Friday, January 31, 2014

April 2014 Trip to Utah's Redrock country

Make Art in Utah’s Redrock Canyon Country
with Instructors Gregory Frux and Janet Morgan - April 14-18

Attention Artists!

Immerse yourself in the quiet, colorfully textured beauty of Southern Utah’s labyrinth of canyons. Escape Goats ( is teaming up with Art & Adventures ( to provide a unique fully catered fun filled 4-night 5-day specialty tour within the Escalante Grand-Staircase National Monument.  Base camp will be located at a seldom-visited location along the famous Hole-in-the Rock Road.  Guided hikes and art instruction will be held at gorgeous settings like Harris Wash, Big Horn Slot Canyon, Cedar Wash Arch,  Devils Garden  and other spectacular areas.

Hikes will vary from 2 to 5 miles round trip. You will receive lessons and work alongside two professional artists with over thirty years experience each. Gregory Frux is an expert in outdoor oil painting, Janet Morgan is an accomplished watercolorist, both are conversant in field sketching and they can provide individual instruction in various mediums at all experience levels. This trip will be a rich learning experience--  We will explore geology, plants, desert wildlife, and local history.  All gear and transportation from Escalante to base camps and hikes will be provided (tents, sleeping bags, pads, food). $1250.00 plus tax per person.  $200 deposit required, non-refundable 30 days prior to trip.  Group size is minimum four guests, maximum eight, insuring personalized attention.

Art & Adventure’s  Janet Morgan and Gregory Frux are artists whose sense of adventure, both local and exotic inform and enrich their art. Together they have taken their unique painting styles, often working side by side  in remote locations including Morocco, Peru, Bolivia,  Patagonia, Antarctica, Arctic Norway, Central Asia (showing at National Museum of Art of Kyrgyzstan) and Mt. St. Helen National Volcanic Monument and as Artists-in-Residence in Death Valley National Park , Weir Farm National Historic Site, Joshua Tree National Park and Glacier National Park.  The artists have been to this region to paint and explore five previous times. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Photos from the AAC Winter Outing

Michael Schlenker leading Waterfall, Poko-Moonshine

Peter Helmetag and Gianna

Michael on Waterfall at Poko-Moonshine

Gully near Bushido, Poko-Moonshine

Vic Benes on Waterfall, Poko-Moonshine