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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 NiehausThe Community Artist-in-the-Parks program highlights the connection between artist and his/her inspiration. During the 2009 season, Chad Neihaus, 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.

FALL SCHEDULE

Saturday, Sept. 5th: Arches Park Avenue trail
Monday, Sept. 7th: Arches Delicate Arch
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
Friday, December 18th (8 am to noon): Arches - printmaking at Visitor Center
Saturday, December 19th (8 am to noon): Arches - printmaking at Visitor Center

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