Wupatki National Monument Hosts Artist-in-Residence
Contact: Cecilia Shields, 928-526-1157 ext.228
Flagstaff, AZ- The Flagstaff Area National Monuments will be hosting recent Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence painter Elisabeth Condon(http://elisabethcondon.com/images/) from Tampa, Florida, July 21st - July 30th, 2013.
While in-residence Elisabeth will conduct an informal, drop-by, plein air session for the general public on the Wupatki Pueblo Trail. Visitors are encouraged to come see her work, ask questions, and learn about her time spent at Wupatki. The drop-by session will be held Saturday, July 27th between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Elisabeth's work follows the T'ang Dynasty precept that landscape can be expressed through a studio art that synthesizes experiences and memory. Landscapes are neither fixed nor unchanging; territories, borders and cultures are constantly redefined. Elisabeth's paintings explore the evolution of changing natural, cultural and human-made landscapes over time. She spends hours in quiet observation with the goal of understanding places as they are revealed to her through hiking, exploring and sketching, which leads to finished studio paintings as she gets to know a new landscape. Elisabeth's process of gradually knowing a landscape and the people who inhabit it both historically and now helps her expand art beyond the purely visual and into expressing a deeper understanding of place.
Wupatki National Monument is 37 miles north of Flagstaff via Hwy 89, and can be reached at (928)679-2365 and www.nps.gov/wupa. Wupatki National Monument is open daily, except December 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The daily entrance fee is $5.00/person for visitors 16 and over. America the Beautiful, Senior, Access, and Flagstaff Area Monument Passes are honored and sold.
To learn more about visiting the other Flagstaff Area National Monuments please contact: Sunset Crater Volcano at (928)526-0502 or www.nps.gov/sucr, Walnut Canyon National Monument at (928)526-3367 or www.nps.gov/waca.
Did You Know?
The sites at Wupatki were first described by Lorenzo Sitgreaves during his expedition in 1851. Camping near Wupatki Pueblo, he recorded that the sites must have been the remains of a large town covering 8 or 9 miles, and that the pottery was thickly strewn over the ground.