The last few times Ive returned home to Mountain Village, its been mainly in the winter months. This year, I made a decision to go home to go berry picking for my 85-year-old grandmother, Maria, who is elderly and disabled, and not so mobile anymore.
Masks represent physical manifestations of the stories that preserve and perpetuate Alaska Native cultures in this month's featured exhibit at Alaska Native Arts Foundation.
She's been called the Martin Luther King Jr. of Alaska. This First Friday, Alaska Native Arts Foundation is observing Elizabeth Peratrovich Day with an exhibit featuring female artists.
Patrick Minock, January's featured artist at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation gallery, explores the evolution of Yup'ik culture through realist drawings.
"A person doesn't choose art, art chooses them," says Susan Ringstad Emery, who knew from an early age that art would become part of her life. Now, she'll have her first solo show in downtown Anchorage.
Inupiat photographer Brian Adams has had his work featured in such publications as the New York Times and the Guardian, and now his work -- plus his new book -- will be on display at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation in Anchorage.
The "Wear Art, Thou?" fashion show and Alaska Native Visionary Awards will honor indigenous artists and culture bearers who are carrying Native culture into the modern age.
Anna Hoover, an artist of Unangan and Norwegian descent, will showcase artifacts of her own life experience in a photography display at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation in Downtown Anchorage.
"The Water Collection," a varied blend of textiles and styles created by Alaska Native artists using traditional materials and methods, will make its gallery debut at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation in downtown Anchorage on First Friday.
Inupiat artist Wendell Brower is the featured artist for June at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation in downtown Anchorage, and he strives to bring Inupiat life in the far north to the rest of the world through his art.
Yup'ik artist Apayo Moore's first solo exhibition in Anchorage begins Friday, showcasing her art inspired by issues important to Alaska Natives, including subsistence and the salmon of Bristol Bay.
The Alaska Native Arts Foundation will highlight the larger-than-life works of Alutiiq artist Elizabeth Ellis for March's First Friday art walk in Anchorage.
Artist Joel Isaak, a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe from the Dena'ina region of Southcentral Alaska, works with fish skin and moose hide to create pieces inspired by his ancestors.
Artists will be featured for Anchorage's First Friday at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation with a show titled New Skin, representing the relationship of work to skin, the surface by which an individual is grounded in culture.
Tanya Lukin Linklater, a dancer, singer and writier of Alutiiq descent, is the featured artist for this month at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation in downtown Anchorage.