Alaska Native ivory sculpting experts Clifford Apatiki, Jerome Saclamana and Levi Tetpon are at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum for a week-long ivory carving residency. The carvers are mentoring UAA students Mary John and Zach Lane. Museum visitors will be able to observe the carvers on April 2-3 from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Bob Hallinen
The Alaska Design Forum is bringing up Robert Wong, co-founder and chief executive officer of Google Creative Lab. Mike Dunham
 A House committee took no action Tuesday on a bill that would eliminate the requirement to spend 1 percent of the total cost of a building on public art to go inside and outside that facility.Molly Dischner | Associated Press
Crying babies and rude adults disrupted the audience, and maybe the musicians, at the Anchorage Symphony's performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, but a big chorus overrode the commotion and brought the work to a glorious close.Mike Dunham
Captain James Cook is thought of as an explorer of the South Seas, but a new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum focuses attention on his equally remarkable achievements in the north.Mike Dunham

The exhibit "Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage" opens March 27, 2015, at the Anchorage Museum.

Marc Lester
A UAA writing professor will pick up the John Burroughs award for nature writing in ceremonies next month, and a West High student repeats as the state poetry champ.Mike Dunham
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