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BLM artist-in-residence publishes Dominguez-Escalante NCA essays

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A newly published book of essays by artist-in-residence Joe Colwell highlights the scenery and serenity of Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. Sponsored by Colorado Canyons Association, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, "Echoes of Time: Reflections on the Mesas and Canyons on the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area" is a first-time artist-in-residence production for the national conservation area.

Local author Colwell was selected to share his experiences and promote public appreciation of the dramatic landscape of D-E NCA. One of Colwell's goals while writing Echoes was to help people reconnect with nature and understand their relationship with natural places. "I hope with my thoughts and reflections on the D-E NCA I can influence a few people to see what's out there in their backyard," said Colwell, the first artist-in-residence for D-E NCA.

The artist-in-residence program promotes awareness of the exceptional places protected within the BLM's national conservation lands. Artists are inspired by and translate the natural and cultural resources of public lands.

"Colorado Canyons Association is proud to support BLM's artist-in-residence program. The public lands in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area are inspiring for all who visit and Joe Colwell does an outstanding job of capturing the heart and soul of this area," said Colorado Canyons Association executive director Joe Neuhof.

The book is available at the Colorado Canyons Association bookstore in the BLM Grand Junction Field Office and online. Learn more about the BLM's artist-in-residence program by visiting https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/artist-in-residence.

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