Bandelier Welcomes Second Artist In Residence of the 2018 Season

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Bandelier Welcomes Second Artist In Residence of the 2018 Season

Bandelier National Monument welcomes the second Artist in Residence of the 2018 season, Jym Davis.  

Davis is a Professor of Art at Reinhardt University in north Georgia. Since 2016, He has been creating hand-made masks inspired by national park animal life and landscapes. Bandelier National Monument is his fifth National Park Service Artist-In-Residency. Before coming to Bandelier, he was a resident at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, and Big Cypress Preserve in Florida. Davis has exhibited his work around the world. 

Davis has been working on Bandelier inspired animal masks. You can meet him from 11:30 ‒ 1:30 p.m. Sundays, October 7 and 14, during a mask making and painting demonstration behind the Frijoles Canyon Visitor Center. Davis will have examples of finished masks and current works in progress. Stop by and find out how you can make similar masks of your own at home. 

Davis is very happy to be at Bandelier for the next two weeks and is looking forward to sharing his work with the public. 

Bandelier will be hosting one more artist this month.

For information about Bandelier National Monument, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 

505-672-3861 x 517 or visit, on Facebook, BandelierNPS.