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Skagway –Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will host three artist outreach talks to celebrate the experience of this year's Artists in Residence on the Chilkoot Trail. All events are free and open to the public.
Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, the Skagway Arts Council, and the National Park Service welcome three visual artists to Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park in the sixth year of the Artist in Residence program. Dan Hudson is the program's Canadian representative, Julie Zhu is the American representative, and Andrea Nelson is the program's regional (Alaska/Yukon) representative. This cross-border creative journey allows artists time to interact with hikers, create art, and soak in the natural and historic beauty of the Trail.
The goal of the residency program is to increase public awareness of the Chilkoot Trail, particularly in major cities. By creating art during and after the hike, and by leading workshops and art talks on the Trail and in nearby communities, artists inspire Canadians and Americans to appreciate the legacy of the Chilkoot Trail.
Dan Hudson –July 20, 10:00 am , NPS Visitor Center
In recent years, Dan Hudson has won seven international awards for his art projects. During this artist talk, Dan Hudson will give an audio visual presentation featuring some of these projects. He'll outline his overall art practice and reflect on his Trail residency.
Julie Zhu –July 30, 10:00 am, NPS Visitor Center
Julie Zhu will explore extended scores. Using mathematical ideas to structure new musical languages, she combines recordings and scores into sculptures. Scores can be seen or felt or thought about, not necessarily played. Julie may also demonstrate Chinese brush painting.
Andrea Nelson –August 7, 10:00 am, NPS Visitor Center
Andrea Nelson will present her exploration of archaeology and history of the Chilkoot Trail through art. She will share examples of her mixed media compositions that reflect and creatively transform natural and archaeological field documentation.