2009 Community Artist - Chad Niehaus
The Community Artist in the Parks program provided a unique opportunity to refine my skills as a printmaker, particularly in a plein air setting. I was able to share my passion for lands protected by the National Park Service and to discuss the power of natural places for artistic inspiration with visitors from around the world. I became more in love with my big backyard and further motivated to creatively express my connection to it.
A collection of Chad's prints can be viewed in the gallery below.
Did You Know?
The common raven displays abilities to play and problem-solve that are rare among animals. This member of the crow family is also very vocal, communicating with over a dozen sounds. Perhaps because of these qualities, ravens have achieved a certain stature in both European and Native American folklore.