Denali Seeks Artists-in-Residence for 2011
Contact: Tim Rains, (907) 683-9558
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583
Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists for the 2011 Artist-in-Residence Program. This will be the tenth year for the program in Denali, and many of the works created by artists-in-residence from previous years are on display in the Denali Visitor Center and the Eielson Visitor Center. "These interpretations of the park's landscape, wildlife, and cultural history, as portrayed through the skills of professional artists, are a wonderful means to help our visitors better understand and appreciate the beauty and complexity of this great national treasure," said Superintendent Paul Anderson.
Did You Know?
Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.