BY MARY CATHARINE MARTINCAPITAL CITY WEEKLYIn some of the first pieces in Melinda Moustakis' "Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories," a doctor in Soldotna removes hooks from fishermen's lips, ears, eyes, backs and feet and pins them on a mannequin in the hospital's front lobby. Friends fight, and a hook ends up in a man's back. A son fishing for rainbow trout on the Kenai accidentally hooks his father; a woman jabs a hook into the lip of a threatening man. An eaglet falls into an outhouse. A girl falls in love with a moose.
If creative energy showed up as visible light, the glow emanating from the Juneau Arts & Culture Center Thursday night would easily be bright enough to be seen by passing satellites in space.
It's been a good week for Fairbanks writer Frank Soos and his wife, visual artist Margo Klass. First, Soos found out in a phone call that he'd been named the new Alaska State Writer Laureate as part of the Governors Awards for the Arts for 2015.
A pair of old pliers. An emu egg. A grouping of branches. A doorknob. These are some of the elements that find their way into the mixed-media box constructions of artist Margo Klass, now on display at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
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