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Karla Freeman memorial show opens at KBC

Longtime Homer artist, painter and Kachemak Bay College teacher, Karla Freeman, will have a retrospective exhibition and memorial reception at Kachemak Bay Campus on Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. All are welcome. Born Oct. 5, 1935, Karla Freeman lived in Homer for 40 years and died on May 11, 2017. She received a master of fine arts in art from the University of California Berkeley in 1958. Prior to that she taught for San Francisco State and UC Berkeley. She taught Painting, Drawing and Design classes for the college from 1986-2008, seeing the college through three expansions. She designed the current art classroom, but retired from teaching before ever using it. A selection of her paintings and painted constructions will be displayed in the college commons gallery.

Nominations sought for arts, humanities awards

The Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), Alaska Humanities Forum (the Forum), the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and the Office of the Governor seek nominations for the annual Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards.

The awards honor Alaskans whose noteworthy contributions to the arts and humanities have made a lasting impact on Alaska’s social, economic and civic life. They highlight individuals and organizations that have helped strengthen communities by forging connections between people across race, class and cultural divides; those that have furthered traditional Alaska Native language or culture; and those that have contributed to a better understanding of the world, one another, and the human experience. These awards will be presented:

· Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages

· Arts Business Leadership

· Individual Artist

· Distinguished Service to the Humanities Awards in Education

· Distinguished Service to the Humanities Awards in Leadership

· Distinguished Service to the Humanities Awards in Community

Nominations by the public are accepted through Sept. 1 online at to be reviewed by ASCA, The Forum, and the Office of the Governor. Recipients will be notified in December and then celebrated at the Annual Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards ceremony in Juneau in early 2018.

Fellowships offered

Applications are anow open for the 2017 Connie Boochever Fellowship and the 2017 Alaska Literary Awards.

The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA), announces the 2017 Connie Boochever Fellowship application and the Alaska Literary Awards for Alaska Artists.

The Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship awards recognize and support Alaska emerging artists of exceptional talent. Every other year the fellowships alternate between the performing and literary arts, and the visual arts.

The Connie Boochever Fellowship was established in 2001 by her family after her death to honor and reflect the spirited passion of the arts Mrs. Boochever consistently demonstrated. Connie’s legacy can be seen in art installed in public buildings around the state.

In the 2017 cycle, a select number of $2,500 fellowships will be awarded to individual artists working in performing arts, theatre and music. The Fellowships and are funded through the Connie Boochever Endowment and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Any Alaska writer over the age of 18 who is not a full-time student is eligible to apply. Quality of the work submitted is the primary consideration in determining who receives the awards.

A select number of $5,000 awards will be awarded this year. These awards are funded through the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

For more information, and to apply for the Boochever Fellowship and the Alaska Literary Awards, visit The deadline for entries is Sept. 1 at 9:59 p.m.

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