Arts

West High graduate Maeva Ordaz says her migrant parents' hard work and emphasis on education inspired her to pursue scholarships and compete in the national Poetry Out Loud competition.Mike Dunham
Cyrano's well-performed production of the quirky national hit "Venus in Fur" explores sexuality with comedic twists.Vikram Patel
The Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles joins the Anchorage First Friday art walk roster with a reception featuring erotic art and live models.Mike Dunham
In a switch from his usually colorful paintings, Anchorage artist Byron Birdsall has published a new book looking at Alaska history in black-and-white drawings.Mike Dunham
This week in art: a talk from a renowned mask maker, a lecture on edible plants and a Girdwood music festival.Mike Dunham
Juneau-based Alaska Robotics and musicians Molly Lewis, Marian Call, and Seth Boyer teamed up to create a parody of David Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity" with a twist. David Bowie's website picked up the parody days later, and the video is steadily racking up views. Laurel Andrews
Up-and-coming violin and cello sister team "duo parnas" will perform in Anchorage and Sitka. ACT gets a new executive director and an East High teen will have her art displayed at the U.S. Capitol. Mike Dunham
David Ives’ Tony-nominated comedy “Venus in Fur” is described as “a study of sex and power” and promises to be a show you’ll be talking about long after you’ve left the theater. Mike Dunham

Bluegrass fans spent three days at the Trapper Creek Bluegrass Festival enjoying the music, dancing, camping and hanging out with fellow fans in Trapper Creek, Alaska, starting on Friday, May 22, 2015. 

Bob Hallinen

The intention of Seeking the Source is to collect a history of the trail and the neighborhoods that surround it. Eight artists have converged to contribute in their own ways to mapping the trail.

Tara Young