A Visit To The Grand Canyon With Artist-in-Residence Nancy McKay

This event was held on September 12, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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This May, local artist Nancy McKay served as artist-in-residence on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, helping visitors experience and express a deeper connection with nature's wonders through art. During this residency she focused on color - how colors change throughout the day and how colors represent layers of geologic time. She also taught park visitors to mix the canyon's colors into a palette.

Nancy will share a photographic overview of the North Rim as well as an overview of key geologic features as they relate to earth's history. She will also discuss how she used the theme of color to help park visitors more deeply connect with this amazing National Park.

Nancy McKay earned a Master's degree from Eastern Michigan University in textile arts. Her medium, Digital Silk, combines watercolor-style painting on silk, digital printed imagery, and stitching.

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