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A new stained-glass inspired mural in downtown Anchorage aims to raise awareness about climate change

UAA art professor Tom Chung, a resident artist at Anchorage Museum’s SEED Lab, and a handful of his former students are painting a mural on the east side of the SEED Lab, at the corner Sixth Avenue and A Street, “to bring awareness to climate change,” Chung said.

“What wisdom do you have to share about climate change?” Chung asked of his former students, now local artists. “What would you save?”

Artists came up with their own themes and are bringing them to fruition by painting their own arched “window," measuring 6 feet wide by 12 feet tall.

The windows are “inspired by the work of the late stained glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany,” said Chung. The paintings will have black lines that emulate leading in stained glass windows, he said.

“The text helps make sure we get our message across,” said Chung.

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Bill Roth

Bill Roth is a staff photojournalist at the Anchorage Daily News.