Great Basin Great Inspiration Artists Workshop




Celebrating Great Basin National Park and the National Park Service Centennial

Unplug, unload, and unleash!  Join us for artist workshops plus a special concert featuring Hal Cannon and the 3Hattrio Band! 

Workshop fees include supplies, lunch, and a Western style dinner prepared by local chefs Salt & Sucre. Space is limited so sign up today!  Registration deadline is August 4th.


Introduction to Night Sky Photography         

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 — 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Cost: $50.00      

In this four hour workshop we will review all you need to know to begin using a digital camera or your iPhone or smartphone for night photography. We’ll discuss equipment, camera settings, and tips for capturing the Milky Way and other beautiful night subjects. Later that evening after the workshop (depending upon the weather), we’ll meet at a nearby location to practice photographing the Milky Way or the Perseid meteor shower.

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A Walk in the Forest : Illustrated Journals            

When: August 13, 2016—10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Cost: $50.00                                           

Deepen your nature watching and appreciation through journaling. Start a new journal or add illumination to your ongoing notes. Using her experience and time-tested exercises, Susan Zwinger, PhD, popular teacher and author, will open up a new world of journaling by combining writing and a simple form of drawing.   

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The Natural History of Music

When: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Cost: $50.00                                                                                                                       

Hal Cannon, folklorist and the founding Director of the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada, and the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, will talk about the history of storytelling and traditional music in the Great Basin and American West. Hear brief excerpts from his NPR stories and listen, learn, and watch as Hal sings songs and demonstrates folk instruments of the region. After lunch, bring your instruments and spend time with Hal learning how to bring your own stories and traditions to life.                                                                                                                                                                                           

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3Hattrio in Concert                                                                                       

Saturday, August 13 , 2016 — 8:00 p.m.                                                   

Where: Great Basin Visitor Center, SR487, Baker, Nevada                                                      

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Join musicians Hal Cannon, Greg Istock, and Eli Wrankle as they perform original and old-time cowboy and pioneer songs with an unusual and entertaining twist.  Bring a lawn chair for this outside concert and enjoy what Baxter Black has called “A profundo Gregorian sagebrush chant.”


Dinner is included with the Great Basin Artist Workshop series registration, but if you are traveling to Great Basin National Park with a workshop registrant and would like to join us for dinner, you may purchase a ticket here.          

Questions?  Email us at or call (775)  234-7171.

This event is sponsored by the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership in partnership with Great Basin National Park and Nevada Arts Council.

Great Basin, Night Sky:  Fiber Art  CANCELLED

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016—8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Cost: $60.00                                                                                                                           

Explore the connections between art and science through observation and interpretation. Fiber Artist Arline Martens will lead participants through this day-long workshop to create a hand painted Great Basin nightscape using cotton fabric and cheese cloth along with various commercially printed cottons.  Level: Advanced Beginner and up.

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This program his been funded, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.