6 artists to be in residence at Denali

Mike Dunham

Six artists have been selected from more than 300 applicants to participate in this year's Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve. Each will stay at the historic East Fork cabin by the East Fork River, where they'll create park-inspired art to be donated to the park. Authors Kim Heacox, Marybeth Holleman and Linda Schandelmeier and jewelry designer Rika Mouw are all residents of Alaska. Painters Deborah Bouchette and Trine Bumiller come from Hillsboro, Ore., and Denver, Colo., respectively.

Pieces created by artists-in-residence from previous years will be on display in the Denali Visitor Center, the Eielson Visitor Center and the Murie Science and Learning Center during the 2012 visitor season. Information about the public presentation schedule as well as an online gallery of Artist-in-Residence artwork is available at http://www.nps.gov/dena/historyculture/arts-program.htm.

This is the 11th year of the program at Denali National Park and Preserve. A total of 35 artists, including 21 from Alaska, participated in previous summers.

Those interested in applying for the 2013 season are encouraged to visit www.nps.gov/dena/historyculture/arts-program.htm for information and to apply. Applications will be taken starting May 1, 2012.

Reach Mike Dunham at mdunham@adn.com or 257-4332.

Anchorage Daily News