Arts

Chocolate Lovers Fling and Art Auction raises over $14,000 to boost tourism

Chocolate confections and local art came together on Feb. 17 for Discover Kodiak’s annual fundraising event. As KMXT’s Brian Venua reports, the local visitor bureau’s auction was raising money to support tourism to the island.  Attendees tasted several local chocolatey goods pictured here as they bid on photos and paintings from local artists. (Brian Venua/KMXT) Brock Simmons, the executive director …

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Alutiiq Museum plans to reach more tourists with advertising campaign and new Keneq gallery

Kodiak’s Alutiiq Museum has been awarded a $143,460 federal grant to expand its efforts to attract more tourists. The money is from the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and the U.S. Forest Service. The Alutiiq Museum was one of six Native organizations across the country to receive over a hundred thousand dollars in grant funding. April Counceller is …

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Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Arts Council’s JOY 2023

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Jared Griffin talks with the directing team behind Kodiak Arts Council’s production of Joy 2023, a community choir and orchestra holiday show. Joining Jared at KMXT studios are: Joy choir director, Jill Rohrer Joy orchestra director, Angie Chervenak Kodiak Arts Council’s Performing Arts Program Manager and Joy choir member, Hazel De Los …

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Alutiiq Museum commissions new atkuk to display in galleries after construction

An atkuk is a type of traditional Alutiiq clothing.  “The snow falling parka is what these are sometimes known as and when someone is dancing, wearing it, you see the ermine tails just sort of sway and it really does look like snow falling,” said Amanda Landcaster, the curator of collections at the Alutiiq Museum.  The new Atkuk was made …

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Fifth grader Rosalee Stokes wins first prize in SWAB Recycling Art Contest

The Kodiak Island Borough’s Solid Waste Advisory Board recently announced the winners of its youth art competition. Some of the winners’ art is on display at Kodiak High School. The Solid Waste Advisory Board has named Rosalee Stokes the first prize winner of an art competition they held in February. The North Star Elementary fifth grader’s matboard drawing features wildlife …

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