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A Fairbanks couple received an unprecedented double honor on Tuesday, when the state arts council announced that Margo Klass will receive the Governors Award for the Arts Individual Artist Award and her husband, author Frank Soos, will become the state's Writer Laureate.

Mike Dunham

“Christmas Belles” goes a long way toward coaxing the jaded back into the spirit of things, and it does it with a smile. 

Mike Dunham
A slow start to Cyrano's production of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" gives way to a charming yarn about one 6-year-old's worst day ever, even if the brief play is broken up by an untimely intermission.Donna Freedman

Students at Alaska Dance Theatre rehearse for “The Nutcracker” ballet on Saturday, Nov. 15,. The performance at the Atwood Concert Hall opens Nov. 28.

Marc Lester

The Anchorage Museum opened three notable exhibits on Nov. 7: the All Alaska Juried Art Show, considered the most important juried art show in the state, the statewide "Rarefied Light" photo competition and a show about Alaska craft materials.

Mike Dunham
After more than two years of traveling, sewing and teaching, Kodiak skin sewers have finally completed a replica of a Alaska Native parka more than a century old. Megan Edge
Dalton M. Ghetti sculpts art carved from the pointed end of a graphite pencil. The figures -- some now on display at the Kimura Gallery -- are so small they are almost lost from view without magnification.Don Decker

Dalton M. Ghetti sculpts art from the pointed ends of graphite pencils. The figures -- some now on display at the Kimura Gallery -- are so small they are almost lost from view without magnification.


Don Decker
As the earth shook Thursday, Anchorage sculptor Rebecca Lyon nervously watched the swaying pole critical to the outcome of the biggest art piece of her career, “Transformation,” a vision that required years of planning, collaboration and paperwork before it could be raised at Westchester Lagoon. Mike Dunham
Ten Alaska artists and art groups shared more than $200,000 in grant funding from the National Endowment for the ArtsMike Dunham