“Raptora Borealis – Art by Kevin Crowley,
August 1 – December 31, 2020
The temporary fine art exhibit planned by the Valdez Museum as a summer 2020 attraction has undergone reformatting in the wake of a delayed opening and reduced travel resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than an in-situ exhibition, the museum will host Raptora Borealis, an exhibition of prints by Anchorage artist Kevin Crowley, as a virtual exhibit. The exhibition will be displayed and promoted through the Valdez Museum’s online venues and social media.
The virtual exhibit marks one part of an initiative to shift to digital methods of content delivery, as the museum plans for reopening. By presenting Crowley’s artwork in an online format, VMHA hopes to reach a broader audience while allowing visitors to the museum web site to appreciate Crowley’s works in the safe environment of their own homes. Raptora Borealis combines natural history with fine art, showcasing the artist’s woodcut prints of the birds of America’s northern latitudes. The exhibit explores the birds of prey of Alaska and their connections to folklore, traditions, historical and scientific lore.
Exhibit is sponsored in part by Copper Valley Electric Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the Alaska State Council on the Arts.