Romig Selected as Artist-In-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park

James Romig, Associate Professor, School of Music, Western Illinois University

James Romig, Associate Professor, School of Music, Western Illinois University

Following up his prestigious Aaron Copland House residency in summer 2011, James Romig, Associate Professor School of Music, will be visiting the South Rim of the Grand Canyon as an artist-in-residence for three weeks in June, 2012.  Congratulations James!

Romig was selected from among 100 highly qualified artists.  Artists include photographers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, musicians and more.

Grand Canyon’s artist-in-residence program welcomes not only artists who work in the long-honored traditions of representational landscape photography and painting, but also encourages the involvement of artists working in new or experimental mediums, and whose art is in direct advocacy of the Park’s environmental, cultural and historical values.

While in-residence, the South Rim artists have the opportunity to live in the historic upstairs apartment of the Verkamp’s Visitor Center, perched on the rim. The North Rim artist space is in an historic and rustic two-room cabin in the cool shade of the Ponderosa pines.

A panel of professional artists and administrators along with National Park Service representatives selected this year’s artists from a pool of 98 applicants on the South Rim, and 70 applicants on the North Rim.

For more information about this year’s South Rim Artist in Residence–SR AiR.

For information about the artists.

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