Special Arts Programs

Poetry Out Loud 2018

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. After…

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

Arts@360: Alaska Originals: The Ratfish Wranglers

Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers are a wild bunch of artist-musicians hailing from the town of Ketchikan that play what some have described as sub-aquatic neo-folk n’ fish-punk-rock. One never knows who is going to be ‘wrangled’ into this band of pranksters but at it’s core are well known Alaskan Fish artist Ray Troll…

At the APK

Windows into Heaven: An Artist Talk with Deacon Charles Rohrbacher

For thirty-five years, Alaskan icon painter Deacon Charles Rohrbacher has been a part of an international rediscovery of the icon and rebirth of icon painting in Russia and in the West. Rohbacher’s exhibit, Windows into Heaven: Contemporary Icons, offers a place where refuge, solace, and peace can be found in imagery. Deacon Charles Rohrbacher is…

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

Arts@360: Alaska Folk Festival 2017 Red Carpet Concerts

The 2017 Alaska Folk Festival Red Carpet Concerts were recorded in the historic Alaskan Hotel, performers include The Quaintrelles, Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, The Hannah Yoter Band, Goldwing, Emma Hill with Kat Moore, Tanya Lewis and Christopher Behnke, Annie Bartholomew, and the festival guest artists The Murphy Beds.

At the APK


Janet Collins, author of On the Arctic Frontier: Ernest Leffingwell’s Polar Explorations and Legacy, discusses her research on the early polar explorer and his work exploring, studying and mapping the landscape in what is now the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge between 1906 and 1914. In consultation with the Inupiat of the area, Leffingwell took scientific…

At the APK


A mountain assembled from hanging rocks, a tapestry of fish skin, a dip net made of clay- these are just a few of the works in Annette Bellamy’s solo exhibition, Moving Mountains. The show pays tribute to the things that sustain us. Annette Bellamy is one of eight artists selected for the Alaska State Museum…

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