Arts

Munoz lived in Alaska for 65 years after arriving on a steamship while vacationing, and is well-known for her art, particularly bright watercolors of Alaska communities and scenes. She also worked as a journalist, teacher and museum curator.Molly Dischner | Associated Press
At a workshop in Bethel last week, students and residents learned the old craft of fish-skin sewing and to see beauty in what often is discarded.Lisa Demer

“Anchorage has no idea what they’ll be seeing,” said Michelangelo Canale as he watched Bridgett Zehr rehearse the title role in “Giselle” earlier this week. He recounted her credentials: soloist with Houston Ballet, principal dancers with English National Ballet and National Ballet of Canada. “She’s particularly huge in Canada,” Canale said. “I can’t imagine what the Canadians are going to think when they hear she’s in Alaska.”
 

Mike Dunham
A team of international dancers is featured in "Giselle," Anchorage Ballet's first full-length ballet, an ambitious production of the classic tale of love and ghosts.Mike Dunham
About a hundred readers responded to an Anchorage Symphony review that noted crying babies and disruptive adults during the concert. We take a look at the points they made.Mike Dunham

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