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February 2017

Dorothy Gruening painting along the shore below Eagle Rock. Courtesy of Alaska State Parks.

Come hear about the history of the Alaska State Parks’ Artist-in-Residence Program at the Ernest Gruening Cabin, in conjunction with an exhibit of work produced by artists-in-residence from 2015 and 2016. The Gruening Cabin Artist-in-Residence Program began in 2015, and honors Dorothy Gruening, avid painter and late wife of Ernest Gruening, and the late Juneau artist Rie Muñoz. Artists from across the state who participate in the program, which runs from May to September, stay for up to two weeks at the Ernest Gruening Cabin near Amalga Harbor. In 2015, its inaugural year, the program hosted seven artists: Puanani Maunu, Jim Leach, Nancy Angelini Crawford, Dianne Anderson, Mark Vinsel, Kurt Jacobson, and Constance Baltuck. Artists who participated in 2016 include: Joan Pardes, Patti Hutchens Jouppi, Bruce Sink, Christine Fortner, Glenda Field, Roy Roys, Naona “Peaches” Wallin, Bob and Sandy Winfree, and Keren Lowell. Works from the majority of these artists will be featured in the Murray Gallery exhibit at the Museum from February 3rd-25th. For more information on the Artist-in-Residence Program, visit:

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