We are so thrilled to partner with Grand Staircase Escalante Partners to bring you this beautiful Kula for a Cause, 'Looking Up In Antelope Canyon'. A portion of every sale from this Kula is donated to GSEP.
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM) is one of America's largest national monuments, protecting nearly 1.9 million acres of Utah's fragile desert landscape. Grand Staircase is filled with some of the best paleontological records in the world, countless cultural and archeological sites, fascinating geologic features, complex biodiversity, and endless recreational opportunities. GSENM is a highly contested landscape and was one of the areas targeted by the Trump Administration in 2017, who reduced it to half its size. Thankfully, President Biden restored Grand Staircase in October of 2021, but there is still work to do when it comes to protecting this landscape, especially in the face of climate change, added recreation pressure, and an uncertain political landscape. Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to honor the past and safeguard the future of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) through science, conservation, and education. We are committed to:
- Promoting science, conservation, and education on the Monument.
- Increasing public awareness and understanding of the Monument.
- Providing resources to support the Monument's scientific, interpretive, and educational programs.
Education: Providing in-person and virtual learning environments in which people can engage with Monument topics, and practice critical thinking, as well as exchange ideas, and learn from one another, thereby fostering the connection and understanding needed to support the Monument’s long term well-being and respect ancestral lands.
years. Twelve of those years have been spent living in Ogden
working as an art teacher at Ben Lomond High School and being
an active artist in Ogden. Her work simplifies emotions in nature
that she feels in hopes to share with others - the simple beauty
of nature with the use of flowing lines and bold colors.
She has lived in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming,
California, and West Africa. She attended Western Washington
University earning a BA in Fine Art and later in life a Masters in
Education at Utah State University. Erica has called Ogden, UT
home since 2010 working as a high school art teacher and
professional artist. Her art work is a representation of her
thoughts without words, her travels in the vertical world, travels
to faraway places, and those inward travels of the heart and soul.