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This week on State of Art we hear from Anchorage Museum director and CEO Julie Decker. She tells us about the museum's latest public art project, accessing their collection online and virtual tours of other museums.
State of Art: Anchorage’s Duke Russell reflects on the good and bad of childhood with his first comic book
This week on State of Art we're hearing from Anchorage artist Duke Russell. He tells us about his history with comics, self-reflection while sober and we get a taste of his current musical project, The Shirt Tuckers.
Arctic Re-Entries (with Partners for Progress AK): stories of incarceration, freedom and second chances
This month Arctic Entries brings you “Arctic Re-Entries: stories of incarceration, freedom and second chances.”
This week on State of Art, artist and educator, Thomas Chung joins us for a conversation about cultural appropriation, his approach to art and finding humor in dark places.
Being a young performer can be tough in Anchorage. If you're not old enough to drink, your options of venues are slim. That's why the Anchorage Music Co-op teamed up with local youth to establish Under 21 Open Mic.
From whalers who left port in New Bedford, Massachusetts to soldiers who helped build the Alcan Highway, African Americans have a long history in Alaska. University of Alaska Anchorage history professor Ian Hartman recently released a book called "Black History in the Last Frontier."
State of Art: Anchorage Opera’s ‘Frida’ opens this weekend. Check out this conversation with the leads discussing the unique production
This week on State of Art we're hearing from "Frida" leads Catalina Cuervo, who plays Frida Kahlo, the iconic Mexican artist, and Bernardo Bermudez, who plays Diego Rivera, the famous Mexican muralist and Kahlo's husband.
State of Art: A program at the Anchorage Museum lets people with sensory-sensitivities experience exhibits in a way that works for them
Once a month during the museum's winter hours, one exhibit is open and modified to accommodate people with sensory-sensitivities. Multi-media presentations might be turned down or off, lights dimmed and activities are provided as an alternate means of engaging with the museum.
While the Anchorage economy might be improving, a new report calls 2020 "a mixed bag."
The Anchorage Folk Festival wrapped up its 31st annual folk music extravaganza. The festival includes workshops, performances and featured guest artists. Folk Fest chief sound engineer Lucy Peckham dug through her archives and passed these tracks along.
State of Art: Making connections with Anchorage’s Festival of Cultural Stories. An interview with Shirley Mae Springer-Staten
Springer-Staten remembers her aunt, an amazing storyteller, recounting the lynching of a young African American boy and the impact that and other stories had on her. While physical barriers to racial harmony are somewhat less blatant these days, it's the mental barriers between cultures Springer-Staten hopes to break with the Festival of Cultural Stories.
State of Art: Looking back on the Anchorage Folk Festival with long-time chief sound engineer, Lucy Peckham
This week on State of Art, Peckham joins us to talk about her time behind the board at the Anchorage Folk Fest, smoking mixing boards and watching Folk Fest kids grow up.
This month Arctic Entries brings you “Be Kind. Rewind: Stories of nostalgia, hindsight and do-overs.” In the spirit of This American Life, The Moth and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet.