Art exhibition ‘Voices of Change’ will host artwork along Totem Loop

The art exhibition “Voices of Change” consists of several exceptional, original pieces of art that will be on display at the Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center, and, for the first time, along the riverside of the park’s Totem Loop.

Visitors are invited to view this innovative work beginning with the Wednesday evening reception for “Voices of Change” from 6-8 p.m. on March 29 at the Visitor Center, and also to walk the trail during the park’s trail hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through November, to experience various artists’ interpretation of the 1867 Treaty of Cession, or the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States.

The Totem Loop display is a unique opportunity to view this art in the natural environment, paying homage to the original concept of Totem Trail. Visitors are asked to enjoy but not to disturb the displays, which will be on view for eight months. Park staff have taken great care to hang the artwork along the trail in order to provide for maximum enjoyment, minimal harm to the evergreen trees, and placed away from the fort site.

Park staff will be available each day to help visitors interpret the art and discuss the care taken to ensure the display has no impact on our precious natural resources. For more information, contact Angie Richman, Chief of Interpretation, at 747-0132.