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Lecture: Alaska Native Art and Indigenous Art of the Arctic

December 6, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on Lecture: Alaska Native Art and Indigenous Art of the Arctic 

Lecture by Ron Senungetuk.

Anchorage Museum Auditorium.  FREE.

Lecture – Ana Rewakowicz

December 6, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on Lecture – Ana Rewakowicz 

Alaska Design Forum lecture: artist Ana Rewakowicz.

Anchorage Museum, $10 general admission.

Lecture by Adriane Colburn, Performance by Steven Alvarez

December 5, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on Lecture by Adriane Colburn, Performance by Steven Alvarez 

Performance by Steven Alvarez, CONNECTIONS, 6:30 p.m., and Lecture by Adriane Colburn of San Francisco on her artwork inspired by mapping the Arctic Ocean, 7pm.

Anchorage Museum auditorium.  $5 general admission.

Steven Alvarez comes to Anchorage from the San Francisco Bay Area where he was active as both a performer and educator. Raised in a multi-ethnic military family, Steven had the opportunity to grow up in and around many diverse cultures including Hispanic, Native American, Hawaiian, Japanese, and all three coasts of the continental U.S. He graduated from San Jose State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music (Voice and Percussion) and History and a minor in Philosophy.

An artist with hands in many mediums, he works professionally as a percussionist, vocalist, stage actor, film and stage producer and music educator. He is currently producing a film on the Alaskan Native and Inuit games and regularly performs an innovative theater piece that couples live storytelling and singing with film which recently debuted at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. He is a percussionist for the Anchorage Symphony and the Anchorage Opera, directs theatre productions, performs in musicals , and serves as the Director of Cultural Education & Strategic Initiatives for the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

Lecture: Futurefarmers

December 3, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on Lecture: Futurefarmers 

NOTE: Futurefarmers is creating the “Transpolar Catapult Feedback Loop” — one of the installations on the Delaney Park Strip.

Futurefarmers ( ) is a group of practitioners aligned through an open practice of making work that is relevant to the time and space surrounding us. Through collaboration, we explore the relationship of concept and creative process between interdisciplinary artists. Since 1995, Futurefarmers has served as a design studio producing projects for clients including Adobe, Swatch, Hewlett Packard, Levi’s, Autodesk, Nike, LucasFilm, Greenpeace, PBS, NEC and MSNBC.

Founder Amy Franceschini is an artist and educator. She founded Futurefarmers in 1995 as a means to bring together multidisciplinary practitioners to create new work. She is a professor of fine art and design at University of San Francisco and teaches graduate seminars at California College of the Arts.

Futurefarmers have exhibited internationally at numerous galleries and museums, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, the ZKM in Germany and at The Whitney Biennale. They have received numerous awards including the Fleischaker Eureka Award, Artadia Award and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s 2006 SECA Award.

Anchorage Museum auditorium, $10 general admission. Sponsored by the Alaska Design Forum.

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