First Friday Opening Reception August 5th 5-8 PM Show on display August 5 – 27, 2016 Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts 7 Days a week // Noon – 8 PM
What is Cabin 13?
Located within Pioneer Park, Cabin #13 is believed to have been part of the original homestead owned by Dr. Young, one of the first dairy farmers in Fairbanks. It was eventually moved to Pioneer Park, host to many tourists worldwide looking for uniquely Alaskan art, from 11th Avenue. The original cabin was in such rough shape that a few years ago the current Cabin #13 replica replaced it. As much of the old cabin was saved as could be (notice the log beams) and is incorporated in this cabin.
Fairbanks Arts Association offers a unique opportunity for artists of all types to promote their art in Cabin #13 at Pioneer Park during the summer. Cabin artists share the space with other artists to display and sell their works and are obligated to work at the cabin one day per week (days can be split between artists, if you arrange such a situation).
Art objects are sold on consignment through the Fairbanks Arts Association, with the artist retaining 80 percent of the sale price. In prior years we have had artist selling jewelry, ceramics/pottery, stained glass, wool fabric products, prints, photos, books, and wearable art. Cabin #13 is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day seven days per week from Noon to 8:00 PM. We have few open days that could be filled, and we would love to have you!
If you are interested in being a Cabin #13 artist for 2016 or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact David McDowell at Fairbanks Arts Association; 456-6485 x223 or by email at email@example.com.
2016 Fairbanks Visitor Industry Walk for Charity
Raise money for your favorite charities as you feast on fabulous food on this fun 4k walk!
WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016 6PM
WHERE: Walk for Charity begins in downtown Fairbanks at Immaculate Conception Church and ends at Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.
It’s that time of year again! Mark your calendars to funraise for Fairbanks Arts Association at this year’s Fairbanks Visitor Industry Walk for Charity! Registration begins on Monday, April 4th with online registration live through Sunday May 8th.
Adults must raise a minimum of $25 and children $15. Make sure to designate Fairbanks Arts Association as your charity of choice when registering, and let the fundraising begin!
Walker registration is now open online at www.explorefairbanks.com/charitywalk
The Art of Impermanence:
Community Art as a Healing Force
Artist talk & Digital Slide Show
Tuesday, April 19th, 7PM
Blue Room (3rd Floor) Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park
Arti Gras Costume Party, a new fundraiser from Fairbanks Arts Association, will take place at the University Of Alaska Pub on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8pm-midnight. The event will feature an active membership drive, craft booth to make your own Arti Gras-themed mask, costume contest and live music from local band Barcelona Boys Choir. Arti Gras goers who become Fairbanks Arts members at the event will be entered in drawings for prizes generously donated by local businesses. A costume contest will decide the King and Queen of Arti Gras, and a rousing dance party will cap of the evening’s festivities!
So what is Arti Gras? This first-time event for Fairbanks Arts is an opportunity for the Fairbanks community to exhibit their costume-making prowess by dressing like an artist or work of art & giving it a Mardi Gras twist.
Morning Rain, by Don Decker
The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ English Graduate Organization annual reading will highlight fiction and poetry of third-year MFA students before they forge their own literary paths in Alaska and beyond.
Come support these great writers in the Bear Gallery on March 26 at 7pm!
A little about this year’s readers:
Chelsey Zibell was raised in the village of Noorvik in northwest Alaska. She obtained her BA from UAF in English and Inupiaq Eskimo. She is working on an MA/MFA in Poetry. Chelsey’s goal is to teach high school English in rural Alaska.
Craig Sanders is a candidate for the MFA in fiction at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he serves as fiction editor for Permafrost. He received his BFA in creative writing and BA in political science at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, in 2012, and you can find his fiction in The Carolina Quarterly and Monkeybicycle. He loves dogs, punk rock, and bowling, and his biggest influence as a writer is “I Shall Be Free No. 10” by Bob Dylan: “He’s a weird monkey, very funky.”
Regan Campbell is a Fiction MFA finishing his third year at UAF. His work has appeared in Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous and nowhere else that sounds even half as metal. When the whole writing thing doesn’t pan out, he’s thinking about taking up a different hobby, like becoming a race car driver on outrageously perilous Brazilian rally circuits.
Maeve Kirk is originally from the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it town of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. After graduating from Lewis-Clark State College in 2013 with a BA in Publishing Arts, she journeyed north for an MFA and some inspiration. After graduating in May, she’ll return to the lower 48 with a collection of short stories, a new appreciation for thick socks, and much gratitude toward everyone who has helped her become a stronger writer and better person over the last three years. Her work has been published in Talking River, Permafrost, and Passages North.