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Upcoming classes at the Canvas

...aspects of landscape painting such as atmospheric perspective, warm vs. cool color temperatures, and establishing a focal point. Participants who have an idea of what they would like to paint are encouraged to bring photo references to class...
Kurds key in fight against Islamic State

BAGHDAD - The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major focal point in the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish populations in both countries coming under significant threat by the...
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Budget takes center stage

...came back to bite him several times during a candidate forum Monday in Juneau.Walker has made Alaska's budget a focal point of his campaign, saying the state's spending is causing a "fiscal crisis" - his website includes a counter that...
Billy Frank Jr., tribal fishing activist, dies

...River, and when they raided the Frank family's six-acre property, known as Frank's Landing, which had become a focal point for fish-ins. Fights also erupted between Indian and non-Indian fishermen."We ceded all this land to the United...
Neymar, Rodriguez to duel in quarters

...Radamel Falcao, who missed the tournament because of a knee injury.It didn't take long for Rodriguez to become the focal point of a Colombia team that won all of its four matches seemingly without any real difficulty."It's not easy to achieve...
Laws prepares for Susitna 100 endurance run

...sled on top of used children's cross country skis and lessen the drag while increasing speed."The skis provide a focal point," Laws said. "And that is less material to drag. More surface area to drag is more weight, the skis allows less...
Making green: Peony growers blossoming in Alaska, Southeast

...late-summer bloomers, peonies are great for gardens. "It's the time of year when almost every garden needs a new focal point before the new leaves turn in the fall," she said. "The scent alone is enough to inspire a poem."Holloway said...
Local designer wins three national awards

...allowing the natural light to flow into surrounding spaces. As a result, a seldom-used space became one of the home's focal points.Usually, he and partner Bauer will naturally fall into lead and support positions on any given project. Clifton...
Honduras' president-elect names transition team

...of $350 a month have grown from 28 percent of the work force in 2008 to 43 percent today.Honduras also has been a focal point for U.S. drug enforcement efforts as the transit point for much of the South American cocaine heading to the U...
New bridge will incorporate historic Native medallions

...the former Alaska Department of Highways, now the DOT, the two-foot-wide bronze crests were meant to be "the focal point of the bridge. This crest, which commemorates 50 years of brotherhood, is symbolic of the two great (Alaska Native...


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