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Artist in Residence Alice Dubiel Presents

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Date: November 1, 2006
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 856-5700 ext 365

Seattle-based painter and printmaker Alice Dubiel will be in residence at North Cascades National Park Service Complex through November 19th.

Dubiel has exhibited her visual artwork in the United States and Europe during the past 26 years. Most of this work is concerned with ecology and its intersection with human land use. Since 1994 she has created installations and solo projects functioning as visual components to community-based land use dialogue in Seattle, Vancouver and Auburn, Washington and Fremont, California.

Dubiel employs different landscape representations to explore human interaction with the natural world and to search for a different visual language for the ways we think about land. She refers to many traditions including maps, Roman and Byzantine mosaics, Japanese decorative art, textile design, indigenous Australian paintings and shrine technologies of many cultures. Among contemporary American artists, this pan-historic and cultural approach is often referred to as pattern and decoration. Dubiel likes to use the term biocenology in this interface of cultural and natural systems because it is the study of communities and member interactions in nature; it is an exploration of systems, part of the science of ecology.


Dubiel will present Artist Talks at the North Cascades National Park Service Complex Headquarters in Sedro-Woolley, at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3rd and at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8. Before the evening talk there will be an art workshop involving printing and painting at 5:00 pm. $5 will be requested to defray the artist's material costs. RSVP for this if possible.

Alice will also present an Artist Talk at the Upper Skagit Library in Concrete at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14th.

Dubiel is also available at the North Cascades National Park Visitor Center near Newhalem Fridays through Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except November 3rd, 4th, and 17th. Several of her works are on display at the center and visitors can observe and learn more about her artistic process.

Samples of Dubiel's work can be viewed at http://www.varoregistry.com/dubiel and her on-line journal can be read at http://odaraia.livejournal.com/

Did You Know?

Cascading stream

The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.