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Big Screen FREEZE

January 22, 2009 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on Big Screen FREEZE 

Join the Alaska Society of Media Photographers as they present BIG SCREEN FREEZE: Images From The FREEZE Project. Five media photographers are featured.

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center auditorium. Admission is FREE to all.

Reception: Art in the North

December 6, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on Reception: Art in the North 

Special reception at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art featuring photographs of the FREEZE projects and works by FREEZE artists. Includes a special dance performance by Gabrielle Barnett and Co-Motion (6:30pm).

International Gallery of Contemporary Art. Free.

Special Exhibitions Reception

December 6, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on Special Exhibitions Reception 


  • FREEZE photography by children
  • FREEZE Frame, a photography exhibition
  • Photography by Zoe Strauss
  • FREEZE ILLUSTRATED, a special exhibition of drawings and projects by students from the Anchorage School District about the north

International Gallery of Contemporary Art. FREE.

The Changing North

December 6, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on The Changing North 

Presentations by:

  • Margaret Manousoff, Outreach & Advocacy Coordinator at Alaska Conservation Solutions, will give a presentation on the causes and effects of global warming with a specific focus on the challenges and opportunities in Alaska. 11:00 – 11:30 am.
  • Anne Jensen, a Senior Scientist for the Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation and National Science Foundation-funded researcher, will give a presentation on Barrow archaeology, which substantiates the long ties between local people and whales, and on the incorporation of local students in field and laboratory work. 11:30 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Lunch break. 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
  • FREEZE musical spot performance featuring Melissa Wannamaker. 1:00 – 1:15 pm.
  • Leonard Piitkaq Apangalook, Sr., is a leader and whaling captain from the Yupik community of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island. He has kept a meticulous daily weather journal for 20 years and, as a key contributor for the Sea Ice Knowledge and Use (SIKU): Assessing Arctic Environmental and Social Change project, produced daily logs on sea ice, weather and local subsistence activities in his community for the 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 “ice years” for the 2007-2008 International Polar Year, an international effort researching the polar regions. Mr. Apangalook will discuss the effects of climate change in his region and his on-going work for SIKU. 1:15 – 2:00 pm.
  • Larry Merculieff, an Unangax (Aleut) leader from St. Paul Island, will speak from the perspective of traditional hunters and Native elders on the subject of changes in the Arctic due to global warming. 2:00 – 2:45 pm.
  • Coffee break. 2:45 – 3:00 pm.
  • Jana Pausauraq Harcharek, head of Iñupiaq education for the North Slope Borough School District (NSBSD) will present a talk on the district’s language and culture-based projects. Debby Dahl Edwardson is the Director of the Center of Community and Workforce Development at Ilisagvik College and a member of the NSBSD Board.  Author of the bi-lingual children’s book Whale Snow, Debby will read from her book and talk about its making. 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
  • Charles Wohlforth, author of The Whale and the Supercomputer, will present slides taken while traveling in the Arctic with Inupiaq whalers and scientists, as each culture struggled to understand and adapt to the fast-changing climate. 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Anchorage Museum.  FREE.

Photography Workshop

December 6, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on Photography Workshop 

Led by photographers Tim Thomas, Hal Gage, Kevin Smith, Brian Adams and Don Mohr.  Some resulting photographs will be featured in special exhibition at International Gallery of Contemporary Art January 24 – February 2.

Anchorage Museum and Park Strip. Open to all ages. Register by emailing  FEE:  $5.

Beach Party (Photo Shoot)

December 3, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on Beach Party (Photo Shoot) 

We need you for a special photo op! Join us on the Park Strip at G Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. Stay (frolic) long enough for photographs, and then warm up. Worried about the cold? Be creative about your beach wear (Hawaiian shirts over Arctic parkas?) We’re about FREEZE, but don’t want you frozen. Giveaways for those who can join us. Bring your friends. Bring your coworkers. Bring your kids. And bring your surfboard. Friday, December 19, noon until 12:20 @ Delaney Park Strip, G Street. BYOBB (Beach blanket, beach balls…. + beach towels, air mattresses, and beach wear).

IGCA First Friday

December 3, 2008 · Posted in Event Calendar · Comments Off on IGCA First Friday 

Special exhibition and reception at International Gallery of Contemporary Art featuring Lita Albuquerque, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Rachelle Dowdy, Marisa Favretto, Helena Jonsdottir, Ana Rewakowicz, Sheila Wyne, Adriane Colburn + FREEZE installation design concepts and ICE, a series of photographs and book signing by Hal Gage; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., IGCA, 427 D Street.

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