2019 Community Artist - Antonio Savarese

A man looking off in the distance, holds up a canvas with an easel in front of him. He is outside in a sage brush and red rock background with a bright blue sky.
2019 Community Artist in the Parks Antonio Savarese

Antonio Savarese was the Community Artist in the Parks for 2019.

Hiking around Monument Valley, Bluff, and Moab in his youth, Antonio Savarese found an early and unique appreciation for the rare beauty only found on the Colorado Plateau. He believes that a daily dose of scenery, such as we have here, is the best form of medicine anyone—especially artists—can find.

“This is a place where, if one looks closely, they may see through the red rocks and into themselves, as nature intended.”

Antonio’s goal as Community Artist in the Parks is to paint images that make people say “I’d love to be there,” followed by a visceral sense of “Thank God it is there.” As Ed Abbey says, “We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it.”


Read more about the Community Artist in the Parks program.

 

Last updated: September 25, 2021

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