Fairbanks Arts Association is proud to present their January First Friday opening reception of photographer John Hagen’s ‘Wild Things’, as well as ‘Northern Portraiture’, an Open Entry Exhibition. Reception will be in The Bear Gallery, 3rd floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, in Pioneer Park from 5pm-7pm. Be sure to RSVP!
Hagen is a Haines, Alaska based fine art photographer. He is a life long artist who studied photojournalism at University of Alaska Fairbanks and earned his BFA in New Media Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. His work has been shown in across the state of Alaska, in Oklahoma and New Mexico. Hagen has received an individual artist award from the Rasmuson Foundation. He is most recently the recipient of the Coonie Boochever Fellowship from the Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation. Hagen’s work has appeared in publications across the state. For more than 6 years he worked as a photojournalist at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Northern Portraiture, an open Entry Exhibition. Entries must be portraits (self-portraits or otherwise) and artists are encouraged to explore the history, implications, and alternate interpretations of portraiture as a genre.