2015 Community Artist Announced

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Date: February 1, 2015
Contact: Sharon Brussell, 435-719-2142

2015 Community Artist in the Parks Announced

The National Park Service's Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is pleased to announce that Katrina Lund has been selected as the 2015 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP).

Katrina works in many different mediums but her favorite is pen and ink combined with watercolor. She considers herself more of a "sketchbook artist", a style which lends itself well to creating art in the parks' outdoor settings. Moab residents may remember Katrina for her 2009 art show at the Love Muffin Cafe where her whimsical drawings of muffins were a popular attraction.

Katrina has called Moab home for nearly 20 years. She first came to Moab in the summer of 1994 to work as a river guide, but over the years her wanderlust led her to many western states to work as both a guide and a biological technician. A full-time Moab resident since 2007, Katrina is looking forward to connecting visitors and local community members to the parks through sketching. She will be hosting sessions and lessons in all four Southeast Utah Group national parks during her tenure and welcomes people of all creative abilities to join in the fun.

Begun in 2009, the CAIP program highlights the connection between a local artist and the surrounding landscape, particularly Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments.

The Community Artist creates work within the parks during a minimum 24 hours per month, April through October, and shares his/her inspiration and creative process with visitors from around the world. During the artist's tenure, a selection of his/her work is sold in the Arches and Canyonlands National Park Visitor Center bookstores by the Canyonlands Natural History Association.

For more information about the program, visit https://www.nps.gov/arch/photosmultimedia/communityartist.htm. More information about Katrina and her scheduled visits to the park will be posted on this website in March. Inquires may be directed to Sharon Brussell at 435-719-2142 or emailed to Sharon_Brussell@nps.gov.

Chad Niehaus, Community Artist in the Parks Liaison, may also be contacted for program information at 435-259-9314 or via email at chad@waterpocketpress.com.

Last updated: July 17, 2015

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