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Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Announces Four Artists In Residence

Jennifer Carrigan

The Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area announced its four artists in residence for the coming summer.

This is seventh year the recreation area's program. Four artists will come for a two-week stay to create art and participate in public programs. They'll be coming to the canyon from Wyoming, Colorado, and even England.

Christy Fleming, the recreation area's chief of interpretation, said the artists bring a different perspective to the canyon.

"I'm always surprised what the artists are painting or photographing things that I think that I've seen 100 times. And I'm like, 'well, that's just, you know, the road or whatever,' And then when they paint it, or photograph it, it changes the perspective of it to make it see more than just the road," she said.

Fleming also said it helps gets the word out about the area.

"Bighorn Canyon becomes part of them. And when they're going around the country showing their artwork, they become one of the best ambassadors that we have," said Fleming.

This year's artists include a cartoonist and painter, a fiber artist, and a photographer.

Have a question about this story? Contact the reporter, Kamila Kudelska, at kkudelsk@uwyo.edu.

Kamila has worked for public radio stations in California, New York, France and Poland. Originally from New York City, she loves exploring new places. Kamila received her master in journalism from Columbia University. She has won a regional Murrow award for her reporting on mental health and firearm owners. During her time leading the Wyoming Public Media newsroom, reporters have won multiple PMJA, Murrow and Top of the Rockies Excellence in Journalism Awards. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the surrounding areas with her two pups and husband.

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