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Local fisherman produces movie
A Kodiak commercial fisherman has finished production on a fictional movie he wrote and directed about a road trip on U.S. Route 66. Filmmaker Doug Herman has been a Kodiak salmon fisherman for almost 20 summers over the last 30 years. He’s also worked in Alaska as a freelance writer and artist. “Fishing is that day job they always tell you to keep,” Herman said. When he’s not fishing, Herman spends his time in th...
Sep 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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First Friday art show features new Kodiak artist
A Kodiak artist will have her gallery debut during the First Friday Art Show at Northern Exposure Gallery this week. This Friday, Suzan Anderson will premiere her work in a Kodiak show. Gallery owner Janet Wente has continued to host art shows on the first Friday of the month throughout the summer. Wente took over from the Kodiak Arts Council’s art walks, which will resume next month after a summer hiatus. “I want...
Sep 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grant brings Big Read to Kodiak
The Baranov Museum hopes to get people excited about reading by bringing the Big Read and the works of Edgar Allan Poe to Kodiak. The Kodiak Historical Society and Baranov Museum received a $15,000 grant to host the Big Read, which begins with a kickoff event in Kodiak on Sept. 28 and continues with other reading events through June 2014. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which aims...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak realtor featured on ‘Living Alaska’
Alaska One Realty’s Matt Zytkowicz will be featured on the pilot episode of the new show “Living Alaska,” which airs this Sunday on HGTV. Orion Entertainment, a company from Colorado, produced the show that follows homebuyers from the Lower 48 looking for their dream home in Alaska. The premiere will air at 4 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time. Each half-hour episode tells the story of potential homebuyers as they tour thr...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Warm August Night concert will raise donations for food banks
Kodiak residents might not be in for a warm night, but they will be in for a lively night filled with music at the annual Warm August Night concert on Saturday. The event, organized by the Kodiak Lions Club, is held to give Kodiak music lovers a place to hear live local and off-island bands while raising donations for local food banks. “There’s about 500 real music lovers on this island,” organizer Jerimiah “Doc” ...
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arts Council releases 2013-2014 schedule
The Kodiak Arts Council has released the schedule for the newest performing arts series, which includes musical performances, poetry, comedy and two local productions. Oliver said the schedule’s theme, “Art: the gold in your Life” was chosen to acknowledge the Arts Council’s 50th anniversary year, known as the golden year. The musical lineup features classical, jazz, swing, and guitar music. “We were aiming for di...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crew films documentary about Alutiiq language
The Native Village of Afognak’s efforts to revitalize the Alutiiq language program have been caught on video by a documentary crew from Chicago. The documentary, “Keep Talking: Immersion in the Alaskan Wild,” will follow the language and cultural immersion events in Dig Afognak, which took place in June and July. A crew of five people from Ten Trees Productions LLC spent three weeks shooting footage that highlight...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak bear mauling book available in print
Fifteen years ago, Keith Rogan survived a mauling by a Kodiak brown bear. Now he has taken that experience and turned it into a book to help others learn about bears. “I became fascinated with bears after this happened,” Rogan said. “A Kodiak Bear Mauling: Living and Dying with Alaska’s Bears” is now available in paperback from Amazon. The book details Rogan’s experience during the mauling, information about how b...
Jul 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak museum course puts 1964 earthquake history on video
The Baranov Museum will host a special screening of original videos about the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and tsunami in Kodiak. The “Waves of Change” screening will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Teen Center. Students from seventh through 12th grades made the films during a summer history and film class. The class is a partnership between the Kodiak Island Borough School District, the Baranov Museum,...
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Northern Exposure will host an artist for First Friday
The Kodiak Arts Council’s First Friday art walks are done for the summer, but Northern Exposure Gallery will carry on the tradition with an art show and book signing on Friday. Northern Exposure Gallery will feature the work of Kodiak artist and writer Stacy Studebaker. “Her glass floats are beautiful photographs,” gallery owner Janet Wente said. Studebaker will be showing her glass float photographs printed on al...
Jun 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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