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In this week’s Capital City Weekly we’ve profiled the three Southeast Alaskans who this year have won Governor’s Awards for the Arts. Theother six artists and awardees are Marilyn Davidson of Kodiak, for Arts Education; Charlotte Fox of Anchorage for Lifetime Achievement inthe Arts; Kathleen Carlo Kendall of Fairbanks for Alaska Native Arts; Lance Petersen of Homer for an Individual Artist Award; Robert Sparksof Kenai for Alaska Studies Educator of the Year; and Shirley Mae Springer Staten of Anchorage for Distinguished Service to the Humanities.
Editor’s note: Governor’s Awards 012517 AE 1 Capital City Weekly In this week’s Capital City Weekly we’ve profiled the three Southeast Alaskans who this year have won Governor’s Awards for the Arts. Theother six artists and awardees are Marilyn Davidson of Kodiak, for Arts Education; Charlotte Fox of Anchorage for Lifetime Achievement inthe Arts; Kathleen Carlo Kendall of Fairbanks for Alaska Native Arts; Lance Petersen of Homer for an Individual Artist Award; Robert Sparksof Kenai for Alaska Studies Educator of the Year; and Shirley Mae Springer Staten of Anchorage for Distinguished Service to the Humanities.

Ernesting Hayes, shown here at a 2015 49 Writers panel called "Shaped by the North," will be named Alaska Writer Laureate at the Governor's Awards for the Arts. Mary Catharine Martin | Capital City Weekly

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Story last updated at 1/26/2017 - 8:35 pm

Editor’s note: Governor’s Awards

Editor’s note: Governor’s Awards
In this week’s Capital City Weekly we’ve profiled the three Southeast Alaskans who this year have won Governor’s Awards for the Arts. The other six artists and awardees are Marilyn Davidson of Kodiak, for Arts Education; Charlotte Fox of Anchorage for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts; Kathleen Carlo Kendall of Fairbanks for Alaska Native Arts; Lance Petersen of Homer for an Individual Artist Award; Robert Sparks of Kenai for Alaska Studies Educator of the Year; and Shirley Mae Springer Staten of Anchorage for Distinguished Service to the Humanities.
Writer and University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor Ernestine Hayes, Alaska State Writer Laureate for 2016-2018, will be introduced as laureate at the ceremony as well. For an article about Hayes, author of “Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir” and “The Tao of Raven,” see http://www.capitalcityweekly.com/stories/122816/ae_1272012283.shtml and http://juneauempire.com/art/2016-11-02/take-raven-hayes-new-book.
The Governor’s Awards for the Arts is Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The awards ceremony is $25, begins at 7:30 and will feature performances by aerialist and Trickster Company co-owner Crystal Worl, the Alaska Youth Choir, and filmmaker Holly Nordlum. It will be emceed by Southeast Alaskan artist Ryan Conarro. There’s also a VIP reception from 6-7 p.m. at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum Building, which costs $100, including the cost of admission. For more information go to https://www.akgovawards.org/attend.
— Mary Catharine Martin, Capital City Weekly managing editor