Zion National Park and their non-profit partner, the Zion Forever Project, selected three new artists to participate in their annual artist-in-residence program. Each artist will fully immerse themself in the park for a month to provide inspiration for a piece to be hung in Zion’s park museum.
The program’s artists represent several different categories of art. In past years, Zion has invited sculptors, actors, musicians and many other performers.
“National parks protect iconic places, and we know Zion has been a source of inspiration for centuries,” Zion National Park Public Affairs Specialist Jonathan Shafer said. “Artists travel to experience the unique, towering red rock that dominates the landscape here.”
The condition on which each artist visits the park is that they will interact with visitors during their stay and use their artistic talents to create a piece that helps guests appreciate and understand Zion.
“We work with our partner, Zion Forever, so that artists can enjoy the park’s landscapes, plants, animals and history and share them with others through all kinds of art,” Shafer said.
Story by: Kale Nelson
Photos courtesy of Aspen English