Local artists Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer and Jeremy Heflin were the National Park Service Artists-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park for the month of August this year. After acclimating to the heat and altitude, they set off on various hikes to collect pictures of scenery, visitors, park community, culture, flora, and fauna to put into their work. In the spirit of European curiosity cabinets and Asian curio boxes, Johanna and Jeremy have put together what they call “curio images.”

These large scale photographs look two dimensional from afar, but when viewed close up, have elements that stick out at the viewer. Reaching behind or opening these projections will reveal sculptures, books, and boxes that incite curiosity and give further insight about the canyon and the life within it. Johanna and Jeremy will talk about their work and the Grand Canyon AIR program on Saturday, September 28th, from 12 noon – 1 p.m at the National Park Service Faneuil Hall Visitor Center. Free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible.

For more information, please call (617) 242-5616.