KAKM' Anniversary Mug Highlights the Mat-Su
The image of the Pioneer Peak with Colony Barn & Silo was chosen to highlight KAKM’s service to the Mat-Su valleys.
The idea of the “pioneer” is especially important during our 35th Anniversary – as we reflect upon our past, and look toward an exciting future. It was designed by well-known Alaskan artist, Marianne Wieland.
Marianne came to Alaska in 1949 with her father, Buell A. Nesbett, Alaska first supreme court chief justice. She studied art at the University of Alaska, California College of Arts and Crafts, and San Francisco State College, receiving degrees in Fine Arts and Science.
Arctic themes pervade Marianne’s work – visual impressions of the far north, honed to their essential elements. Her style captures a sense of Alaska’s vast landscape and unique inhabitants through archetypal forms.
This mug marks the 20th Anniversary of Marianne Wieland designed KAKM etched coffee mugs.