From Staff Reports
JACKSON, WYO. — In mid-July, fine artists from across the Rocky Mountain region will gather in Grand Teton National Park to create plein air paintings that will benefit the park. While those artists wait for July, a newly released video might help give them a few ideas about what kinds of colors to include on their pallettes when they come.
In collaboration with Grand Teton Association, Grand Teton National Park Foundation has released “Color Change in Grand Teton,” aimed at raising awareness about the park using a contemporary and accessible medium that is available online to viewers around the world.
“Color Change in Grand Teton” joins “Day and Night in Grand Teton” and “Weather in Grand Teton,” the first two films in a four-part series called “From Valley to Peak.” All four shorts include footage of natural phenomena in Grand Teton National Park.
The films were recently completed by Jackson-based videographers Jesse Ryan and Ryan Christopher of New Thought Media.
“Our effort to connect people to the park and to educate them about this amazing resource remains one of the most important components of our mission at the foundation,” said foundation president Leslie Mattson in a statement last month marking the release of the first film. ”Projects like this are a great way to spread the wonders of Grand Teton to national park lovers far and wide.”
The four-minute videos showcase a selection of striking natural occurrences through artfully captured landscapes, time-lapse sequences and insightful narration. The final remaining video in the series will be released next month.
The video series is one of the most recent foundation-funded projects, and echoes the organization’s mission to fund initiatives that go beyond what the National Park Service can accomplish on its own. Since 1997, the foundation has raised more than $20 million for education-based capital projects, work-and-learn programs that connect youth to nature and various wildlife research and protection projects.