True North Artists Talk
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10 Free
Four international artists represented in True North introduce their work and discuss the exhibition:
- Catarina Ryöppy, Helsinki: Primarily an installation artist, Ryöppy has taught at the Helsinki School of Art and Design and in 2011 received a Pro Finlandia medal.
- Tania Kitchell, Toronto: Educated in Paris at Parson's School of Design, Kitchell's photographs examine the environment, particularly climate.
- Lillian Ball, New York City: Ball's art is rooted in water imagery and the environment. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts sculpture grant.
- Anna Frants, St. Petersburg and New York City: This new media artist's eco-minded projects include an expedition to the Arctic Circle with The Farm Foundation of Arts and Sciences.
Contemporary Art of the Circumpolar North
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 Free
Anchorage Museum Chief Curator Julie Decker looks at how artists have viewed the North from historical and contemporary perspectives, emphasizing the documenting and interpreting of everyday life. Part of the Cook Inlet Historical Society's monthly lecture series.
Noon Thursday, May 31 Included with admission
Tlingit artist Nicholas Galanin discusses his work in the True North exhibition. The Sitka artist explores contemporary issues of Native identity and artwork. Galanin is a fast-rising artist who has exhibited widely across the United States and Canada and is known for his sculptures and films.
ANTTO MELASNIEMI ON SOLAR KITCHENS
7 p.m. Friday, June 1 Free
Creator of the True North solar pop-up kitchen, Antto Melasniemi is a hospitality and culinary expert, facilitator and concept director renowned for his highly praised projects, such as pop-up restaurant HEL YES! in London. He also operates the restaurants Ateljé Finne and Kuurna in Helsinki. Click here for more details.
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 1 Free
In this performance art world premiere, Anchorage artist Amy Johnson uses the True North exhibition as her stage. Weathered exposes deeply rooted ideals of female identity born from myths and fairy tales. Johnson's performance, on a temporary runway within the exhibition, will test her endurance and challenge the audience.
8 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 1 Free
Lo-fi indie rock by True North artist Nicholas Galanin and his band on the Muse patio.
LAPIN KULTA SOLAR KITCHEN POP-UP RESTAURANT
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2 $30
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More True North-related events are coming throughout the summer, including dance, lectures and the Next North Symposium: Keep checking back for the most up-to-date schedule.