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Art Presence Member Profile: Painter Eva Thiemann

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The Art of Marine Debris?

November 18, 2011 By Victoria Hutter Visual artist Anne Percoco created a mobile sculpture Indra’s Cloud made of more than 1,000 water bottles sewn together with plastic rope. The sculpture was floated down the severely polluted Yamuna River in India and around the town Vrindavan to highlight the profoundly degraded condition of the river as […]

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Postcard from Alaska, Part Two

September 13, 2011 By Rocco Landesman Rocco caught a fish THIS big at the Silver Salmon Camp. Photo by Sven Haakanson As you read yesterday, my first day in Alaska was truly jam-packed. The pace didn’t let up! On the second day of our trip with the Rasmuson Foundation, we went to Bethel, and a […]

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Postcard from Alaska, Part One

September 12, 2011 By Rocco Landesman A 2004 performance of Julie Jensen’s play Wait! at Perseverance Theatre, an NEA grantee in Douglas, Alaska. Rocco caught up with Perseverance’s executive artistic director, Art Rotch, during his whirlwind tour of Alaska. Photo courtesy of Perseverance Theatre Last week I was in Alaska as part of the Rasmuson […]

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Arts Education Alaska Style: Success is in the Partnerships

August 31, 2011 by Charlotte Fox, Executive Director, Alaska State Council on the Arts Students from the 2011 Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Photo by Clark Mischler Back in 2002, when I was just beginning this job and a naive state arts agency director, I made a remark at a statewide public meeting that it was […]

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From Art Auctions to Art Lotteries: A Better Way to Fundraise?

Reading the blog entry by Stephanie Evans Hanson that focused on the beginnings of new methods through close observance of our conversations reminded me that changes employed by Fairbanks Arts Association (FAA) on the issue of art-for-sale at fundraisers started with conversations. One of my previous posts told of FAA’s new direction for art auctions […]

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Fundraising Innovation: Solving the Artist Auction Dilemma

It’s a cold snowy morning in Fairbanks, AK. Volunteer ushers are gathered in the lobby of Hering Auditorium, anticipating the arrival of 1300 students who will be attending a performance. One of the volunteers, local artist Carol Hilgemann, knowing that I would be interested, brought a copy of an article dealing with considerations that art […]

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Making the Best Use of What We Have

I was born in Fairbanks, AK, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, now Denali State Bank. Our town has gone through many changes, but we remain the same spirited people that I remember as I was growing up. People from all walks of life choose to live here and there’s a special thread that weaves us all […]

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Art Talk with Ron Spatz of Alaska Quarterly Review

July 20, 2011 by Don Ball The Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR), published at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, calls itself “a literary magazine of consequence” with good reason. For a literary journal produced in one of the more far-flung regions of the country, it has generated considerable notice for its stories: Pushcart Prizes, O. […]

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