When Cory Lescher heads out to the Aleutian Islands to help fishing crews manage bycatch or escapes to the mountains to play, he'll bring his camera to document the experience. As he improved his skills he didn't want to just use his photos to brag to his family in Oregon, he wanted to help out. That's why every month he donates 50 percent of his photo earnings to a different nonprofit organization.
This week on State of Art we hear from director Dick Riechman and actor Jill Bess about the play "The Inner Man."
This week on State of Art we're hearing from Eagle River High School art teacher Jacob Bera and Anchorage School District fine art coordinator Leah Maltbie. They tell us about an art project meant to show appreciation for everything healthcare workers have done during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State of Art: Relive Anchorage’s first full-length classical music concert with this virtual re-enactment and lecture
On this week's episode of State of Art, we hear from Anchorage Festival of Music artistic director Laura Koenig. We find out what it took to not only put this event together 100 years later, but also the research of the original concert and its performers.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced arts groups of all kinds to pivot and reevaluate how they can continue to create, but also reach audiences. The Alaska Virtual Symphony was organized to give musicians much needed opportunities to learn, connect and perform from anywhere in the state. Regardless of age and experience participants join in weekly via video conference for lessons and prepare for virtual concerts.
Photonak is one of those bands that come across as totally genuine in their mission and respect for each other. With their debut album "Tempered," the band hunkered down in their home studio and turned out a highly produced piece of sprawling rock and roll.