In his first published collection of poetry Rearden covers everything from tiny moments in time to Alaska memories to big picture reflections. He tells us about making poetry accessible, the lasting influence of growing up in rural Alaska, and what makes him a poet with a lowercase "p."
This week on State of Art we're hearing the music of Anchorage's Juicy Harps, Ed Washington and the Modern Savage. We also check out a poem by author Don Rearden.
This week on State of Art we're checking out two stories from the recent virtual Arctic Entries event. Hosts and storytellers connected with the audience via Facebook Live from their homes in a close approximation of a typical Arctic Entries. Our first storyteller talks about losing love and finding herself stuck in Canada, while our second storyteller tells us about connections and isolation while working in Antarctica.
This week on State of Art we have poetry from the Alaska Quarterly Review. In celebration of its 40 years, the literary journal and the Anchorage Museum teamed up to host 21 live online reading and discussion events featuring contributors to AQR.
On a recent episode of Talk of Alaska, host Lori Townsend interviewed people involved with the origins of public radio in the state. For this week's State of Art we'll hear a condensed version of that show.
This week on State of Art we're hearing about "Bush Poet," a play written and directed by Dick Reichman. The play features Mark Robokoff as a gruff and solitary Alaskan who meets a young boy, played by Mason Dolphin, whose parents work at a nearby lodge.
State of Art: The Spenard Jazz Fest goes online while Anchorage keeps its distance. Plus, who was the charismatic criminal Joe Spenard?
This week on State of Art we're talking Spenard -- the man and the jazz festival. We learn about the newly virtual Spenard Jazz Fest and we hear from a local historian about the colorful Joe Spenard, the namesake of the Anchorage road and neighborhood.
State of Art: With no exhibitions, UAA art grads have an unconventional end to school. Plus, a track from Anchorage’s Juicy Harps
This week on State of Art we're finding out how graduating amidst a pandemic affected UAA art students and we hear a beer-centric track from folk trio, Juicy Harps.
This homegrown a cappella trio's mission is to sing, perform, and educate. From virtual performances and an active social media to workshops and singing telegrams, Pipeline Vocal Project has a lot going on, but they're just getting started.
State of Art: A poem from Don Rearden, a virtual First Friday from the Anchorage Museum and revisiting Arctic Entries
This week on State of Art we have a poem from local author, Don Rearden, called "Listen and Learn." We also get a glimpse into the Anchorage Museum's virtual First Friday featuring composer Mathew Burtner and his piece "Nuiqsut Bell" for the museum's Listen Up: Northern Soundscapes series. Finally, we hear a bear story from Arctic Entries from earlier this year.
This week on State of Art we're learning about the Spenard Food Truck Carnival. A couple time a week, 10 food trucks converge on the Chilkoot Charlie's parking lot to serve up dishes ranging from classic BBQ and hot dogs to traditional Russian and Laotian food.
This week on State of Art we're learning about Anchorage Festival of Music's upcoming performance "Baroque Reflections." While not your traditional classical music experience, AFN worked to recreate the next best thing. Combining video, dance and food for their first virtual concert, "Baroque Reflections" is a testament to artistic ingenuity and commitment.
State of Art: Anchorage photographers and community rally to raise money for marginalized groups in light of national demonstrations
This week on State of Art we're hearing from local photographer Jovell Rennie. After getting caught up in the frenzy of demonstrations following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, Rennie wanted to do something more than just document the local protests. Working with friends, colleagues and community members, Rennie and company put on the "I Can't Breathe" First Friday and fundraising event at his gallery, Akela Space, in downtown Anchorage.
This week on State of Art we're hearing from Chad Reynvaan. His musical fingerprints are all over the Anchorage music scene, whether he's playing in a band or recording one at his own Wattage Studio. He tells us about his new album "21st Sensory," the appeal of vintage gear and his tendencies towards dad-rock. We also check out his new track "Permanently Lost."
On the heels of winning a Pulitzer Prize for their series "Lawless," the ADN and Propublica began publishing stories from sexual assault survivors along with their photos. The project is now an outdoor exhibit at the Anchorage Museum featuring large portraits, quotes and audio clips of the survivors themselves.
State of Art: Learn how to apply for the Ted Stevens Young Alaskan Artist award. Plus, a song from Duke Russell and the Shirt Tuckers.
This week on State of Art we're hearing from Juliana Osinchuk, founder of the award that ultimately became the Ted Stevens Young Alaskan Artist Award. Organized by the Anchorage Festival of Music, the award goes to an Alaska classical musician ready to take their next step into the professional world. We learn about the classical-music-focused award and how to apply. We also hear a track from Anchorage artist Duke Russell's musical project, the Shirt Tuckers, called "Spiritual Poptart."
This week on State of Art we're hearing from Anchorage musician James Glaves. He's been involved with a huge amount of projects from playing in bands to recording and producing them.
This week on State of Art we're hearing from journalist and podcast host, Cody Liska. His podcast "Crude Conversations" spawned from an ambitious DIY zine publication and social media presence called "Crude Magazine." He has deep roots in Alaska's snowboard scene, but Liska's interviewees range from athletes and educators to activists and artists. We talk about how he got his start, what he's learned and why we do this.
This week on State of Art we're featuring Anchorage musicians Emma Hill, The Forest that Never Sleeps and the Jephries. We also preview a new youth podcast from Story Works Alaska.
State of Art: Anchorage theater company goes virtual and pokes fun at corporate greed with their upcoming melodrama
This week on State of Art we're learning about RKP Production's upcoming play "Tanker on the Rocks or the Great Alaskan Bad Friday Fish Spill of '89."
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