New Artist in Residence Arrival: Elijah Jamal Asani
May 23 – July 22, 2022
Nigerian-American experimental artist and educator Elijah Asani is the next Artist in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. Based in Chicago, Asani is a self-taught music producer, designer, and filmmaker with a degree in creative writing.
As part of his artist residency, Asani plans to develop a collection of audio-visual works inspired by, dedicated to, and in collaboration with sites and themes throughout Grand Canyon. Sounds from the canyon will be recorded, edited, and engineered into musical compositions. Some pieces will be strictly sound-based, utilizing manipulated sounds that were found and recorded within the canyon itself and turned into musical compositions, while other pieces will incorporate visuals and audio together to tell a story.
As part of his public programming, Asani will lead visitors through the park on active listening sound walks and hikes. Dates, times, and details will be shared on the Grand Canyon Artist in Residence page.
On-Site Grand Canyon Star Party
Celebrate Grand Canyon’s dark skies and connect with amateur astronomers during Grand Canyon’s annual Star Party! Open to the general public, the event lasts seven days on both the South and North Rims of the park.
The event includes nightly evening programs inside the Grand Canyon Visitor Center followed by telescope viewings outside. Photography workshops and constellation talks are also available this year.
Bring a red flashlight and come view an assortment of planets, double stars, nebulae, and more during this spectacular event.
Visit NPS’s Grand Canyon Star Party 2022, June 18-25 for more information.
Virtual Insights and Impacts
August 18, 2022, at 5:00 pm PDT
Join Grand Canyon National Park’s Superintendent, Ed Keable, and Grand Canyon Conservancy’s CEO, Theresa McMullan, for a free virtual discussion about current projects and priorities at Grand Canyon National Park. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, engage directly with them, and receive the most up-to-date information on what is happening at Grand Canyon. Register now to secure your spot.
On-Site and Virtual 14th Annual Celebration of Art
September 2, 2022 – January 16, 2023
Celebration of Art is back for its 14th annual event at Grand Canyon National Park. This year, 22 Plein air artists will capture the ever-changing colors and light of Grand Canyon through stunning paintings that will be available for purchase.
An online auction starts September 2, and then artists will be painting on-site September 10-16. Enjoy the festivities in person at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park from September 16-18. The exhibition and sale will open to the public on Sunday, September 18, 2022, and last through January 16, 2023. Paintings will be available for purchase online and at historic Kolb Studio.
Visit the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art page for more information.
This is an excerpt from the Grand Canyon Conservancy’s Member Newsletter. To find out more about GCC and how to get your own copy delivered, visit the Grand Canyon Conservancy website.