Nuggets - Sept. 20, 2020

More than 70 million acres of public lands in Alaska is under the stewardship of the Bureau of Land Management. One of the unique opportunities offered by the Fairbanks District Office is their Artist-in-Residence program, for which Fairbanks Daily News-Miner cartoonist Jamie Smith was selected to participate in with a two-week visit to Eagle.

“It was a privilege and a great experience to share my work while learning so many aspects about the region’s history and living culture. From the home of the Han Hwech’in to the gateway to the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, and from Fort Egbert to the log cabin library, the community was warm and welcoming. Local residents, outdoor recreation, and resource development all went into creating this image illustrating a time of transition, contrast and change.”

To learn more about the Bureau of Land Management’s Artist-in-Residencies please visit www.blm.gov/get-involved/artist-in-residence, and follow BLM on social media to learn about upcoming artist presentation events.