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Artists selected for national park residence program

By Hope Miller 4:09 PM January 22, 2014

Three of the eight artists have ties to Alaska

ANCHORAGE – Five visual artists and three writers have been selected to participate in the 2014 Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve.

The artists were picked by the National Park Service from more than 250 applicants, and for the first time, the program also includes winter residencies in March, said Kris Fister, Denali National Park and Preserve public affairs officer, in a statement.

Each artist who stays at Denali will donate a work inspired by their time there. Pieces created by previous artists will be displayed in the Denali Visitor Center, Eielson Visitor Center and the Murie Science and Learning Center during the 2014 visitor season, the statement said.

The winter artists-in-residence will be housed at park headquarters, Fister said. And weather permitting, they will also spend some time at the Savage River patrol cabin at mile 13 on Denali Park Road. The summer artists will dwell at the East Fork Cabin at mile 43 on the East Fork River.

The five visual artists include: Charlotte Bird, George-Ann Bowers, Lorraine Bubar, Beau Carey and Linda Infante Lyons — a landscape painter from Anchorage who uses memories gathered outdoors as inspiration, the statement said.

The writers participating are Angela Morales, Nicole Stellon O’Donnell and Tom Sexton. O’Donnell is a Fairbanks-based poet and essayist who won the 2013 WILLA Award in Poetry. Sexton has called the Last Frontier home for more than half a century and spearheaded the creative writing program at University of Alaska Anchorage in 1970.

Artists participate in the Artist-in-Residence program nationwide. Denali National Park and Preserve has hosted artists since 2002. Artists interested in applying for the 2015 season can apply online. The application window is May 1 to Sept. 30.

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