Arts

Viewers can expect to see some polished work at the third annual Solstice Showcase. The evening of films by Alaskans will  range from romantic comedy and animation to CGI-enhanced Vikings fighting Space Orcs.

Mike Dunham
It was all a big art experiment in late May. Could a group of adults with different talents and from different parts of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta work together to create a new kind of doll?Lisa Demer
If the historic 4th Avenue Theatre is gutted, what will happen to the giant murals, the grandest work of art deco art in Alaska?Mike Dunham
Award-winning children’s author Kate DiCamillo, the U.S. national ambassador for young people’s literature, visits Anchorage this week.Mike Dunham
A hundred Alaska bagpipers will take part in the Highland Games this weekend, with contests in Anchorage and at the Alaska State Fairgrounds -- a taste of what we can expect in 2016 when Alaska hosts the World Highland Games Championships.Mike Dunham
Susan Burnstine, the juror for the 2015 "Rarefied Light" photo show, will present her juror’s lecture and conduct a workshop next month in Anchorage. And the 2010 "Beerdrinker of the Year" has a book about Alaska brewing.Mike Dunham

About 200 people gathered over several days for the Urban Unangax Culture Camp at Unangam Ulaa, the headquarters of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association in Anchorage. 

Shelby Lum
 An evening of films by Alaskans will take place Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, with offerings that range from romantic comedy and animation to CGI-enhanced Vikings fighting Space Orcs.Mike Dunham