Artists paint Alaska “ShoreZone”

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) is hosting the first exhibit of original art based on photographs taken of Alaska’s stunning coastline through the Alaska ShoreZone partnership.

ShoreZone is a coastal habitat mapping method that uses high resolution digital imagery to help classify coastal features into useable and searchable data. The imagery and habitat data are accessed by a wide range of users throughout Alaska. Sixteen photographs were selected and artists Janet C. Hickok, Terisia Chleborad, and Ness Nouveau were challenged to respond in an abstract, impressionistic, or realistic manner—depending on color, pattern, texture, space, coastal area, and atmosphere. The result of this collaborative project is a body of work showing how each of these artists translated what they saw in these photographs to their canvases.

The paintings, and the Alaska ShoreZone photographs on which they are based, taken by ShoreZone photographers Mandy Lindeberg and Mary Morris , will be on display at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage, January 25-29, in the Adventure Room of the Hotel Captain Cook. The public is also invited to Meet the Artists on Thursday, January 28, from 5pm to 8pm.

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