Art in the Arctic: Covering Artists and Their Work in the Far North
Ken Tape ’99 is amassing a collection of photographs that provide irrefutable evidence that climate change has affected the Alaskan Arctic.
(A story from my undergraduate alumni magazine, the Carleton College Voice.)
(originally aired on the Alaska Public Radio Network’s Alaska News Nightly August 6, 2012)
Bettles, AK – America’s National Parks serve as a back drop for some of the United States’ best known artwork. Much of that work was created long before the National Park Service established an ‘Artist in Residence’ program. One man has just completed his fourth residency in Alaska and his ninth in the United States. Emily Schwing caught up with Stephen Lias in Bettles to find out how he turns a backpacking trip on the arctic tundra into a classical music composition.