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6 I The Lovell Chronicle I October 8, 2015 BY DAVID PECK "It was fun and inspiring." That's how Bighorn Canyon NRA Chief of Inter- pretation Christy Fleming summed up two weekends of "art in the park" events. Amanda Palmer of Up- state New York spent Sept. 21 through Oct. 4 as Bighorn Canyon's latest artist in res- idence with her wood block printing method of artwork. She showed visitors how to cut the wood blocks on the afternoon of Sept. 26, then demonstrated the print- ing as one of four artists who participated in a "Find Your Park Through Art" event Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, at the Ewing-Snell Ranch. An intimate group of artists including students of Northwest College art pro- fessor John Giarrizzo gath- ered at the Ewing-Snell Ranch at 3 p.m. Saturday for presentations by former Park Service ranger Doug Leen and painter Stephanie Rose. Leen, who calls Alaska home, spoke about his ef- forts to save Work Projects Administration artwork that was produced in the 1930s and '40s as posters to pro- mote national parks and his work to preserve the works and prevent improper rep- lication and distribution of the artwork. The WPA produced a se- ries of 14 posters to promote national parks, and Leen came across one of the post- ers while cleaning out a ga- rage during his time work- ing as a mountain ranger at Grand Teton National Park. He was given the post- er, then set it aside as he followed a career path into dentistry. About 20 years lat- er, Leen began his mis- sion to find out more about the WPA posters and real- ized how rare they are due to their fragile nature. He began a project to find and save the works and educate the public about the rare and special artwork, pro- duced through the fledgling silkscreen process. Calling himself Rang- er of the Lost Art, Fleming said Leen has collected 12 of the 14 original posters and Artist Stephanie Rose paints a scene including the Ewing-Snell Ranch school house "en plein air" during her "Find Your Park Through Art" workshop Saturday afternoon. is able to reproduce prints of the 12 with a goal of find- ing the remaining two post- ers and return them to the National Park Service. He has worked with the Nation- al Park Service archives in Harper's Ferry, W.Va. As part of his preserve and educate mission, Leen has started reproducing the prints and is selling the re- productions, as well as pro- ducing more posters for parks in the style of the WPA works. Leen came to Ew- ing-Snell with his Airstream trailer, which has a local connection. Janet Bedford of Powell painted Nation- al Park murals inside the camper, and Lester Santos of Cody did the inside fur- nishing in the Molesworth style. Leen is conducting talks around the country. STEPHANIE ROSE Painter Stephanie Rose of the Heart Mountain area gave a painting demonstra- tion Saturday afternoon at the Ewing-Snell Ranch, fol- lowing Leen's talk, as part of her four-season study of Big Horn Canyon, Fleming said, noting that Rose is spending one week in the park during each of the four seasons. Having completed her spring and summer studies, Rose will return on Oct. 19 for her fall study, then begin her winter study on Feb. 22, 2016. Rose demonstrated the "en plein air" method of painting for interested artists and students from the back porch of the Ew- ing-Snell, painting a scene of the old ranch school house. "Her style is interesting to me," Fleming said. "She first does a black and white painting to explore the light and dark values of her sub- ject, then paints a second rendition in color." A third session was scheduled for Saturday night with Powell photogra- pher Lynn Richardson at the Lockhart Ranch. Fleming said it was cloudy, so no star- scape photos could be taken. The group returned to Ew- ing-Snell, where Richardson demonstrated the technique of "ghost photography." SUNDAY PROGRAMS Sunday began with a k . . DAVID PECK PHOTOS Former ranger Doug Leen chats with Bighorn Canyon Chief of Interpretation Christy Fleming (right) and Powell artist Janet Bedford next to his Airstream trailer about his efforts to find and preserve Work Projects Administration funded National Park Service posters from the 1930s and '40s. Bighorn Canyon artist in residence Amanda Palmer inks her wood block carving of the Lockhart Ranch for a print before an interested audience at the Ewing-Snell Ranch Sunday afternoon. Palmer produces detailed wood block prints one at a time by hand. sunrise photography ses- sion at Devil's Canyon Over- look with photographer Marilyn Feather of Michi- gan. Fleming said the morn- ing brought cold, windy and cloudy conditions, and while there was good color and in- teresting clouds, there was no sunrise. An art hike followed at Hillsboro, led by Palm- er, who provided tips for the artists, who then broke off and worked with photogra- phy, painting and drawing. Palmer then led a work- shop on wood block print- ing back at the Ewing-Snell Ranch at 1 p.m., showing an audience of artists and Lovell citizens who made the trip to the ranch how she ap- plies ink to the carved wood block, rolls it smooth, ap- plies special paper made in Japan, smoothes the paper and pulls it back to produce a finished print of a scene from the Lockhart Ranch. Feather is continuing her photography work in the park through Oct. 15 as the last of the five Artists in Res- idence for the year (see re- lated story). Democratic primary event to be After hosting a viewing and discussion of the Sept. 16 CNN Reagan Library GOP Candidates Debate, the Northwest College Forensics Team will afford the same op- portunity Tuesday, Oct. 13, to vet Democratic candidates. The NWC Forensics Team invites the public to come to campus to partici- pate in an open-forum dis- cussion and then view the de- bate on a large screen. The evening gets underway at 6 p.m. in the Yellowstone Con- ference Center. Members of the NWC Forensics Team will start the program by moderating a discussion of the state of the Democratic race and the likely issues that will be ad- dressed during the debate. hosted by NWC Community members and NWC faculty members will be major voices in the dialogue. A post-debate follow-up may be included if time and inter- est allow. Anyone who's interest- ed is invited to watch and contribute or just listen to the analysis of the candi- dates' rhetorical and political strengths and weaknesses. 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