435-719-2240

Chad_Niehaus_picThe Community Artist-in-the-Parks program highlights the connection between an artist and his/her inspiration. During the 2009 season, Chad Niehaus, an award-winning artist based in Moab, will be in the Southeast Utah Group National Parks (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments).

To discover how Chad turns inspiration into art, come visit him in the parks (see schedule below). Chat with him about an artist's inspiration, witness the creative process, and maybe purchase an original print that you saw him create. Times are posted in the visitor center and with the artist out in the park.

Chad Niehaus creates acrylic paintings, pastel drawings, and linocut prints inspired by the open spaces of the Colorado Plateau. His work has been featured in A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park, Painters of Utah's Canyons and Deserts, and on NPR's Radio West. More information is available on his website, www.MoabArt.com or by calling Niehaus' Moab studio at (435) 259-9314.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 4th: Arches Park Avenue Viewpoint/Trailhead
Saturday, June 6th: Arches La Sal Mountains Viewpoint
Monday, June 8th: Arches Tower Arch
Friday, June 19th: Arches Windows Area
Saturday, June 20th: Arches Landscape Arch
Monday, June 22nd: Arches Courthouse Towers Viewpoint
Saturday, June 27th: Arches Delicate Arch
Monday, June 29th: Arches Double O Arch (Devils Garden area)
Saturday, July 11th: Arches Delicate Arch Viewpoint
Monday, July 13th: Arches Double Arch
Saturday, July 18th: Arches Balanced Rock
Monday, July 20th: Arches Wolfe Ranch
Saturday, July 25th: Dark Angel
Thursday, July 30th Arches Fiery Furnace
Saturday, August 1st: Canyonlands Grand View Point Overlook
Thursday, August 6th: Canyonlands Shafer Canyon Overlook
Saturday, August 8th: Canyonlands Mesa Arch
Monday, August 10th: Canyonlands Green River Overlook
Monday, August 24th: Canyonlands Great Gallery (Horseshoe Cyn)
Saturday, August 29th: Canyonlands Needles District (location TBD)
Sunday, August 30th: Canyonlands Needles District (location TBD)
Monday, August 31st: Canyonlands Musselman Arch
Monday, Sept. 7th: Arches Park Avenue trail
Saturday, Sept. 12th: Canyonlands Needles District (location TBD)
Sunday, Sept. 13th: Canyonlands Needles District (location TBD)
Monday, Sept. 14th: Arches Devils Garden primitive trail
Thursday, Sept. 17th: Arches Sand Dune Arch
Friday, October 23rd: Canyonlands - Needles District - location posted at Visitor Center
Saturday, October 24th (8 am - noon): Arches - printmaking at Visitor Center
Friday, October 30th: Natural Bridges - location posted at Visitor Center
Saturday, October 31st (8 am - noon): Arches - printmaking at Visitor Center
Saturday, November 7th: Hovenweep - location posted at Visitor Center
Monday, November 9th through Friday, November 13th: Stillwater and Cataract Canyons
Friday, November 20th: Canyonlands - Maze District - location posted at Visitor Center
Saturday, November 21st (8 am to noon): Arches - printmaking at Visitor Center
Friday, December 11th: Arches - location posted at Visitor Center

Did You Know?

Desert Bighorn Sheep

Once feared of becoming extinct, desert bighorn sheep are making a tentative comeback in southeast Utah due to reintroduction efforts by the National Park Service. There are roughly 50 sheep in Arches, though their shy nature keeps them well-hidden from most visitors. More...