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This week on State of Art we're hearing from Gayla Ranf, owner of Spenard Art Studio. She talks about the new space and creating using encaustics. We also look at "Summerland" from Anchorage playwright Arlitia Jones and Cyrano's Theater Company. The play wraps up its Anchorage run Sunday, Nov. 10.
This week on State of Art we're hearing from playwright and screenwriter Vera Starbard. Her Perseverance Theater produced play "Devilfish" is finishing its Anchorage run on November 3. She talks about keeping things authentic while weaving together Tlingit legend and history.
Join Alaska World Affairs Council and Nancy Lindborg, President/CEO of the United States Institute of Peace, to discuss the global challenge of fragility and conflict, including a vision of the way forward.
THE SECRET LIFE OF AN AMERICAN DIPLOMAT: FACING A FIRING SQUAD IN AFRICA, LIVING IN COMMUNIST ROMANIA, LEADING THE US PEACE CORPS, FIGHTING FIRES, MORE
The Secret Life of an American Diplomat: Facing a Firing Squad in Africa, Living in Communist Romania, Leading the US Peace Corps, Fighting Fires, & More
This week on State of Art we're getting an education on opera. We learn about "The Barber of Seville," the first production of the season from Anchorage Opera. Stage director Laura Alley and Anchorage Opera principal conductor Brian DeMaris put "The Barber" in historical context and talk about why it's a good introduction to the art form.
This week on State of Art we're hearing from Anchorage author, Don Rearden. His most recent project is "Warrior's Creed," a memoir he co-wrote with Roger Sparks, a decorated veteran who has served as a Recon Marine and an Alaska Pararescuman. We learn about what goes into co-writing a book, reliving other people's trauma, and doing their stories justice.