The Art of Fire Exhibit, Alaska Region
Nine Alaskan artists unveiled works of art inspired by wildfire, fire management, and fire science at “In a Time of Change: The Art of Fire” exhibit, which opened at the Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Fairbanks, Alaska, on August 3, 2012. The exhibit displayed daily through September 3, 2012 and traveled to Anchorage for winter 2012-13.
In 2011 the Alaska Fire Science Consortium, a regional branch of a national fire science knowledge exchange network, the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Station (LTER), and the Fairbanks Art Association partnered to bring artists, fire managers, and scientists together to generate excitement, dialogue, and a mutual understanding of the science behind fire and fire management in Alaska’s changing ecosystems. To ignite inspiration, artists who work with paint, photography, metal, wood, fiberglass, mixed media, and fiber attended four field trips led by managers and scientists. One trip included Denali National Park and Preserve.