Bandelier Artist in Residence Jym Davis. Courtesy/Jym Davis
Bandelier National Monument welcomes Jym Davis, the second Artist in Residence of the 2018 season.
Davis is a professor of art at Reinhardt University in north Georgia. Since 2016, he has been creating hand-made masks inspired by National Park animal life and landscapes. Bandelier National Monument is his fifth National Park Service Artist-In-Residency. Before coming to Bandelier, Davis was a resident at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, Lassen Volcanic National Park in California, Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho and Big Cypress Preserve in Florida.
Davis has exhibited his work around the world.
He has been working on Bandelier inspired animal masks and the public can meet him 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 7th and 14th, during a mask making and painting demonstration behind the Frijoles Canyon Visitor Center. He will have examples of finished masks and works in progress.
Davis said he is very happy to be at Bandelier for the next two weeks and is looking forward to sharing his work with the public. Bandelier will be hosting one more artist this month.