Date: September 1, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: UAF Art Department Gallery
Please join a celebration of the students, alumni, directors, and staff of the UAF Native Art Center in an exhibition of artwork for Arctic Fest.
Opening Reception: Aug. 1, 5-7 p.m. Exhibit continues through Sept. 8 (M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Labor Day)
The Native Art Center has been in existence since 1965 offering art studio courses, workshops with Native Artists and elders, and artists-in-residence programs including outstanding Yupik, Inupiaq, Athabascan, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and Alutiiq artists from throughout Alaska.
The Native Art Center was established in 1965 under the direction of Ron Senungetuk, who brought together Alaska Native artists from rural communities to study Alaska Native art at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Over the past 50 years, the center has evolved to become an academic-based program including courses in studio art and Alaska Native art history and special workshops and symposia on topics including mask making, bentwood traditions, basketry, sculpture, and carving. The Native Art Center is dedicated to the creative spirit and provides educational opportunities for young Native artists to become leaders in their community and professional artists.