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NEWS Capital City Weekly From January through December, there was rarely a lull in the artistic life of Southeast. In 2009, our region welcomed new performers and artists to the spotlight, and some venerable local artists reached high points of their careers. In the course of the year, The Capital City Weekly interviewed artists old and young, experienced and the novice. Seen together, these representatives of Southeast's large artistic communities begin to paint a picture of the vibrant contemporary culture of our region.

Creative community members spice up Southeast life

Creative Quartet: Alaska Robotics: From left, Aaron Suring, Pat Race, Sarah Asper-Smith and Lou Logan are Alaska Robotics, a creative quartet in Juneau. Asper-Smith and Race first met as students of Juneau-Douglas High School. Logan, Race and Suring met as students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where they were involved in film club and other film-related events. Now, their collaboration has continued past their educational careers and they have pursued a number of diverse endeavors, including community events that spotlight the work of other artists.
Photo By Libby Sterling
Creative Quartet: Alaska Robotics: From left, Aaron Suring, Pat Race, Sarah Asper-Smith and Lou Logan are Alaska Robotics, a creative quartet in Juneau. Asper-Smith and Race first met as students of Juneau-Douglas High School. Logan, Race and Suring met as students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where they were involved in film club and other film-related events. Now, their collaboration has continued past their educational careers and they have pursued a number of diverse endeavors, including community events that spotlight the work of other artists.
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