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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
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.