“Patches,” by Tony Piedra of Florida, is one of the pieces that will be included in the Voices of the Wilderness exhibit. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

“Patches,” by Tony Piedra of Florida, is one of the pieces that will be included in the Voices of the Wilderness exhibit. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

Gallery opens with Alaska wilderness artwork

A group of artists is hoping to bring people into the wilderness with their artwork, and their work is taking over a gallery at Centennial Hall starting this Friday.

The Voices of the Wilderness exhibit opens Friday and runs through November. The opening of the exhibit also serves as the grand opening of the Davis Gallery and Lobby Shop, formerly known as the Davis Room.

Friday’s event runs from 4:30-7 p.m., and is organized by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. The exhibit will be open to the community during Centennial Hall’s regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Voices of the Wilderness residency pairs artists with wilderness specialists and engages them in stewardship projects such as research, monitoring and education. The goal is to give artists an idea of the stewardship behind America’s public lands, and to produce artwork that communicates the meaning of those lands.

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