BISHOP, Calif. — The Bishop BLM Field Office, in partnership with the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and Friends of the Inyo, would like to welcome the public to a showcasing of artist Aubrey Edwards’ photography shot during her participation in the Alabama Hills Artist in Residency Program.
The art showing will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 1, at the Forum Theatre located at 141 N. Jackson Street, Lone Pine, CA. This will be a casual viewing, all ages are welcome, and refreshments and snacks will be provided by our partners. Aubrey will be encouraging attendees to share their stories and experiences at the Alabama Hills.
“We are excited to showcase Aubrey’s art for our first Artist in Residency program in the Bishop Field Office! We hope Aubrey’s art inspires people to enjoy, care for, and protect the National Scenic Area.” Jeff Starosta, Acting Field Manager.
The Alabama Hills National Scenic Area was designated by Congress in 2019 and is the only National Scenic Area managed by the BLM. The Alabama Hills provided Aubrey with a creative, uniquely rugged environment in which to generate artistic works and share her art with the public. For more information about Aubrey Edwards, please visit http://aubreyedwards.com/.
The Bureau of Land Management Artist-in-Residence program encourages artists to use their observational skills in portraying the variety of cultural and natural resources through images, objects, and performances that bring others enjoyment and forge a deeper understanding of our nation’s public lands. To learn more about the program, please visit: https://on.doi.gov/3HZcGBG.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Photo credit: Alabama Hills BLM Photo by Jesse Pluim, BLM.