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Local Artist Featured in UA's Museum of the North Exhibit


January 21, 2006
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Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan artist, Mary Ida Henrikson, is featured in the University of Alaska Museum of the North's current special exhibit, A New Sense of Wonder. The exhibit features recent works by more than 40 artists who donated their works to the first fundraiser for the museum's expansion, the 1995 Sense of Wonder art auction.

"We thought that an exhibit featuring recent works by those same artists would be a wonderful retrospective for the museum's new special exhibit gallery," says museum director Aldona Jonaitis. "Just as there was ten years ago, there's an incredible diversity of styles, subject matters and media in this exhibit. I'm thrilled that Mary was able to be a part of it."

Museum of the North has an online catalog with an image of the work, JANUS, and Henrikson's artist's statement concerning the Zoroastrian icon appropriated and redefined by Roman philosophers. In the piece, Henrikson also appropriated an image from a Baroque work by Anthony Van Dyke and gave it regional spin.

A New Sense of Wonder is funded, in part, by the City of Fairbanks Hotel-Motel Tax Fund, regrant from the Fairbanks Arts Association. The exhibit runs through April 30, 2006.


On the Web:

Museum of the North Exhibitions

Catalog of the artworks and artists' statements



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