Friday, Nov 21, 2008
Kay Malouff, the parkâs 2008 Darwin Lambert artist in residence, has created a beautiful thirty-three square foot stained glass window for Great Basin National Parkâs newest visitor center, located in Baker, Nevada.
Kay has donated her time and talent to create this outstanding work of art. Depicting Wheeler Peak, a bristlecone pine, Lehman Caves, Lexington Arch and other features found in Great Basin National Park, Kay's artistry has captured the grandeur and light of the Great Basin landscape.
To celebrate the unveiling of Kayâs work, a community potluck lunch was held and all in attendance were struck by the incredible presence that the new stained glass window brings to the visitor center and to the park.
A resident of Alamosa, Colorado, with 30 years of experience as a stained glass artist, Kay spent her six week residency designing and creating the eight panel window. Kay has also been an artist in resident at Mesa Verde National Park and has a piece on display at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Kayâs work can also be found throughout the Southwest.
While Kayâs residency was extended to six weeks due to the magnitude of her work, Great Basin typically offers the Darwin Lambert artist-writer in residence as a two- to four-week residency, scheduled annually in September and October.
Great Basin National Park created the Darwin Lambert artist-writer in residence program in honor of the late Darwin Lambert. As a proponent for the creation of Great Basin National Park and other parks, Lambert authored Great Basin Drama and other literary pieces. Visual arts, writing, music, film and theatre are venues considered for the residency.