After a national jury process, MSUM Professor of Art Education, Brad Bachmeier was one of only two artists selected for the program “which is based on artistic caliber, the artwork’s ability to communicate the values and processes of Parashant, and to meet the needs and scope of the Monument’s priorities.” The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program allows professionals the opportunity to express their art while providing an understanding and appreciation of the Monument. Bachmeier intends to use his time to  continue an investigation of geology, petrified materials and man’s ancient use of clay and rock, culminating in an exhibit generating awareness and support for the increasing need for appreciation, support and protection of natural and cultural resources. Bachmeier will be completing his fourth residency in a five year span.

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