Docent-led Gallery Talk – The Works of Rebecca Lyon
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Docent-led Gallery Talk – The Works of Rebecca Lyon

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7

Third Floor, East Wing, Art of the North Gallery

In-Person Event

Sit in on a docent-led discussion of the works of Rebecca Lyon. Lyon uses a variety of media to create works of art that speak to what it means to be Alaska Native today. Born in Cordova to parents of Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Athabascan/Dene heritage, Lyon was exposed to Alaska Native issues from an early age. She cites her parents asking her to be quiet during meetings around Alaska Native issues as the beginning of her art making practice. Lyon would draw or make quietly as the meetings her parents attended took place. Today, Lyon uses varied creative approaches such as carving, metalwork, and screenprinting to create multimedia works that examine contemporary concerns.

Image: Rebecca Lyon. Counting On Liberty, 2016. Mixed media. Saradell Ard Fund, Anchorage Museum collection, 2016.21.1

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