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Art In The Arctic celebrates three northern refuges based in Fairbanks, Alaska: Arctic, Kanuti, and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuges.
The scale, expanse, and wildness of Alaska’s Refuges distinguish them from most other Refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System.
These refuges protect habitats for wildlife, fish, and birds, as well as massive landscapes for unparalleled outdoor adventures.
This year’s show celebrates caribou (Rangifer tarandus). Caribou are considered a keystone species (i.e. one having a disproportionate impact on many other species) in the Arctic ecosystem (Johnson et al. 2005). Our goal in celebrating caribou is for the public to become more aware of the significance of this wildlife species that can be found on all three refuges.
Caribou from the following herds occur at least occasionally, if not regularly on the three northern refuges: Central Arctic, Fortymile, Hodzana Hills, Porcupine, Ray Mountains, Western Arctic, and White Mountains Herd. We invite artists to share their stories about caribou in this year’s show.
This year’s show will highlight the artist, their artwork, and the artist’s story and connection with caribou found in at least one of the three northern refuges.
This is event is free + open to the public, but RSVP is still required. Thanks.
JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF ART IN THE ARCTIC