NMU professor explores Iceland during summer residency

Courtesy of Steven Huges

Courtesy of Steven Huges

by Kristi Evans

The rugged, majestic landscape of Iceland’s southern coast recently provided inspiration for artists and academics selected for a prestigious summer residency through Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis—including one fortunate Northern Michigan University professor.

Steven Hughes, assistant professor of illustration at NMU, was among a dozen members of Team Moss; another dozen formed Team Lichen.

Each group spent five days in Iceland on a collaborative journey of creative and natural exploration. Equipped with sketchbooks, cameras and hiking gear, the artists were transported on day trips from their home base—an old farmstead near the city of Vik—to hidden waterfalls, ancient glaciers, sleeping…..

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