Ketchikan fish artist Ray Troll will kick off the University of Alaska Southeast's Evening at Egan series at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the Egan Library with a talk he calls "Further Adventures in Scientific Surrealism."
Troll has been on the Juneau campus this past week to install his well anticipated commissioned mural "Deep Forest." The oil-on-canvas mural, which is 7-by-11 feet, portrays all five species of Pacific salmon in spawning colors, swimming through a Southeast Alaskan forest.
"It's about the connection, the symbiotic relationship between the forest and the fish, light and dark, moving from life to death, and the whole chibang" quips Troll.
After his talk Troll invites attendees to view "Deep Forest" with special 3D glasses supplied by his Ketchikan gallery.
"It really pops in 3D, there are lots of cool things hidden through the painting."
All Evening at Egan events are scheduled for either the Egan Library or lecture hall depending on the crowd expected. For locations and a complete list and descriptions of the series, visit the UAS homepage at www.uas.alaska.edu.