Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Century of Sanctuary - The Art of Zion National Park Exhibit

Erica Cottam, Deborah Reeder and Lyman Hafen unwrap the Thomas Moran painting - The Rio virgin Southern Utah, 1917
White glove time! Erica Cottam and Deborah Reeder from the St. George Art Museum carefully unwrap an original Thomas Moran painting while Zion Natural History Director Lyman Hafen looks on.

As a member of the board of Directors of the Zion National History Association we are excited about the fantastic art exhibit which is opening this weekend in St. George, Utah. The show has been in the planning stages for over two years and is the kick-off event for Zion National Park's 100 Year anniversary celebration.

The upper level of the art museum will include about 70 historical paintings spanning the period from the late 1800's through the 1900's. The lower level includes paintings by contemporary artists selected by juror Peter Hassrick from over 600 paintings entered in a worldwide competition. Over $30,000.00 in purchase awards will be given out in a special ceremony this Friday night, with the exhibit opening to the public Monday August 25, 2008.

Thomas Moran painting 1917 The rio Virgin Southern UtahNot only does this exhibit include an exciting variety of images from today's best painters, but the show features original paintings and prints from such luminaries as Thomas Moran, Maynard Dixon, Ansel Adams and others. This will certainly be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Click here for more information about "A Century of Sanctuary - The Art of Zion National Park."

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