• Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords

    National Park Alaska

Celebrating National Park Week with Art for Parks

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Date: April 21, 2013
Contact: CJ Rea, (907) 422-0531

Art for Parks
Artist, Susan Swiderski teaches 5th and 6th grade students about color value and brush stroke techniques.

Kenai Fjords National Park will be celebrating National Park Week with its sixth year of the successful Art for Parks program. In the past, the park has paired artists with teachers in all of Seward's classrooms.After five years of excellent art instruction, many teachers will be taking the lead in helping students research facts about the park and communicate them through art. Local artists, including Susan Swiderski, Cindy Capra, Dot Bardarson, and Fiona Ritter-Davis, will assist with projects this year.

The park will host an art show opening at the Information Center, located in Seward's small boat harbor on Friday, May 3 as part of the community's First Friday Art Walk. From 6pm to 8pm, you can learn about the animals, glaciers, plants, and weather of the park through student art work. This year's theme is Did You Know? The Truth about Kenai Fjords National Park.The show will be available for viewing after May 3 from May 11 to May 16 in the Information Center.

Did You Know?

Orca whales

There are 3 distinct types of Orca whale that roam the waters around Kenai Fjords National Park: residents that eat fish, transients that eat marine mammals, and less frequently viewed offshore orcas that stay in open water eating fish - including sharks.