by Ernestine Hayes
Hello to all with best wishes for a happy and successful new year. As you plan your spring activities, please note that our 2015 Art of Place will be presented with the theme Wearable Art of Place.
Our first event is scheduled for Friday, February 6 and features Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson, who will give a talk and show on "Wearable Art of Place: Armor" and highly regarded artist Michael Beasley, who will give a talk and show on "Wearable Art of Place: Masks."
Our second event is scheduled for March 6 and features clan leader Ed Kunz, who will give a talk and show on "Wearable Art of Place: Jewelry," and culture bearer Percy Kunz, who will give a talk and show on "Wearable Art of Place: At.oow and Koogeina."
At our third and final event, scheduled for April 3, we are planning a "Wearable Art of Place: Regalia Show," which will be a narrated program for local artists and art owners to show their blankets, vests, and other apparel. We anticipate that local artists will show their work, and others who own blankets, vests, octopus bags, and similar items made for them or handed to them will also be invited to participate.
Each program takes place in the Glacier View Room and begins at 11:00 a.m., with talks or demonstrations until 1:00 p.m., followed by a social hour with light refreshments and a chance to visit with artists one on one.
Please also note that the January 23 Sound and Motion will present a look back at four years of Art of Place and a look forward to the next two years. Please share this news with friends and students, and please plan on attending 2015 Wearable Art of Place.
Gunacheesh to the provost's office for the generous support that makes this possible and to all the artists whose work enriches our understanding of place.