The festival opens on the Capitol Building steps on Friday at noon with the presentation of the Poetry Omnibus 2007 collection to Capital Transit. Kristan Hutchison will read her performance poem, An Ode to Bus, accompanied by a Capital Transit bus. Immediately following, the Skunk Cabbage Complaint Chorale will sing out community complaints and joys from the steps and continue in the State Office Building Atrium.
Find inspiration throughout the weekend: AWARE's Women of Distinction Dinner honoring Joyanne Bloom, Delores Cadiente, Ann Lockhart and Connie Munro gives the community an opportunity to hear what inspires them. The City Museum offers its annual 12 X 12 art project, the Capital City Quilters' Annual Quilt Show chases winter blues away at Centennial Hall, the State Museum shows the All Alaska High School Juried Art Exhibit as well as "Disclosures" by Don Decker of Anchorage. At Canvas, Eric Behnke's magical paintings are on display, and a wonderful selection of artwork from Ketchikan artists fills the JAHC Gallery. To top it off, daylight savings time begins on Sunday!
"After a long winter, it is wonderful to feel this burst of creative energy," said JAHC executive director, Nancy DeCherney.