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.

Special Arts Programs

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.

Special Arts Programs

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.

Special Arts Programs

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.

Special Arts Programs

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.

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

Deering and Down

This Alaska Originals concert features Deering and Down, an Alaska-hatched duo, based in Memphis, whose style is truly original. Their music was once described as “smoky Memphis cast in shimmering northern lights.”

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

Marian Call

This episode of Alaska Originals features Marian Call. With a sound once described as “acoustic joy jazz,” Call plays a one-hour concert including original favorites, videos, conversation and more. Call is accompanied by Laura Zahasky. For more of Marian’s music, visit And for more of Laura and the Alaska String Band, visit

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

The Alaska String Band and Will Putman

This episode features two concerts: Juneau’s Alaska String Band, and Will Putman of Fairbanks. Hear the Alaska String Band’s fast picking and unique interpretations of Alaskan stories and Will Putman explore solitude, beer making and friendship.

Special Arts Programs

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…

Arts@360, Writers' Showcase

Holidays 2014

This episode of 360 North’s Writers’ Showcase features several holiday-themed short stories and essays, written by Geoff Kirsch, Rebeecca Braun, Carol Prentice and Seth Kantner. Actress Patricia Hull reads Carol Prentice’s piece. Hear what it’s like to make Chanukah latkes for 30 with “help” from the kids, and what Christmas can be like on the…

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