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  • Expect Isolated Showers and Thunderstorms Friday, with Increasing Chances Over the Weekend

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

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Special Event Calendar


 
Collage of 6 Artists doing "Plen Air on the Rim" September 8-12, 2012
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art: "Plen Air on the Rim" September 13-21, 2014 -Exhibit at Kolb Studio: September 21, 2013 - January 20, 2015
 
Paintings on display in exhibit

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Exhibit

2014 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
September 13, 2014 - January 20, 2015

Hosted each year by the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art related events followed by a 3 month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

The exhibit opens with a reception on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12 noon to 2 pm, which is free and open to the public.

The Celebration of Art features over 25 artists from around the country who engage in a plein air competition and exhibition. Park visitors have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape.

 

Each artist brings a completed studio piece with them and then creates more artwork on the South Rim, on the North Rim, at Phantom Ranch and at Indian Garden during the "Plein Air at the Canyon" and Quick Draw events that takes place in the historic district of Grand Canyon Village. During the auction that follows the Quick Draw event on September 20, 2014, park residents and visitors have the opportunity to bid on the work and to bring a piece of Grand Canyon home.

Proceeds from this event will support the goal of funding an art venue at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This permanent home will ensure that future generations of park visitors will be able to view the stunning art collection in the Grand Canyon National Park Museum and Grand Canyon Association Collections.

For more information about the 2014 Celebration of Art contact:
https://www.grandcanyon.org/6th-annual-grand-canyon-celebration-art

 
 
Peter McBride
Chasing Water
The Colorado River: source to sea

September 27
Shrine of the Ages
7:30 pm
Journey along the Colorado River with filmmaker and photographer Peter McBride to explore the river's role in the arid West.
 
Wild 50 Celebration Flier
Celebrate Wild Places
50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

September 25
11:30 am
Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Join Peter McCloskey and the Grand
Canyon School band for cake and
listen to a piece from The Grand Canyon Suite.

7:30 pm
Shrine of the Ages
Listen Scott Thybony and Paul McCloskey
talk about Grand Canyon, wilderness, and you.








Peter McClosky
Former US House of Representatives congressman from 1967–1983, he coauthored the Endangered species Act. McClosky helped draft the National Environmental Policy Act and co-chaired the nation's first Earth Day.

Scott Thybony
Known for his intimate knowledge of Grand Canyon's wild landscapes, an anthropologist, and a writer , Thybony brings enthusiasm for the natural world and those living close to it.





Did You Know?

CCC STRINGS THE INNER-CANYON TELEPHONE LINE

In November of 1934, the Grand Canyon Civilian Conservation Corps began working on a telephone line through the canyon. They started at Indian Garden and moved down to the Colorado River. They needed to complete this portion of the line first before the extreme summer heat started. More...