2016 Community Artist in the Parks Announced

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Date: March 4, 2016
Contact: Sharon Brussell, 435-719-2142

The National Park Service's Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is pleased to announce Madeline Logowitz has been selected as the 2016 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP).  

Madeline is the first artist to focus on desert flora and fauna. Her ink and watercolor paintings will showcase unique life forms that call this landscape home. In addition, Madeline will present activities that celebrate the National Park Service's 100th birthday this year.

Madeline rediscovered sketching while working on ecological research in Moab. As her understanding of the area deepened, so did a desire to share her love of the desert with others. Madeline notes "the sparseness of the desert invites you to notice each beetle, each tree, each lizard standing on its own. Creating art affords me a way to share my wonder of this small-scale world."

Created 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 works within the parks at least 24 hours per month, April through October, and shares his/her inspiration and creative process with visitors from around the world. A selection of the artist's work is then sold in the Arches and Canyonlands visitor center bookstores, by the Canyonlands Natural History Association, during the artist's tenure.

For more information about the program, please see the NPS park websites. More information about the artist and her scheduled visits to the park will be posted on the NPS park websites starting mid-March.  Inquires may be directed to Sharon Brussell via telephone at 435-719-2142 or via email.

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

For additional information about the Southeast Utah Group of national parks visit our websites at www.nps.gov/arch, www.nps.gov/cany, www.nps.gov/hove, and www.nps.gov/nabr.

Last updated: August 29, 2017

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