Sunday, August 2, 2009
We can't think of a better place to open the Third Annual Paint the Parks100 Exhibit than at the Kolb Studio Gallery on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The Kolb is a truly remarkable landmark, perched on the edge of this incredible canyon. The canyon receives millions of visitors each year.
The Kolb Brothers were the first ever to record their adventures on the Colorado River with a movie camera. The Kolb Studio Gallery is in the original auditorium the Kolb brothers added on in 1915 to present their river trip movie to Grand Canyon visitors. Emery Kolb ran the movie daily from 1915 until his death in 1976, making it the longest-running motion picture in history.
Today, the gallery is filled with paintings of the National Parks by some of the top artists in the country. Every painting is a national award winner. The show will run until September 7th, and is the perfect opportunity to view and purchase some incredible fine art dcoumenting our country's national parks.