Ruane Miller has been awarded an Artist Residency at the North Rim of The Grand Canyon for 2011 by the jury of the AiR program.
"The AiR program offers professional artists the opportunity to spend three weeks on either the North or South Rim of the Grand Canyon in housing provided by the National Park Service. Those three weeks are an opportunity for artists to enjoy quality uninterrupted time, pursuing their art while creating works that generate understanding and dialogue about the need to preserve the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon’s AiR program welcomes not only artists who work in the time-honored tradition of representational landscape photography and painting, but also encourages involvement of artists working in new mediums and whose art is in direct advocacy of the Park’s environmental, cultural and historical issues and concerns.
In exchange for the adventure of living and working at the Grand Canyon, Artists-in-Residence will be expected to provide three public outreach programs, presentations or performances of their choosing. In addition to these free programs, each artist will also donate to the park one work that was inspired by his or her residency here. The programs and the works produced by the artists are intended to inspire park visitors to become active participants in preservation and environmental and cultural advocacy." 2010_09_21_AiR.pdf