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For Anna Brown Ehlers, the Chilkat blanket isn't just art -- it's a lifelong passion.Mike Dunham
MTS Gallery looks like Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum or the detritus left behind by Mardi Gras celebrants. Erin Pollock and Steph Kese opened their show of wax masks on Friday after working it up for the past six months.Mike Dunham
Alaskans hoping to see "The Lion King" in Anchorage this fall can get a break on ticket prices if they act quickly. Mike Dunham
The unexpected abounds at a new Midtown gallery named 2 Friends. The shop, which had its grand opening on Thursday, is owned by Jacqui Ertischek and Georgia Blue. Ertischek is a former school counselor turned artist and Blue recently retired from 20 years of managing the Anchorage Museum gift shop.Mike Dunham
A series of free public readings and talks by notable authors from Alaska and the Lower 48 will begin tonight as the University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Creative Writing and Literary Arts presents fiction writer John Keeble.Mike Dunham
Jewel Kilcher, hit- making singer/songwriter with Alaska roots, will perform two concerts in Atwood Concert Hall on Aug. 20 and 21.
Some fiber artists focus on making the end product: nubbly scarves or a hand-dyed wall hanging full of different textures. Wasilla spinner Deb Frost prefers an earlier part of the process -- making the yarn itself.Rindi White
You might think that making Athabascan split willow root trays and baskets would be in Daisy Demientieff's blood. After all she was born in a fish camp on the Yukon River, grew up in a log cabin speaking the local Deg Xinag dialect, had ample opportunity to watch the traditional craft work at which her mother and grandmother excelled.Mike Dunham
The board of directors for United States Artists met in Anchorage last week, visiting Alaska art venues, meeting with artists and arts boosters, and participating in two panel discussions on Monday.Mike Dunham
Documentary filmmaker Larry Cappetto is looking for Anchorage-area veterans to interview for his TV series "Lest They Be Forgotten."