Visiting Artist at the Valdez Museum

Visiting Artist at the Valdez Museum

Valdez, Alaska, July 28, 2021: Cordova, AK artist Karl Becker, creator of Mountain Treasures: Kennecott, Alaska and Iceberg Lake which is currently on display in the Egan Commons, will present two free programs at the Museum on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.  His first program is a watercolor demonstration Tuesday morning at 11 am, then he will give a gallery walk/talk on that same day at 5 pm. Both programs will allow both our out-of-town visitors and community members to meet Karl and learn more about his work.

Karl, who describes himself as a watercolor painter of realist landscapes, architecture and wildlife, has field-sketched and painted watercolors in the Cordova and Prince William Sound region for over 30 years. His exhibition showcases the architecture and surrounding environs of the historic Kennecott mine, in the heart of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It features indoor and outdoor views of the mine’s buildings, plus landscapes seen from within. Karl’s artwork also explores complex themes such as environmental impacts, the region’s economic legacy, labor and technology and the interplay of built elements with natural forces.

We are very pleased to welcome Karl and his wife Nancy to the Valdez Museum, and we hope to see many visitors at the Museum on Tuesday, August 3, 2021!

For More Information Contact:

Faith Revell, Curator of Education and Public Programs                                           

Tel. 907-835-2764, Email: