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Ray Troll


Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline: The Travels of an Artist and a Scientist Along the Shores of the Prehistoric Pacific.  Join us as we welcome Ray Troll back to the Readings Gallery.  In this long-awaited sequel Kirk Johnson and Ray Troll are back on a road trip--driving, flying, and boating their way from Baja, California to northern Alaska in search of the fossil secrets of North America's Pacific coast. They hunt for fossils, visit museums, meet scientists and paleo- nerds, and sleuth out untold stories of extinct worlds. In his studio on a hill above Tongass Narrows in rainy Ketchikan, Alaska, Ray Troll creates fishy images that swim into museums, books and magazines, and onto t-shirts worn around the world. He draws his inspiration from extensive field work and the latest scientific discoveries, bringing a street-smart sensibility to the worlds of ichthyology and paleontology. Be sure and catch Ray and his band, “The Ratfish Wranglers”, at the Sylvia Center the following night as part of this year’s SeaFeast festivities.