Hundreds participated in the 7th annual Salmonfest Action of Art on Aug. 5, 2017 and led by installation artist Mavis Muller. Volunteers helped Muller create the installation art. Muller said the art “was meant to send a strong message of advocacy for Alaska’s waterways and the salmon which are ‘canaries in the coal mine.’ alerting us to the impact of climate change on the health of our communities and entire ecosystem.” (Aerial drone photo taken by John Newton)

Hundreds participated in the 7th annual Salmonfest Action of Art on Aug. 5, 2017 and led by installation artist Mavis Muller. Volunteers helped Muller create the installation art. Muller said the art “was meant to send a strong message of advocacy for Alaska’s waterways and the salmon which are ‘canaries in the coal mine.’ alerting us to the impact of climate change on the health of our communities and entire ecosystem.” (Aerial drone photo taken by John Newton)

Arts briefs

Basket build starts Sept. 2

The 14th annual Homer Burning Basket project of community interactive, impermanent art runs Sept. 2-10 at Mariner Park at the base of the Homer Spit.

The theme of the sculpture and event is “Shine: Basket of Remembrance &Unburdening.” The outdoor art project involves the creating of a large woven basket sculpture using locally gathered natural materials such as alder, wild grass, nettle and fireweed.

Installation artist Mavis Muller leads the seven day free workshop at Mariner Park from noon-8 p.m. Sept. 2-9 to build the big basket.

Then on Sunday, Sept. 10, the basket will be given to the community for interaction by way of decorating it and creating a collage of positive written sentiments. At sundown the basket sculpture will be ignited and burned as a performance of fire-art. The interactive art project also includes the creating of a circular ground design of a walking labyrinth which is available for public participation.

Photo entries sought for 2018 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary Photo Contest

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, seeks photo entries for the 2018 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet photo contest.

The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.

Three photos will be selected as cover photos for the 2018 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklet for the Northern, Southcentral, and Southwest regions.

Additional photos may be selected to be used for the inside pages of the Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklets.

Cover photo submissions should feature one or more youths engaged in sport fishing, or sport fishing activities, in Alaska.

The primary person in the photo must be younger than 18 years old at the time the photo was taken.

Photos that include advertisements, show evidence of fish and game violations, unethical or unsafe actions will automatically be disqualified.

Photos submitted for the inside pages of the Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklets have no age requirement; however, the photos will be held to the same standards as those described above.

Photos of people engaged in personal use activities, such as dipnetting, are also eligible for consideration for inside pages of the Northern and Southcentral Sport Fishing Regulations Summary booklets.

Email photos to dfg.dsf.aquaticed@alaska.gov.

The subject line of the e-mail must include the name of the water body or drainage in which the photo was taken.

A maximum of three photos may be entered per photographer.

Photos must be less than 10 MB, but clear and crisp when scaled to 8.5-by-11 inches.

Include the following information: name and age of the main subject(s), photographer’s name and contact information, name and contact information of the main subject(s)’ parent or guardian (if applicable), and a brief description of the fishing adventure (what, when, where).

For additional information, contact Nancy Sisinyak in Fairbanks via email nancy.sisinyak@alaska.gov or via phone (907) 459-7346.

Another contact is Kali Hulquist in Anchorage via email kali.hulquist@alaska.gov or via phone (907) 267-2219.

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