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Meet The Artist - "Blue Glacier Then & Now Exhibit" - Chip Freund

  • July 28, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC


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Blue Glacier Then & Now:
A Personal Photographic Story
of Climate Change Spanning 40 Years

Cary Arts Center Main Gallery
101 Dry Ave, Cary, NC 27511
July 12 – Aug 27, 2023

Meet the Artist Reception July 28 6-8pm

Stick around for the premiere of the companion documentary film immediately following the reception at 8:00pm in the Cary Arts Center Auditorium

Join an expedition up a mountain and through time to witness the effects of climate change on the alpine glaciers of Olympic National Park. The film follows project leader, Chip Freund, on his first conservation photography project documenting his return to the Blue Glacier, 40 years after working along side the glacier in the summer of 1982. The film is a companion to the photo exhibition of the same name. 

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Project Summary:

What: A photographic project comparing the Blue Glacier as it was in 1982 with its current state in the summer of 2022.

Who: Photographic Artist, Chip Freund, and two of his adult children

Where: Olympic National Park

Why I did the project:
The summer I spent working alongside the Blue Glacier left an indelible mark on my heart, mind, and soul. I have longed to return to that special place before it is changed forever, and the fortieth anniversary of my time on the mountain provides the perfect opportunity.

Over the past forty years the Olympic National Park has lost 34% of its glacial mass. At the current rate, the last glacier could be completely gone by 2050.
Source: National Park Service

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