Special Arts Programs

Special Arts Programs

Poetry Out Loud 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

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Carrot Beer

Alaska Governor Bill Walker recently stated Carrot Beer would be a great idea for the Alaska economy. At Wearable Art 2015, Scott, Allison, and a very special guest found out what happens when you cross Mat-Su carrots and Alaskan beer…

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Artist Profile: Bobbi McCutcheon

The theme for the Wearable Art Extravaganza in 2015 was“Juxtaposition” and artists prepared for months. This was artist Bobbi McCutcheon’s fourth year – her pieces can take up to a year to create and are made by hand, one bead at a time.

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Artist Profile: Michelle Morris

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council’s 2015 Wearable Art show had the theme”Juxtaposition” and artists prepared for months. Scott Burton caught up with artist Michelle Morris and produced this video profile.

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Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities 2015

Alaska Governor Bill Walker presents the 2015 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday January 29th. Hosted by Ryan Conarro. With performances by the Alaska Youth Choir, Momentum Dance Collective, Ishmael Hope, Christy NaMee Eriksen, Ziggy Unzicker and Yada Di.

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MK MacNaughton’s “Grit”

For Juneau’s January First Friday, artist MK MacNaughton hung the first of 52 portraits at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The year-long show is called “Grit” and KTOO’s Scott Burton shot a video of MacNaughton as she hung portrait number two.

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Worl Skates Into the Burke

The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle recently opened an exhibit called “Here and Now: Native Artists Inspired.” Among the new works by the contemporary artists, are two skateboard decks that Juneau-based Tlingit artist Rico Lanáat’ Worl designed and painted. KTOO’s Scott Burton visited Worl at his store in Juneau and brings…