Category: Arts & Culture

Watercolors by Julia Barger

Watercolors by Julia Barger An artist inspired by Alaska’s natural beauty My love for painting nature and animals was cultivated by the beauty and magic of growing up in the Mat-Su Valley. Those years of playing outside in one of the most beautiful places on earth are now […]

Spenard: Then and Now

Spenard: Then and Now by Victoria Petersen How Anchorage’s disreputable playground became a hub for hipsters and artists. Between Downtown, Midtown and Turnagain, the Spenard neighborhood is and has always been a unique part of Anchorage, built for the people. THEN Joe Spenard, a Canadian-born entrepreneur, came to […]

A Growing Passion

Passion is a unique aspect of our individual humanity. It’s wired into the fiber of our beings in special and different ways, and it’s often the driving force in major life decisions—like our work and hobby choices. It can keep us persevering through insurmountable odds or it can […]

For the Past and for the Future

When the citizens of Hoonah, Alaska, and surrounding Southeast communities arrived at Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park during the morning of August 25th, 2016, it was a homecoming over 250 years in the making. The powerful events of the day were the culmination of nearly two […]

Spoon Carving with Birch

One of my hobbies is woodworking and I especially like to carve wooden spoons out of birch, a great carving wood. Whoever discovered its usefulness should get some sort of plaque or medal. I grew up in an Alaskan birch forest so whenever I handle it, or smell […]

Crystal Worl, Alaska Native Artist and Aerial Dancer

Crystal Worl is Tlingit Athabascan from Raven Moiety, Sockeye Clan, from the Raven House. She is a child of a Thunderbird and from the Chilkat region in Southeast Alaska. From her mother’s side, Crystal is Deg Hit’an Athabascan from Fairbanks. Raised between Fairbanks and Juneau, she was introduced […]

Oscar Comes to Alaska

  As a homeschooled youth in Delta Junction, Alaska, Ben Grossmann enjoyed a childhood filled with snowmachining and ATVing and nights camped out in an off-the-grid cabin. How does one get from that place to the stage at the Academy Awards accepting an Oscar for his work on […]

Winter’s Heartbeat

We walked the quiet woods, cameras dangling from our necks, the air cold and still. Soon our steps became further spaced as you wandered away, following the scent of your camera’s eye, discovering anew ice- rimmed leaves, a feather stuck to a tree, brittle wands of willow. Isn’t […]

Yukon River Adventure Part III – The Conclusion

Last month in Part II of my Yukon River Adventure I covered a brief history of exploration of the Yukon, while telling of our progress from the headwaters of the river to Eagle, Alaska. Part III will conclude the journey my boat companions, Robin and Kathy, and I […]

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