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Lopez artist to paint at Zion Park

October 29, 2013 · Updated 2:42 PM

Dance of the Hours / Contributed art/ Steve Hill

Lopez Island artist, Steven R. Hill is one of 24 nationally recognized artists who have been selected to paint during the fifth Annual “Zion National Park Invitational Plein Air Art Invitational”, Nov. 4-11, at Zion National Park, Utah.

The event “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran” gets hundreds of applicants each year, and is the biggest annual public event at Zion. Each of the 24 artists are expected to finish six to eight plein air paintings during the course of one week, as well as present a live, narrated painting demo for the public at the park headquarters. Hill’s demo will be Nov. 7, at the Zion Nature Center .

Thousands of park visitors observe the artists, as they paint “en plein air” at this spectacular venue. A special collective exhibit and quick draw competition will be held Nov. 9, 10 and 11, when the artists turn in the work they have completed. There are also free lectures on “The Role of Art in Landscape Conservation” and “Pre-historic Rock Art” among others.

Hill’s work shows in the islands at: Crow Valley Gallery on Orcas, Wm.McCauley Gallery, Friday Harbor and Windswept Fine Art Gallery on Lopez. Visit www.zionpark.org for complete event details.

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