Monthly Archives: April 2013

2013 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art (South Rim) September 14, 2013 – January 14, 2014

Hosted each year by the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art-related events followed by a 3-month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The exhibit opens with a reception on September 21, 2013 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, which is free and open to the public. The Celebration of Art features 26 artists from around the country who engage in a plein air competition and exhibition.  Park visitors have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape. Each artist brings a completed studio piece with them and then creates more artwork on the South Rim, on the North Rim, at Phantom Ranch and at Indian Garden during the “Plein Air… read more

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2013 Grand Canyon Star Party

Grand Canyon’s 23rd Annual Star Party will be held on both South and North Rims from June 8-15, 2013.  For eight days in June, park visitors will explore the wonders of the night sky on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association and on the North Rim with the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix. Amateur astronomers from across the country will volunteer their expertise and will offer free nightly astronomy programs and free telescope viewing.  Visitors will have the chance to view the planet Saturn along with a wide assortment of star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae by night, and the sun and planet Mercury by day.  Grand Canyon is one of the best night sky observing sites in the United States because it has some of the darkest skies and cleanest air in the country. Participants will experience spectacular views of the universe!  Everyone dress… read more

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History Exhibit: The Amazing Kolb Brothers Continues Through April

The Amazing Kolb Brothers, A Grand Life at the Grand Canyon exhibit continues through April in Kolb Studio, located in the historic Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim.  Open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm, this exhibit is free and open to the public, and an essential part of any visit to the Grand Canyon. The Kolb Brothers are legend at the Grand Canyon for their pioneering spirits and treasure trove of photographs.  Ellsworth and Emery arrived at the South Rim in the dawning years of the 20th century, long before the Grand Canyon was designated a national park. Stories of their adventures, their family, and their enduring photography business on the rim are told for the first time in exhibit form and displayed in their historic studio. Presented by the Grand Canyon Association, Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library Special Collections and Archives, and Grand Canyon National Park.  Additional funding… read more

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