The times of disruption and strife are when artists are needed more than ever. This is when they really go to work. Artists respond to present struggles, they tell stories that provide context and clarity. Artists make documents that connect our present to the past and the future. Artists interpret. In this time of isolation due to COVID, many of us have found ways to stay connected digitally. Society is experiencing a vast shift in all aspects of our daily life as we increasingly go digital for our communication, shopping, business and education. The UAA Art Department Faculty exhibition is a reflection of these times. This year’s free exhibition has moved online and the exhibited work is just as relevant and vital, if not more so. Virtual Event URL: https://alaska.digication.com/kimura-gallery/presence.