'Paintings by Dan DeRoux' opens at the City Museum

Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Paintings by Dan DeRoux" will open at the city museum on Friday, Jan. 8

A third generation Alaskan, DeRoux has painted in Juneau nearly all his life. Artist and Alaska art historian Kesler Woodward describes DeRoux's work as " mixing portraits of friends, hommages to and take-offs of work by Alaskan masters, and settings borrowed from the paintings of European masters from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, Dan's paintings delight one's senses, wits and sometimes even one's conscience."

DeRoux's work is in the collection of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, the Smithsonian Permanent Collection, the Morris Museum in Atlanta and museums throughout Alaska. DeRoux has exhibited and won awards in many National and International competitions. In 2008, DeRoux was awarded the Alaska State Council's 2008 Governor's Award for the Arts. Most recently he completed two 1 percent for art projects including the Focus on Statehood mural for the Linny Picallo parking garage in Anchorage and the Encryption Wall at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau.

This spring, DeRoux will be completing and installing a 16'x18' painted metal wall sculpture titled Precipitation on the new parking garage. The piece is about the history of Juneau which coalesces into a waterfront view of Juneau with city lights.

Paintings by Dan DeRoux will run Jan. 8 through Jan. 30. Admission to the City Museum is free during the month of January in memory of Harold O. Fossum. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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