A Wilderness Science and Art Collaboration

Aldo & Leonardo, a partnership between Colorado Art Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, is a project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The project is inspired by the scientific wisdom of Aldo Leopold and the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Our endeavor is an interdisciplinary collaboration of artists and scientists designed to celebrate the lands, resources and opportunities protected by the Wilderness Act. In 2013, we are hosting one-month residencies in six diverse wilderness areas. Artists will work alongside wildland research scientists and gain firsthand knowledge of the wonders, complexities and challenges of our nation's wildest places. The result will be a body of work that creatively illustrates the value of wild areas and honors the scientific efforts to preserve wilderness for the next fifty years.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Aldo & Leonardo: A Wilderness Science and Art Collaboration



By Grant Pound, Executive Director of Colorado Art Ranch

Colorado Art Ranch is collaborating with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute on a project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.


The project, Aldo & Leonardo, is inspired by the scientific wisdom of Aldo Leopold and the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Our endeavor is an interdisciplinary collaboration of art and science designed to celebrate the lands, resources and opportunities protected by the Wilderness Act.


In 2013, we are hosting one-month residencies in six diverse wilderness areas. Artists will work alongside wildland research scientists and gain firsthand knowledge of the wonders, complexities and challenges of our nation's wildest places. The result will be a body of work that creatively illustrates the value of wild areas and honors the scientific efforts to preserve wilderness for the next fifty years.
 
 
Don't miss your chance to participate in this important project. Artists of all stripes (visual, literary, and performing) are encouraged to apply for one or more of the locations. Apply online.  
 
El Toro Wilderness, Puerto Rico, Rain Forest

It’s underway!  
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts, Saltwater
June 15-July 15, 2013
Artists have been selected.

John Muir Wilderness, California, Alpine
July 1-August 1, 2013
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

TBD, Alaska, Glacier/Tundra
July 15-August 15, 2013
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013  
  
September 1-30, 2013
Application Deadline: May 1, 2013    
 
Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area, Minnesota, Freshwater
September 15-October 15, 2013
Application Deadline: May 15, 2013
 
 


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