The Grand Canyon's Splendor at Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale

Mike Buchheit's "Yaki Point Sunrise" is among the images being exhibited this month in Scottsdale. | Courtesy of Tilt Gallery

A photography exhibit this month in the Phoenix area celebrates the grandeur and subtlety of Arizona's most famous natural wonder.

Grand Views: Intimate Spaces: The Grand Canyon, an exhibition by Mike Buchheit and Rachel Brace-Stille, opened last week and continues through Friday, March 31, at Tilt Gallery (7077 E. Main Street, Suite 14) in Scottsdale.

"With this exhibit, the artists' intent is to share their deep reverence for the magnificent landscape that has served as a tether for their longstanding friendship and artistic collaboration," the gallery said in a news release. "Their sincere hope is that the stories they share through their selection of images will underscore the need to preserve and protect the Grand Canyon, and all of the natural places that have the ability to sustain and inspire humankind."

Arizona Highways readers might recognize Buchheit's name — he's spent more than 20 years as the director of the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute, which leads educational tours at the Canyon. He teaches landscape photography for the institute and is also a travel writer and outdoors educator.

Brace-Stille is a longtime educator at Scottsdale Community College who also leads demonstrations, workshops and international educational tours.

Buchheit's metal prints and Brace-Stille's gelatin silver abrasion toned prints allow the Canyon's "signature color and detail to radiate from every piece," the gallery said.

You can meet the photographers at an artist reception Thursday, March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., during Scottsdale's ArtWalk. Otherwise, the gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.tiltgallery.com.

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