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Art and Action Exhibit at Grand Teton National Park

I've come full circle. This past weekend I traveled to @grandtetonnps to see my painting, "Mayfly, May Not" in the new exhibit at the Jenny Lake Visitor Center.

The exhibit is called, "Art & Action" and highlights how art is a vehicle for change. They featured historic and contemporary artists and I am so humbled to be part of this group.

The exhibit asks, "what was the first book you read or image you saw that made you want to go somewhere or do something? "

For me it was a jigsaw puzzle I got for my 12th birthday. It had the Teton Mountains on it and from that time forward I wanted to go there. Mom took us there later on and...after college I was a park ranger naturalist at Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park, for a summer.

I paint to highlight the beauty of wild animals and especially love native trout and aquatic ecosystems. "Mayfly, May Not " was the first art I completed after the birth of my identical twins, so it was doubly special to take them to see the art in one of the most beautiful and special places on earth.

Thank yous to the National Park Service, for preserving and protecting our nation's jewels and for making the largest outdoor classrooms accessible to all. Your tireless work changes lives and we are so lucky to have the National Parks.


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