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First Artists-in-Residence of 2007 Give Presentation on Creating Denali Memories

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Date: June 27, 2007
Contact: Kris Fister, 907-683-9583

Sheila and David King, Artists-In-Residence at Denali National Park and Preserve, are giving a presentation titled “Creating Denali Memories: Interpreting Denali’s Landscape with Watercolors and Exploring the Origins of Basketry” on Monday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Murie Science and Learning Center, located at Mile 1.2 on the Denali Park Road. David will share his experience capturing the essence of Denali’s landscape and animal life with his watercolors. Sheila will share her research and experience with native basketry in Alaska, including the materials utilized, preparation, and different weaving techniques.

Sheila and David King have been participating in juried and invitational art shows and exhibitions for the past three decades. David is a retired dentist and passionate artist; he has been painting Michigan’s natural beauty in transparent watercolors for more than 30 years. Sheila has been making baskets for over 30 years and teaching basketry for over 20 years. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries in Michigan, Oregon and currently in Florida.

This presentation is the third in the Murie Science and Learning Center Summer Speaker Series. For the complete schedule of the summer season speaker series contact the Murie Science and Learning Center at 907-683-1269 or murieslc@gmail.com. The presentations are free of charge.

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Did You Know?

snowy landscape and distant snow-covered mountain

Recent climate warming has affected Denali in ways that are readily apparent, such as reduced spring snowfall, earlier snowmelt, earlier green-up and thawing of permanent snowfields. Subarctic ecosystems, like Denali, are extremely sensitive to climate variability and change.