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?
Nearly 500 vegetation plots have been installed in Denali, to monitor climate change. Warmer temperatures allow woody plants to grow at higher elevations, invading the fragile and unique plants already in high alpine tundra - and threatening the animals that depend on those specialized plants.