SACRED WATERS, Art by Kevin Crowley
Valdez, Alaska, May 9, 2022: The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is pleased to announce its summer art exhibit, SACRED WATERS: Art by Kevin Crowley, opens on May 13, 2022. If the name sounds familiar to you, it’s because Anchorage-based artist Kevin Crowley was slated to have his first big Valdez exhibit at the Valdez Museum in 2020. That was nixed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Museum made the best of it by turning his gallery exhibit, Raptora Borealis, into our first online art exhibit.
Yet seeing artwork online isn’t the same as seeing it in-person. So, Crowley’s first solo exhibit at the Museum features an all-new body of his work consisting of wood cut prints, prints on fabric, and printed prayer flags that explore the marine wildlife in Prince William Sound. Crowley offers these insights about his artwork:
Ever since my sons were big enough to hold a net, they have participated with our family in subsistence and sport fish harvesting. As we learned more about the relationship between salmon migrations and the forest health of the wilderness we love to roam, we began our own series of ‘wild prayer’ flags to symbolize and express our role in this symbiotic relationship between the mountains and the sea.
The deep waters of the ocean evoke a deeper sense of mystery, and in this subject my art tends towards traditional representational art to explore the forms and colors of those dwellers of the deep. Giant forms of halibut and lingcod have lent themselves to larger woodcut pieces which I often combine with hand coloring with watercolors.
The works shown here are only the first chapters in a lifelong story of exploration as we continue to fish new waters in Alaska with our family and friends.
SACRED WATERS: Art by Kevin Crowley
May 13 — October 9, 2022
Valdez Museum on Egan Drive
Selected Crowley prints are for sale in the Museum Store.
For More Information Contact: Executive Director Patricia Relay
Tel. 907-835-2764, Email: email@example.com