Lines Squared #20

Native Alaskan Lines

Dress, Gwich’in Athabaskan, 2002, Fairbanks, Museum of the North, University of Alaska at Fairbanks

Join Becky from The Life of B for October Sqares #20. There are only two rules. The image must be square and must relate to the October theme: lines&squares.

Blue Squared #14

Alaska Winter Blues

Alaska Winter Blues

Join Becky’s July Squares: Blue #30. There are only two rules. The photo must be square and it must somehow be blue (color, theme, concept, etc.)

Backroads America:The Place Where You Go To Listen

Earth Music

The Place Where You Go To Listen, The Museum of the North, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Inside this sound and light environment, the changing colors and music are generated by the vibrations in the earth, the air, and the sky. The sounds are not created by musical instruments. Daylight colors are yellow, orange and red, with a choir of bright voices. Unfortunately, the video sound does not capture the thrumming vibrations.

Scientific instruments pull raw seismic and auroral data. An algorithm translates that data to music. Created by composer John Luther Adams, 2004-2006

First Friday in Fairbanks

The Common Thread

On the first Friday of the month, galleries, businesses, and community organizations in Fairbanks host art-based open houses. This week, my sister participated in an event at Thread, an early child care and education resource referral program serving Interior and Northern Alaska.

The open house featured several artists and provided materials for kids to make art at each station. It was a beautiful evening to inspire your inner artist.

My sister Ruth, of Ruth’s Rocks, helped kids paint their own rocks using acrylic markers.

Kids could design their own birch medallions.

Sheets of birch bark served as community canvases, with anyone, even the youngest guests, adding a touch of their own style.

Water color was also demonstrated.

Thread has a wonderful nature trail for kids and other activites to stimulate creativity.

Guests were entertained by a local duo.

Art is for everyone. Let your inner art free and discover your medium. Thanks, Thread for a fun evening.

Wordless Wednesday

Summer on the Slough

On the Road Again: North to Alaska

I am spending two weeks in North Pole, Alaska, about 20 miles from Fairbanks. When we landed in Fairbanks yesterday, the sun was setting.

This morning it is sunny and -17 degrees Farenheit. (-26 C) I think I will stay inside and enjoy the beautiful view from my sister’s livingroom.

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