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Arts Scene: August 21

Mike Dunham
The Alaska Design Forum is hosting a presentation called “Bling” Aug. 22 at the Anchorage Museum, featuring the Boston-based design duo Nervous System. The pair uses 3D printers to create everything from jewelry to industrial design. Courtesy The Alaska Design Forum

Design
Nervous energy
The Alaska Design Forum continues its lecture series on the role of ornamentation in contemporary design, titled “Bling,” with a presentation by the Boston-based design duo Nervous System. The pair uses 3D printers to create everything from jewelry to industrial design. They’ll follow a one-hour lecture with a two-hour workshop demonstrating software and 3D printed designs. The event is free, but is limited to 40 participants. It takes place at the Anchorage Museum starting at 6 p.m. on Friday. More information is available at alaskadesignforum.org.

Literary
Flights of yesteryear
Anchorage author and photographer Rob Stapleton will sign copies of his new book, “Alaska’s Bush Pilots,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Barnes & Noble, 200 E. Northern Lights Blvd. The book is among the latest Alaska offerings from Arcadia Publishing, a national publisher producing books that focus on aspects of local history. Previous titles have covered the colorful past of major league baseball teams and Denali National Park. “Alaska’s Bush Pilots” is part of their “Images of Aviation” series and includes more than 200 vintage images from Alaska’s flying past, many from the Alaska Aviation Museum. Stapleton is a pilot himself with extensive experience in experimental aircraft, so he has a good feel for what aviators of yore were going through when they pulled back the stick on their flying machines. 

Literary
Angelic exhibit
Tetiana Brooks, formerly of the Ukraine, has published three books in Russian. She’ll read from the first to be translated into English, “My Angel: A Story of Salvation and Love,” starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Blue Holloman Gallery, 3555 Arctic Blvd. The free event will include an exhibition of Brook’s illustrations, performances by students of local music contests, champagne and refreshments. 

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