Come join us for:
First Friday at the Pratt!
Friday, October 7, 4-6 pm.
Light refreshments, free admission, and an artist panel!
Join the Pratt Museum on Friday, October 7 to celebrate salmon in a double exhibition opening. In the main gallery, Salmon Culture, includes the work of more than thirty Alaska Native artists whose work references salmon love across the state.
In the community gallery, Salmon Culture: Kachemak Bay Connections, shares twelve local Kachemak Bay artists’ work that references local relationships with salmon. Light refreshments will be served and a brief artist panel will begin at 5 pm.
Salmon Culture celebrates connections between salmon and Alaska Native peoples through contemporary, historical and archaeological works of art. This exhibition honors salmon as a resource that has nourished our communities physically and spiritually for thousands of years. As shared by exhibition circle advisor, Erin Gingrich: “Salmon are gifts, every single one a blessing. The continuity of their ancient cycle is something we owe to the past, present and future, not just our own future generations but the futures of all that have a part in this ecosystem.”
This exhibition is organized by a circle of Alaska Native salmon people: Anna Hoover, Erin Gingrich, Rochelle Adams, Drew Michael, Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi and Ilgavak Peter Williams. We invite you to celebrate salmon with us.