Alaska, Arts, Outdoors

Kenai Fjords National Park Arts for Parks Program Turns Six

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 its sixth year of the successful Art for Parks program with an art show opening on Friday, May 3 at the Information Center, located in the small boat harbor.  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 art show is Kenai Fjords National Park’s way of celebrating National Park Week which occurs every year at the end of April, a little ahead of an ice free road to Exit Glacier.    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 show will have a wide variety of media from sculpture to ceramics, and watercolor to block printing.

If you want to see the work of Seward’s young artists and learn about Kenai Fjords National Park, come out for Seward’s First Friday event.  The show will be available for viewing after May 3 from May 11 to May 16 in the Information Center.


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