Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes and the Cruise of the Panther

Submitted by Douglas Wamsley, an independent scholar and attorney. He has written and lectured extensively on the history of nineteenth-century Arctic exploration. In 2009 he published  “Polar Hayes: the Life and Contributions of Isaac Israel Hayes, M.D.”  Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes (1832-1881) was an Arctic veteran when he was invited to join the 1869 voyage of… Continue reading Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes and the Cruise of the Panther

Artists in Residency

This post submitted by Zaria Forman, artist and co-leader of the Chasing the Light journey to the western coast of Greenland. Zaria’s enthusiasm for drawing began early in her childhood, when she and her family traveled to some of the world’s most remote landscapes, the subject of her Mother’s fine art photography. A Cum laude graduate in Studio… Continue reading Artists in Residency

The snow-clad summit of Kresarsoak seen in the distance

Lisa Lebofsky was one of the participating artists on the Chasing the Light expedition. Her paintings on aluminum explore the limitless capacity of the mind when it engages with nature. She holds an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art, and is the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Prince… Continue reading The snow-clad summit of Kresarsoak seen in the distance

“Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island – An Exhibit Update”

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES The exhibition Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island will be a “journey for art,” with a twist of science, exploration, anthropology, and commerce mixed in, much like William Bradford’s book The Arctic Regions Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition. Opening in the Wattles Family Gallery on April 26th, 2013, this exhibit,… Continue reading “Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island – An Exhibit Update”

“Chasing the Light” with Zaria Forman

This post submitted by Zaria Forman, artist and co-leader of the Chasing the Light journey to the western coast of Greenland. Zaria’s enthusiasm for drawing began early in her childhood, when she and her family traveled to some of the world’s most remote landscapes, the subject of her Mother’s fine art photography. A Cum laude graduate in Studio… Continue reading “Chasing the Light” with Zaria Forman

“Chasing the Light” Voyage Creates Foundation for Exhibitions

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES “Whenever we cross the Arctic we take on a few avian hitchhikers.” These words spoken by Karen Miles, wife of Rick Miles, co-owners and Captains of the Wanderbird expedition-cruise ship.  She displayed her photograph taken early that morning of a gyrfalcon devouring its prey while perched on the rail of the… Continue reading “Chasing the Light” Voyage Creates Foundation for Exhibitions

Following William Bradford to the Frozen North

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES Counting the hours until launch. In a couple days I’ll be  one of a small group heading to  Greenland as we retrace William Bradford’s final Arctic voyage one hundred and forty-three years later. The New Bedford Whaling Museum, in April of 2013, will be republishing a modern edition of Bradford’s Arctic… Continue reading Following William Bradford to the Frozen North