Tag Archives: Rasmuson Foundation

Baranov Museum receives funds for stone artifacts

Collections manager Michael Bach in Baranov Museum. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Baranov Museum just received a grant for its collection of stone artifacts. The Baranov museum is also called the Russian-American Magazin and the Erskine House. In Kodiak, it’s known for covering the Russian side of local history while the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository ... Read More »

Alutiiq museum to purchase five more local art pieces

Detail of Ing’iq (Barometer Mountain), oil on canvas, by Genevieve Opheim. (Courtesy of Alutiiq Museum) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum will purchase five more pieces by local artists through the Rasmuson Foundation art acquisition fund. The different mediums and art forms all feature a little bit of island life. Alf Pryor’s photographs feature the remnants of a former cannery. Genevieve ... Read More »

Students Document Family Stories

(left to right) Student Anielys Varga, Baranov Museum curator of education Natalie Trenery, student David Castro, and Deborah Bitanga, who’s helping out on the intensive. (Photo by Kayla Dersoches / KMXT) A group of students recently created short documentaries telling the stories of how their families came to Kodiak. The Baranov Museum partnered with St. Mary’s Middle School on the ... Read More »

Youth Film Intensive Wins Grant to Fund Professional Equipment

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The award-winning Baranov Museum film intensive is gearing up for another year of youth-created documentaries, and it just won a Rasmuson Foundation grant for its technology needs. The program, which was founded in 2012, will now be able to hand its students professional-grade camera equipment. Program instructor and grant writer, Marie Acemah, says she learned they’d won the ... Read More »

Behind the Scenes Prepping a Traveling Exhibit

Sarah Owens holds a fish skin bowl by Audrey Armstrong. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A traveling exhibit featuring pieces from Alaskan artists is moving from community to community, and it features some local creations along the way. The exhibit, called Living Alaska, is curated by former Alutiiq Museum executive director Sven Haakanson and originated at the Anchorage Museum, all thanks ... Read More »

Rasmuson Foundation Grant Funds Alutiiq Museum Painting Purchases

Painting of iris by Cathy Cordry Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alutiiq Museum will feature the work of two artists this coming year thanks to support from the Rasmuson Foundation. Both artists have connections to Kodiak and incorporate its natural resources into their paintings. Cathy Cordry is a Kodiak City resident and her series of paintings depicts Kodiak flowers and plants. Each ... Read More »

Rasmuson Gives $500K to Library, Brother Francis Shelter

Maggie Wall/KMXT Three Kodiak projects got a financial shot in the arm this week thanks to more than a million dollars in grants from the Rasmuson Foundation. The City of Kodiak was awarded $500,000 for the construction of the new library. The Brother Francis Shelter was awarded $500,000 for the expansion and renovation of the homeless shelter. And The Kodiak ... Read More »

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