On Beyond Ziegler: Art & Heritage in Valdez.
Date(s) - 05/10/2019 - 09/08/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Valdez Museum on Egan
Free to Members or General Admission Rates Apply
Valdez has a proud artistic legacy through well-known artists such as Sydney Laurence, Eustace Ziegler and others. Since its beginnings the Valdez Museum has displayed the work of local artists in supporting its mission to promote local and regional arts. But what of the intervening years? On Beyond Ziegler explores the artwork and inspiration of Valdez regional artists from the community’s formative years through the 1990s.
Featuring the works of lesser-known artists such as Joy Peterson Snodgrass, Gail Niebrugge and many others, this exhibit explores the inspirations behind the artwork and details of the artists’ lives in Valdez. It also explores themes of collectors and collecting, what is unique to each artist and why local collectors are inspired by their works.
This is a rare opportunity for museum visitors to get a close-up view of works by some of Valdez’s most lauded creators, and the chance to learn more about the community’s lesser-known artists.
Exhibit sponsored in part by Copper Valley Electric Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the Alaska State Council on the Arts.