Zion National Park has selected Leslie Nichols to serve as the park's April 2015 Artist in Residence. Her project will depict the images and stories of various people that "make" Zion National Park. She will spend the month of April immersed in the park collecting materials to create portraits.
The Artist-in-Residence program at Zion honors and continues a long tradition of artists using their work to facilitate a conversation on the value of nature and preservation. Leslie is excited to bring her unique work to this tradition which began in the early 19th century with Hudson River School painters and Transcendentalist writers like Thomas Cole and Henry David Thoreau.