Art in the Environment: Perspectives in Place

Free demonstrations and workshops. Public is welcome. 

Throughout the summer, these educational programs serve to inspire deeper connection, better understanding, and enduring support for Grand Teton National Park. 


Saturday, June 1, Schwabacher's Landing, Grand Teton National Park

7:00 AM-11:00 AM: Photographer, Randy Issacson - How to create beautiful sunrise images at one of the most iconic places in Grand Teton National Park. Sunrise at Schwabacher's Landing gives everyone a new connection to the beauty of the Tetons; taking home a photograph solidifies that forever. Participants are encouraged to dress warm, bring a camera, and tripod(optional).

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Writer, Anne Marie Wells - "Fostering connection through storytelling." Storytelling can build empathy and connection towards nature. Participants should plan to bring their own pen and paper.

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Fiber Artist, Doris Florig - Tapestry Weaving: You are invited! Have a seat, at the six person loom, and help weave a tapestry influenced by the environment of the riverside. Participants should plan to bring a chair.

Saturday, July 6, Mormon Row, Grand Teton  National Park  

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Plein Air Artist, Emily Boespflug - Plein Air Painting: Emily will capture the essence of one of the most popular homesteading sites in the country using vivid layers of color to describe the passing light. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment and join Emily "en plein air" painting.

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Poet, Betsy Bernfeld - Narrative Poetry: "A Walk in the Park."  Take a walk along the "row" with Betsy and experiment with weaving nature into your personal narrative. Participants should plan to bring a journal, writing utensil, and a chair.

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Fiber Artist, Doris Florig - Fiber Art Sculptures: Making life size wildlife sculptures. Doris will have two bison head mounts on display and offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at needle felting. Participants should plan to bring a chair.

Saturday, August 3, Blacktail Ponds Overlook, Grand Teton National Park

6:30 AM- 8:30 AM: Photographer, Becky Hawkins - Grab your camera gear and join local amateur photographer Becky Hawkins,who has called Jackson home for 39 years, capture the beauty of sunrise in all its light and glory at Blacktail Ponds Overlook. Come enjoy the magnificence of the mountains, interact with nature, share photography tips, and find new ways to connect with this glorious place.

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Writer, Matt Daly - "What I heard the River say."   This workshop uses sensory exercises to deepen the connections between participants and place. Inventive and invented language to translate our conversation with the more-than-human world into poetic offerings for our human neighbors. Participants should plan to bring a journal, writing utensil, and a chair. 

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Fiber Artist, Doris Florig - Tablet Weaving: Join Doris, and learn an ancient card weaving technique. Fibers for the project include wool yarn, hand dyed, using regional plants like sage and balsam root flowers. Participants should plan to bring a chair.