Arizona Forward, a coalition of business and civic leaders committed to both environmental sustainability and economic vitality in the state, are hosting a discussion on the Grand Canyon next week featuring renowned artist Bruce Aiken.
The Grand Canyon: Then & Now gives Aiken’s unique perspective on the recent history of the Grand Canyon, which he has captured in hundreds of paintings, drawings, pastels and other creative media.
But Aiken is also a National Park Service employee and has lived in the Canyon for more than three decades, raising a family there.
Topics to be discussed at the luncheon will be observations of the sustainability of the Grand Canyon; current threats to the National Park; and little-known historical aspects of water and human activity in the park.
One of today’s leading painters of the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest, Aiken will share his lifelong study of the Canyon through personal insights ranging from botany to geology to human resource issues.
The Grand Canyon: Then & Now
A 40-Year Perspective Featuring Bruce Aiken
11:30 am – 1 pm, Thursday, May 11
High Country Conference Center
Discounts for Students/Arizona Forward Members
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For those of us in Northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon is not only vital to the economic health of the region, it is an awe-inspiring wonder of the land we are fortunate enough to call home. ECoNA is proud to join Luncheon Sponsor Northern Arizona University in supporting this extraordinary event, and we strongly encourage you to attend.