Points of Interest & Public Art
Button robes are among the most visible and important ceremonial garments worn by peoples of the Northwest Coast. These wool blanket fabric robes have a prominent crest on the back and are made by artists up and down the coast from Washington to Alaska.
A ceiling mosaic designed from the acute perspective of looking up along birch trunks in the northern, boreal forest. The different thicknesses of glass smalti, various marble and granite pieces create a rich, complex surface that responds to the changing light in the clerestory
Baskets made of subtle colors and balanced graphics.
Made of Spruce wood, concrete, sealers and oil paint, over steel armature.
New York based artist Ron Baron considers his art “a form of cultural archaeology. “ Inspired by artifacts produced by American culture he creates sculptures that “reflect our society and its individuals”. Each artwork is a collection of second-hand objects — “a testimony to the individuals who acquired and used them”. In the spring of 2010 Baron was commissioned by the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and made his first visit… ...more
Ron Senungetuk grew up in Wales, Alaska where he learned traditional ivory carving and then continued more formal art study at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. He pursued woodwork and metal-smith interests at School for American Craftsmen of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Like most functional Northwest Coast art, paddles were historically decorated with the clan and crest symbols of their owners. The flash of a paddle by kinsmen entering a coastal village for a potlach or other festivities once served to underscore the power and prestige of those who approached by canoe.
Masks from Nunivak Island often have a central animal figure surrounded by one or more rings with stylized appendages inserted around the rings. Nunivak Island mask carving traditions continued after missionary influence, as they were no longer made for wearing.
Three Anchorage artists were asked to paint their ‘vison’ of what the Anchorage Airport of the Future would look like.
Taken by Kenneth M. Eberle, D.D.S., M.S. on a solo hunt May 5th, 1996.