2016 marks the National Park Service’s 100th year anniversary!
The St. George Art Museum will be kicking off the centennial with Erin Hanson’s Painted Parks, an exhibit of Hanson’s colorful, contemporary impressionistic landscapes of our National Parks. The exhibit will be hanging from January 16th until May 28th, 2016.
“This collection of oil paintings is drawn exclusively from rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking trips I have done throughout the Western states. I plan several trips every year to explore and re-explore my favorite parks, including Joshua Tree, Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks, Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Arches, Canyonlands, and all the beautiful Parks in between. No matter how many times I have been to a National Park, every morning when I wake up in the campground or in a bivy sack at a backcountry camping spot, I feel a complete sense of joy and overwhelming awe of my surroundings. I return from each trip with thousands of photos that I use to try to re- capture these moments of peace and beauty on the canvas.”