2014 Entrada Artist-in-Residence Award Recipients
Kate Aitchison is a Flagstaff native and a contemporary printmaker on the Colorado Plateau. She has spent the last several years working as a river guide on the Colorado and San Juan Rivers and as an environmental educator, during which time she cultivated a connection between art and the environment in many different ways. She has worked with youth on river trips to create small block prints, collaborated with a fire scientist to curate a show that presented a combination of his scientific research and her contemporary monoprints, and, most recently, she produced a show about the importance of Flagstaff’s local watershed. By taking scientific and artistic concepts that may at first seem incompatible, and translating them into tangible images, she seeks to create art that sparks new kinds of conversation about environmental science and conservation issues affecting the world today.
Collin Haffey was born in Bozeman, Montana, and grew up in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. He received his BS in Environmental Science from the University of Iowa and is currently a graduate student in the Environmental Science and Policy program at Northern Arizona University. He is researching the effects of high severity forest fire and drought on post-fire forest regeneration. In the next step of his career, he hopes to help develop networks between conservation science, land managers, and communities. Through open dialogue between the three groups, he hopes to build long term relationships that strengthen the conservation community that will lead to community focused, ecologically sustainable, and scientifically informed land management decisions. Ultimately, he hopes to help create communities with stronger connections to a resilient landscape, inject science into policy decisions, and ensure the research needs of land managers are met.
Cari Kimball hails from Billings, Montana, and attended graduate school at the University of Montana where she earned her M.S. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on land-use planning collaboration and conservation policy. She is the Program Coordinator for the Landscape Conservation Initiative at Northern Arizona University. Her work supports LCI’s communications activities and their field education programs, which educate and inspire undergraduate students through exploration of the Colorado Plateau and Grand Canyon regions. Her previous work experience includes political campaign coordination, nonprofit development and communication work, event planning, and a brief stint coaching gymnastics. Cari is excited about this opportunity to infuse art and science into the public dialogue about the shifting socio-ecological landscapes that compose the Colorado Plateau. She spends her free time trail-running, rock-climbing, and just generally living large in Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband.