Uncommon Ground – The National Park Service | 100 Years in Utah is a collaborative production of the students and faculty within Utah Valley University’s Art & Design department. On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act, co-sponsored by Utah Senator Reed Smoot, into law. This act created the National Parks Service to manage existing national parks and monuments and protect future locations as well. To honor this centennial, the students and faculty created art inspired by and about Utah’s 13 national parks, monuments, recreation areas, and historic sites managed by the National Parks Service.
All proceeds from the purchase of this book will be used to publish similar fine art collections annually. This enables the Art & Design department to continue to provide the highest level of engaged learning opportunities including our current project to celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial by spotlighting Utah’s uncommon national treasures.