Kenai Fjords National Park invites you to an evening of salty, spineless FUN!

Elena Hamner, Alex Ursel, Gage Ohlsen, and Maille Moriarty listen as Lindsey VonBorstel describes their art project.

Elena Hamner, Alex Ursel, Gage Ohlsen, and Maille Moriarty listen as Lindsey VonBorstel describes their art project.

On May 2nd from 6-8pm in the Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center at 1212 4th Avenue  there will be an art show opening  featuring Seward K-12 Student art!    This year’s show is called “Searching the Seaweed, the Marine Invertebrates of Kenai Fjords National Park.”

Art for Parks, a program in its 7th year at the park, features artwork created by local students capturing a relevant theme within the park.  The program brings local artists into the classroom to teach students art in many different media but all focusing on the same theme.   The idea is to let students know that the Seward community is filled with wonderful artists and that the students themselves are a part of this group.



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This year many of the artists who visited classrooms are local students themselves.   Drawing from Bethany Waggoner’s art classes, as well as, other interested students and recent graduates, 8 of the 15 artists were local students.

We’d like to thank all of our local artist participants: Gabby Katsma, Erin Doty, Lindsey VonBorstel,  Ashley Whiteshield, Maddy Rea, Joanie Merritt, Josh Dotomain, Hannalyn Ohlsen, Brittany Baldwin, Justine Pechuzal, Fiona Ritter-Davis, Luke Rosier, Jenn Haugh, Marylynn Barnwell and Carrie Lunardi.  And we hope you’ll get a chance to come see the great artwork.

Remember that May 2nd is First Friday throughout town with many galleries open  and filled with great art.  If you can’t make it out that evening, stop by the Kenai Fjords National Park Information Center on May 10th or 11th from 9-5 to see the show.

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  1. Lindsey von Borstel worked with our 8th grade students painting. She taught them different techniques and inspired them with samples of her own invertebrate art (which is stunning). The students worked on adding texture to their art and over the three days they created some interesting and unique pieces. Make sure to check out the show if you have time. ~Naomi Wade

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