A new coffeetable book out late this summer highlights the artistry of metalsmiths across the Western States. Photos show intricate metal scrolling, massive iron gates, delicate metal flowers, all by accomplished ironworkers. Passion and Power’s first chapter highlights a Talkeetna resident.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/20101115FosterArt.mp3|titles=20101115FosterArt]
Fans of Whole Wheat Radio, both locally and world wide, received a shock on Friday when the inventor of the Talkeetna-based on line radio/music site announced the end of his website, webcast and facebook page. Talkeetna residents Jim Kloss and Esther Golton invented the webcast as a unique online radio station over 8 years ago, which might have been a first for Alaska in the online world.[audio:http://ktna.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/20101026WWREnd1.mp3|titles=20101026WWREnd]
The out-going Chairman of the Denali Arts Council made one last decision that will certainly impact future events at the Sheldon Community Arts Hanger. (more…)
LEARNING FROM THE PROS— A vocalist with the Canadian band “Chic Gamine” directs Su Valley students during a guest performance at Su Valley High last Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Photo by Diana Haecker
SUNSHINE— Su Valley music students had the chance to learn from professional musicians last week when Canadian band Chic Gamine stopped in to teach them a song and talk about music.
ONE TREE— Arthur Mannix, left, addresses Talkeetna Elementary School students, teachers and community members during the kick off event of Talkeetna’s One Tree project last Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Talkeetna Elementary School. Photo by Diana Haecker
TALKEETNA— An international project called “One Tree” is beginning to take root in Talkeetna. Talkeetna Elementary School students as well as local artists are embarking on a one-year journey to study and make products out of one birch tree from root to its leaves. The Talkeetna One Tree project kicked off this week.
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Aired live from the KTNA studio, host Amanda Randles talks with a couple of musicians from Chatham County, North Carolina, who have been working and playing in Talkeetna over the summer. Jeff Loops and Julian Sikes talk about their music and play several of their own songs during this half hour. Short music videos of Deep Chatham can be found on KTNA’s facebook page.