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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Crowdsourced Art Features Landscapes In Utah And Around The US

Zion National Park posted this to Twitter today: Need inspiration to go out and “See America”? Maybe the art campaign will help!

The See America Art Project has motivated many people to create art depicting our national parks and other scenic areas, and - hopefully - it will spur more people to visit these places. See the images here. You can buy the images on poster, greeting cards, mugs, t-shirts and other items.

Here is background info:

In the 1930's, as part of the New Deal efforts to put artists to work, our government commissioned posters to showcase the country's most stunning natural features under the banner: "See America." These iconic images put thousands of artists to work, helped link our natural landscape with our American identity, and live on nearly 100 years later as celebrated works of art.

...But there are hundreds more parks deserving of beautiful artwork to bring the great outdoors and our country's history to a new generation. That’s why we're launching a crowdsourced campaign seeking new "See America" posters highlighting the beauty of our natural landscape and historic sites in all 50 states.

Many Utah parks and landscapes are depicted - you can see them here. In any crowdsourcing effort, there are bound to be miss-identifications. Two such images quickly caught my eye. They are mistakenly featured in the Utah section:

Horseshoe Bend, on the Colorado River just below Lake Powell, in actually in Arizona.

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument is also in Arizona. The cliffs extend into Utah, into Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Some landscapes extend into two states and naturally appear on both state pages. These include Monument Valley, Hovenweep, Glen Canyon and Dinosaur National Monument.

The images are impressive.

Moab, Utah, A Bikers' Playground

Matador Network just posted the video below to its youtube channel. It's fun and worth watching.


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