'Vanishing Ice' exhibit opens Nov. 3 at Lightcatcher

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 30, 2013 

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Narsaq Sound, Greenland by Len Jeshel, is among the artists featured in "Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012," showing Sunday, Nov. 3, through March 2 2013 at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St. in Bellingham.

LEN JENSHEL — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Showing Sunday, Nov. 3, through March 2 at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St., "Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012," introduces the artistic legacy of the planet's frozen frontiers now threatened by climate change by examining the landscapes' impact on the imaginations of artists, writers, and naturalists.

The exhibit of about 75 works is supported by about 25 environmental, arts and business organizations in Whatcom County that offer discussions, films and workshops throughout the run, encouraging audiences to understand and value the preservation of alpine and polar environments.

Details: 360-778-8930, whatcommuseum.org or handcrankfilms.com/the-vanishing-ice-exhibit.

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