…almost like you're along for the ride



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Lola Padilla is a local artist living in Zion Canyon. Asked what influences her art, Lola responds: “friends, animals, whatever is hilarious and whatever materials I have on hand to work with”. With those sources of inspiration the limits are infinite.

She produces 2-Dimensional drawings in pencil, pastels, and pen and ink. Her 3-Dimensional sculptures are done by plasma cutting into metal, and applying acrylic paint accents. All visitors to Zion Canyon experience her outdoor decorative metal work in the form of signs, gates, screens and fanciful creatures. This is a collection of her work on display at the Springdale Library and Community Center.

 

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lolaArt_crow 

lolaArt_halway 

 lolaArt_head

 lolaArt_lady

LolaArt_horses 

 lolaArt_ladyBird

lolaArt_mermaid 

lolaArt_monk 

lolaArt_owl 

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lolaArt_porcu

 LolaArt_skel

lolaArt_skul

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Her Show is open through FEBRUARY 2, 2015

lolaArt_venue The Springdale Library and Community Center on Lion Blvd, Springdale, Utah




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Like a movie set, this scene is what Zion National Park is using to train Rangers what to expect and do when there is a real emergency involving the Park’s Shuttle Bus System. From March thru November the propane powered shuttles run the length of Zion’s Scenic Canyon, transporting hundreds of park visitors and hikers every 8 minutes. The round trip into and out of the canyon takes 90 minutes with twelve double-length buses on the road at the same time. Accidents do and will happen.

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The drills involve all responders including the rescue/transport helicopters and ambulances. Volunteer actors play the role of victims. The gear on the front of the bus is for carrying bikes.

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