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2014 Community Artist - Serena Supplee

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The beauty, truth and freedom of canyons & rivers pulse through Serena Supplee. Thirty years of living and loving the Colorado Plateau are the current of inspiration for Serena's artwork. Her passionate palette captures the movement of rivers, the dance of clouds, the splendor of starlight, and the light on canyon walls which make the West so romantic and captivating.

Originally from Iowa, Serena graduated with a BFA from Northern Arizona University before moving to Moab, Utah. For nine years she guided trips on the Colorado, Green, and San Juan Rivers and she still rows her boat (and heart) down rivers that inspire her painting.

Always accompanied by her sketchbook and watercolors, Serena paints and makes detailed sketches on site which she later transforms into large oils back in her Moab studio.

Watch for Serena out and about in the national parks of Southeast Utah in 2014. View samples of her latest work here.

Schedule listed below is subject to change due to weather or other factors.

April

April 3-4 and 6-7: Arches National Park
Double Arch Trail parking lot, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Watch a large oil painting slowly develop.

April 15: Canyonlands National Park, Maze District
Horseshoe Canyon, Great Gallery, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

April 16: Canyonlands National Park, Maze District
Drawing at Hans Flat Ranger Station, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Camping/painting at Panorama Point

May

May 1: Natural Bridges National Monument
Morning drawing/painting session

May 7: Canyonlands, Needles District
Squaw Flats Amphitheater, 4:30 p.m.

May 11: Canyonlands, Needles District
Squaw Flats Amphitheater, 4:30 p.m.

May 15: Canyonlands, Island in the Sky
Green River Overlook, 5:00 p.m.

May 29: Canyonlands, Island in the Sky
Fort Bottom Ruin, cancelled

June

June 4: Canyonlands, Green River
Lower Spanish Bottom, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

June 6: Canyonlands, Cataract Canyon
Big Drop 3/Kolb Camp, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

June 17: Canyonlands, Island in the Sky
Green River Overlook, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

June 21: Canyonlands National Park
Fort Bottom Ruin, cancelled

June 27: Arches National Park (date change from the 26th)
Devils Garden Trail, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

June 29: Arches National Park
Visitor Center 3:00-6:00 p.m.

June 30: Arches National Park
Tunnel Arch (Devils Garden) 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Visitor Center 10:30 a.m.-noon

July

July 23 & 25-27: Arches National Park
Fiery Furnace parking lot, 5:30-8:30 a.m.
Watch a large oil painting slowly develop.

July 30-31: Natural Bridges National Monument
Sipapu Bridge, 7:00-10:00 a.m.

August

August 1: Natural Bridges National Monument
Sipapu Bridge, time TBD

August 9: Arches National Park
location TBD for sunset and moonrise

August 11-13: Canyonlands, Needles district
Devil's Kitchen, time TBD

August 20: Hovenweep National Monument
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ocation TBD, morning

August 27: Arches National Park
location and time TBD

August 29-31: Artist's studio in Moab
Reception and open house

September

September 5 & 7: Arches National Park
fins beyond Fiery Furnace, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

September 26-29: Canyolands, Island in the Sky
junction of Shafer and White Rim Trail, time TBD

October

October 3-6: Canyonlands, Maze district
Millard Overlook, morning

October 16-18: Canyonlands, Needles district
Peek-a-Boo campsite, time TBD

October 19: Canyonlands, Needles district
Squaw Flat Campground, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

November

Schedule to be determined

Did You Know?

Pinyon Pine

Pinyon trees do not produce pine nuts every year. These delicious nuts can only be harvested every three to seven years. This irregular schedule prevents animals from adapting to an abundance of pine nuts and guarantees that at least some nuts will become new trees instead of a quick meal.