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NEWS FLASH: The Grand View Series airing on PBS

Editor’s Note: Due to a medical emergency in the editor’s family, we were unable to post this is time for the initial airing of The Grand View on February 20. Apologies to you and to Stefan Baumann for the delayed announcement.

Painting by Stefan Baumann

Painting by Stefan Baumann

The Grand View will air nationally on the PBS “Create” Station on February 20kicking off a series of twenty episodes featuring Stefan Baumann painting live on location in twenty different National Parks.

Acclaimed landscape painter Stefan Baumann‘s art reflects his commitment to ecology and the preservation of the natural environment.

Stefan Baumann, host of The Grand View on PBS

Stefan Baumann

In The Grand View, Baumann hikes deep into the United States’ famous National Parks system to share his passion for painting in the great outdoors. In each episode, he applies the realist theory of the old masters in his environmentally inspired paintings. Baumann’s treks encompass every aspect of the park, focusing on the plants, wildlife and the geologic and human history that have impacted the region.

 

View the trailer for the Yellowstone episode:

 

 

Here’s the schedule of broadcast times as published at the Create TV website:
(Air Times in ET, Please check local listings to confirm air times)

Pinnacles National Monument
Baumann journeys into Pinnacles National Monument. Along his journey, he meets Anne Marie Sayer, Chief of the regions Native American Tribe: Amy Fesnock, Townsend Big Eared bat biologist: and Richard Banuelos, park educational specialist. Baumann concludes the show by painting Pinnacles Reservoir.

SUN, MAR 20
Pinnacles National Monument • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

MON, MAR 21
Pinnacles National Monument • 12:30 AM

Sequoia National Park
Baumann takes a phenomenal trek into the botanical wonder of Sequoia National Park. Along his journey he meets Rachel Mazur, Bear biologist for the region: Nate Stephenson, USGS biologist doing pollution studies that impact the trees: and Lawrence Bill, Native American whose regional ancestry dates back hundreds of years. Baumann concludes the show by painting a grove of the famed trees.

WED, MAR 23
Sequoia National Park • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

THU, MAR 24
Sequoia National Park • 12:30 AM

Yellowstone National Park
Baumann journeys into Yellowstone National Park and experiences the geologic phenomena of the park’s volcanic activity. He also meets Grant Bulltail,Native American, who shares the stories of his life and his people: Jennifer Shoemaker, Interpretive ranger for the park: and Henry Heasler, Yellow geologist. Baumann concludes the show by painting Artist Point.

SUN, MAR 27
Yellowstone National Park • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

MON, MAR 28
Yellowstone National Park • 12:30 AM

Kings Canyon National Park
Baumann embarks on one of his most rigorous journeys yet; He and his crew hike 25 miles and ascend 10,000 feet into the backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park. Along his journey, he sits down with his pack guide, Tim Loverin,whose family has been packing into the region since 1985: Ralph Wass, back country packer in the region: Kate Collins, Interpretive ranger for the park: And Joel Despain, park cave specialist. Baumann concludes by painting the backcountry’s Rae Lakes.

WED, MAR 30
Kings Canyon National Park • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

THU, MAR 31
Kings Canyon National Park • 12:30 AM

Lava Beds National Monument
Baumann journeys into the lava tubes and cinder cone fields of Lava Beds National Monument. Along his journey he meets, Kelly Fuhrmann, Park biologist: George Freeland, Interpretive ranger for the park: and Willard W. Rhoades, Native American, who shares the stories of his life and the philosophy of his people. Baumann concludes the show by painting a vista of Lava Beds.

SUN, APR 3
Lava Beds National Monument • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

MON, APR 4
Lava Beds National Monument • 12:30 AM

Channel Island National Park
Baumann journeys into the Channel Islands National Park and experiences one of the most beautiful National Parks in America. Along the way he meets Tim Coonan, Island Fox biologist: Native American Julie Tumamait, who shares the stories of the Chumash People: Don Morris, Chief Marine Biologist: and Robert L. DeLong, Marine Mammal Expert. Baumann concludes the show by painting the ocean view from San Miguel Island.

WED, APR 6
Channel Island National Park • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

THU, APR 7
Channel Island National Park • 12:30 AM

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Baumann treks to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Along his journey he meets Mike Clynne, United States Geologic Survey (USGS) researcher doing volcanic research in the region: Dave Frederick, Park ranger: and Mickie Gimmel, Native American and descendent of Ishi. Baumann concludes the show by painting Mount Lassen and Manzenita Lake.

SUN, APR 10
Lassen Volcanic National Park • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

MON, APR 11
Lassen Volcanic National Park • 12:30 AM

Yosemite National Park
Baumann guides his audience to Vernal Falls to experience Mist Trail and the roar of the winter thaw. During his trek, Baumann meets Steve Schneider, world famous mountain climber, as he takes the audience up the sheer granite walls of the Valley: Julia Parker, renowned basket weaver, shares the stories of her life in the valley and the philosophy of her art: and Sue Fritzke, valley botanist, explains the history of the valley and the delicate ecology of the region. Baumann concludes the show by committing Vernal falls to canvas.

WED, APR 13
Yosemite National Park • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

THU, APR 14
Yosemite National Park • 12:30 AM

Crater Lake National Park

Baumann travels to Crater Lake National Park. Along his journey he meets Kevin Bacher, interpretive ranger for the park: Neva Eggsman, the last Klamath elder that speaks her native language: and Mark Buktenica, lake sediment researcher. Baumann concludes the show by painting Wizard Island.

SUN, APR 17
Crater Lake National Park • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

MON, APR 18
Crater Lake National Park • 12:30 AM

Death Valley National Park
Baumann treks into the mythical region known as Death Valley. Along his journey he meets Grace Goad, American Indian native to the region: Dave Heffner, California 49’rs historian: and Charles Callagen, Death Valley Interpretive ranger. Baumann concludes the show by painting 20 Mule Team Canyon.

WED, APR 20
Death Valley National Park • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

THU, APR 21
Death Valley National Park • 12:30 AM

Pinnacles National Monument
Baumann journeys into Pinnacles National Monument. Along his journey, he meets Anne Marie Sayer, Chief of the regions Native American Tribe: Amy Fesnock, Townsend Big Eared bat biologist: and Richard Banuelos, park educational specialist. Baumann concludes the show by painting Pinnacles Reservoir.

SUN, APR 24
Pinnacles National Monument • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

MON, APR 25
Pinnacles National Monument • 12:30 AM

Sequoia National Park
Baumann takes a phenomenal trek into the botanical wonder of Sequoia National Park. Along his journey he meets Rachel Mazur, Bear biologist for the region: Nate Stephenson, USGS biologist doing pollution studies that impact the trees: and Lawrence Bill, Native American whose regional ancestry dates back hundreds of years. Baumann concludes the show by painting a grove of the famed trees.

WED, APR 27
Sequoia National Park • 06:30 AM • 12:30 PM • 06:30 PM

THU, APR 28
Sequoia National Park • 12:30 AM

Mr Baumann is introducing a completely new painting on-location workshop that promises an experience that will inspire and change the way you paint forever, coming up April 16-17, May 21-22, June 18-19. Go to www.thegrandview.com for more information.

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