In 2018, Salem, Oregon, artist April Waters — known for her works that focus on water and contemporary women leaders — turned her attention to Antarctica. As a grantee of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, Waters traveled to Palmer Station to observe, study, photograph, and sketch the ocean, icebergs, and Marr Glacier.
After witnessing firsthand the beauty and harsh realities of a landscape facing monumental change, coupled with profound implications for the entire globe, Waters returned to her studio to transform her sketches, photographs and experiences into paintings of the earth’s southernmost continent.
The exhibition is accompanied by ephemera that describes Waters’ journey, the science being done at Palmer Station, and includes a complimentary full-color brochure with an essay by art writer Bob Hicks.
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