Arts Council Working to Bring Visual Artists into Fold


Jay Barrett/KMXT

For the second summer in a row, a former Kodiak High School graduate is back from college and working at the arts council office for the summer. This year Kate Helligso’s title is "Visual Arts Coordinator," and her job is to increase visual artists’ interaction with the Kodiak Arts Council.

(Arts 1 41 sec "Well, it is a misconceived notion … I can do in three months.")

She said rebuilding the Visual Arts League will involve several steps:

(Arts 2 33 sec "First off I just want to … kind of fall into place.")

To encourage visual artists, Helligso is organizing a group exhibit later this summer:

(Arts 3 20 sec "This August, August 27th … get their art seen in Kodiak.")

Helligso is encouraging visual artists to attend the next board meeting of the Kodiak Arts Council, which will be next Wednesday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. She will present some of her ideas for incorporating more visual arts into the council’s mission, and pitch the idea of a wearable art fashion show, which could combine the skills of both visual and performing artists.

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