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    Zion

    National Park Utah

Zion National Park Announces its 2014 Artists-in-Residence

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Date: November 18, 2013
Contact: Michelle Haas, 435-772-0184

Four artists from around the country were selected to serve in 2014 as Artists-in-Residence in Zion National Park. These artists were selected from a pool of over 80 applicants representing a broad spectrum of art forms. Please look for the following artists during their residency dates.

  • February 3 – March 4: Rick Braveheart, photographer from Columbus, Ohio 
  • April 1 – April 30: Rachel Panitch, musician from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 
  • September 1 – September 30: Lyn Hart, tapestry weaver from Tucson, Arizona
  • October 16 – November 14: Sara Tabbert, printmaker from Fairbanks, Alaska 
Resident artists spend 30 days living in a historic cabin in Zion National Park. They explore and surround themselves in the sights, sounds, textures, and wonders of the park to find inspiration for their work. Each artist conducts two public presentations on their work and residency experience. Date, time, and location of these presentations will be announced closer to each artist’s residency.

The Artist-in-Residence program at Zion National Park honors and continues a long tradition of artists using their work to facilitate a national conversation on the value of nature and preservation. This tradition began in the early 19th century with Hudson River School painters and Transcendentalist writers like Thomas Cole and Henry David Thoreau. The work of some of these artists led to preservation legislation that created Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion National Parks.

For more information on the Artist-in-Residence program at Zion National Park please visit our website at www.nps.gov/zion. For more information on each of these artists, please visit their websites: www.rickbraveheart.com, www.rachelpanitch.com, www.desertsongstudio.com, www.saratabbert.com.
 

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