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New exhibition opening at the Alaska State Museum

by Amy Carney on 2018-03-05T16:16:55-09:00 in Events, Museums | Comments

Juneau – The exhibition, Ebb and Flow by the Anchorage-based Alutiiq artist, Linda Infante Lyons, will open at the Alaska State Museum this Friday, March 2.  The opening reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum and will run from 4:30pm – 7:00pm.  Following the opening, the artist will give a talk about her work at 7:00pm in the APK lecture hall.

Landscape painting of mountains and a river.

Lyons' paintings imagine scenes of hushed stillness, devoid of human presence and inhabited by flora and fauna. Her painting series, Ebb and Flow, includes medium and large format oil paintings of Alaska-inspired landscapes.  Lyons describes her inspiration with an explanation of the exhibition title:

The phrase “ebb and flow” is defined as “the recurrent rhythmic patterns of coming and going, decline and regrowth.” For thousands of years, the Native peoples of Alaska have gained a deep experiential knowledge of their world by reading the rhythmic patterns of land, water and atmosphere. I believe this geomorphological language, in addition to describing the physical process of change and renewal, speaks of a deeper meaning of our place in the world.

Linda Infante Lyons is one of eight artists selected for the Alaska State Museum 2017-2019 Solo Artist Exhibition Series. The exhibit will be up through May 5th, 2018.

Also on display in the temporary galleries: Windows into Heaven: Contemporary Icons by solo artist Deacon Charles Rohrbacher and As We See It, an exhibit of contemporary Native American photography and film curated by India Young and Suzanne Fricke.

Winter hours at the Museum are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Discounted winter admission is $7, with those age 18 and under admitted free.  An annual pass that allows unlimited visits to the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is available for $35.  Assistance is available for visitors who have special needs. Please contact visitor services at 465-2901 before the visit.

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