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Above Lees Ferry, a Plein Air watercolor painting rendered by Flagstaff artist Robert Dalegowski, has been voted the People's Choice by park visitors. The painting was one of twelve on exhibit at Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center from August through October. The paintings were created while Dalegowski served as Glen Canyon's Artist-in-Park at Lees Ferry in April 2011 as part of Glen Canyon's Arizona Centennial Legacy Project.
To honor the significant role Lees Ferry played in Arizona's history Dalegowski worked to capture the human experience woven into the Lees Ferry landscape while remaining true to the Plein Air tradition of artistic interpretation of moment and place. Through Glen Canyon's website and Facebook page, and at the exhibit, the public was invited to vote for the painting they felt best captured the historical essence of Lees Ferry. To view the painting and learn more about the history of Lees Ferry visit http://www.nps.gov/glca/supportyourpark/dalegowski-at-lees-ferry.htm. To view the entire exhibit of paintings visit the photo album, Remembering Place: Lees Ferry Renderings, on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/glencanyonnra.
In the spirit of place Glen Canyon National Recreation Area proudly highlights the legacy of Lees Ferry in the Arizona Centennial Celebration through our Artist-in-Park program. Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Artist-in-Park program, including the Centennial Legacy Project residencies at Lees Ferry. For information on artist requirements and application procedures visit http://www.nps.gov/glca/supportyourpark/artist-in-park.htm.
Please call 928-628-6404 or visit www.nps.gov/glca for more information about Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.