May in the Bear Gallery

May in the Bear Gallery

Opening Day: May 6, 2022, 12–7 pm
Exhibition on view: May 6–28, 2022
Gallery hours: Monday–Saturday, 12–6 pm


Bear Gallery visitors please note:

COVID-19 mitigation measures: Fairbanks Arts’ board of directors has approved COVID-19 mitigation measures that include (but are not limited to):

  • Visitors to the Bear Gallery must wear a mask. We ask that visitors bring their own masks, but should a visitor be without one, we have a limited supply we can give out. 
  • Social distancing of no less than 6 ft apart must be observed within the Bear Gallery.  
  • Our COVID-19 mitigation plan involves the frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this effort to stay open while supporting artists and arts supporters safely and responsibly.


Escaping the Wind by Ina Timling

Intertwining Worlds
by Ina Timling

Ina Timling is a printmaker based in Fairbanks, Alaska. After completing her Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Alaska- Fairbanks, she started taking printmaking classes with Todd Sherman and David Mollett. Since then, she has participated in several exhibitions in Fairbanks and Anchorage (AK) as well as Solomon (MD). 

In this exhibition, Ina explores the intertwining worlds in which she finds herself; her childhood home in Northern Germany and her current home in Alaska, as well as the worlds of science and art.

Ina Timling will be at the opening reception in the Bear Gallery on Friday, May 6 from 5-7 pm. 

Chasing Lakes: a conversation and reading with Ina Timling and Katey Walter Anthony
Saturday, May 28 at 6:00 pm in the Bear Gallery

This event will feature a conversation between author and scientist Katey Walter Anthony and Ina Timling; including a set of vignettes showing the intersection of science and art. Intertwining Worlds features block prints, some of which were featured in Katey’s new book, Chasing Lakes. During this event, Ina and Katey will discuss their collaboration, followed by Katey showing slides and reading excerpts from Chasing Lakes.


“Phantom feelings”-part of the “Just say when” series by Jeremy Table

Forget-me-not: Art Therapy with Alaska’s Military Population
Curated by Alexis Castriotta, Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC

Forget-me-not: Art Therapy with Alaska’s Military Population is a selection of expressive works created by active duty and retired military members in Alaska while working with Alexis Castriotta, Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC. The Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in support of Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network. When viewing this collection, you are invited to look beyond the uniform and glimpse into the hearts and minds of the military residents of the great state of Alaska.

Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs that seeks to improve the health, well-being, and quality of life of military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers.