A Forest of Words
Youth Voices Celebrate the
Tongass National Forest
An exhibit featuring forest-inspired art and words created by area school children,
with works by nature artist Andie Thrams.
This winter, the Tongass Historical Museum partners with USDA Forest Service to present forest-inspired works created by SE Alaska school children in A Forest of Words: Youth Voices Celebrate the Tongass National Forest. In early 2011, educational program packets were distributed to teachers throughout SE Alaska, and students completed personal reflection statements on the forest. These responses are expressed in the form of poetry, murals, watercolors, journals, and even videos included in the exhibit. Kindergarten through eighth grade students from Ketchikan, Yakutat, Prince of Wales Island communities, Wrangell and Petersburg participated in the program. Students in Petersburg also attended a workshop with visiting California artist Andie Thrams. Under Thrams’ direction, 25 students created watercolors and painted books combing images and words, which are featured in the exhibit along with several works by Thrams.
On Display at Tongass Historical Museum
January 20-February 25, 2012
FREE Opening Reception: 5-7pm January 20
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