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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 03/14/14
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1cannon@blm.gov

Red Rock Canyon Launching Artist Residencies


Las Vegas – Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will become an even more beautiful place on March 16 when the Artist-in-Residency program will debut its first artist.

The first artist, Linda Campbell, whose artwork centers around landscape portraits in pastel and watercolor, will be at Red Rock Canyon from March 16 through 29. On March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., she will host a beginner's drawing and painting workshop where she will help participants learn to see with their "artistic eye" and gain a new appreciation for the stark beauty of our surroundings. Registration is required; please call 702-515-5367.

Maria Diener, whose wood-cut prints evoke connections between the human body and the landscape, will complete her residency from April 6th-19th. Maria will lead collaborative wood-cut carving and printing workshops on April 13th and 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is required; please call 702-515-5367.
 
The final artist of the season, Myranda Bair will complete her residency from May 4th-17th. Myranda's work comments on sustainability, drawing inspiration from humankind's relationship with the natural world. Myranda will host an all-day workshop on May 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. where participants will design, decorate and mail a postcard sharing their experience of the Mojave Desert. No registration required.
 
In January, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association received 20 applications from local artists. In addition to donating artwork completed during their residency to be featured in an exhibition at the Red Rock visitor center from July-August, each artist will host the free public workshops listed above.
 
The artist-in-residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands. It will engage and inform an audience through public programs by participants, and will provide time for artists to pursue their work.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 03-14-2014