Environews: Artists celebrate Bears Ears

By Amy Brunvand

Donald Trump may hate Bears Ears, but artists and writers in Utah are inspired by our new national monument. Torrey House Press has just released two anthologies celebrating Bears Ears: Red Rock Stories: Three Generations of Writers Speak on Behalf of Utah’s Public Lands, a trade edition of an artists’ chapbook that was delivered to every member of the U.S. congress last June; and Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears, featuring essays and poetry by Native Americans about the sacred Bears Ears landscape.

Meanwhile, Repertory Dance Theatre has commissioned a new Bears Ears-inspired work from Zvi Gotheiner. Dancers from RDT and ZviDance have toured the Bears Ears region for artistic inspiration. Sacred Lands/Sacred Waters will premiere in October 2017.

At Bison Bison Candy Shop you can buy a commemorative enamel pin, and Utah Diné Bikéyah has a spectacular new Bears Ears poster with artwork by C.D. Cross of Retro Ranger Graphics.
Torrey House Press: torreyhouse.org/;
RDT Dancing the Bears Ears: rdtutah.org/bearsears
Bison Bison Candy Shop: http://bisonbison.bigcartel.com/
Utah Diné Bikéyah: http://utahdinebikeyah.org/

This article was originally published on June 1, 2017.