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Story49: The Painter and the Animator

Detail of "Inupiaq Tradition," a painting by Don Henry

Two artists walk us through the creative process: Don Henry, a self-taught painter from Kotzebue, and Vanessa Sweet, an animator and winner of a 2017 Rasmuson Individual Artist Award.

Closer to our goal!

Betsy with fundraising thermometer, May 2014

Our goal – to raise $1 million for our digital studio expansion and renovation project – is a few notches closer to reality, thanks to the continuing generosity of so many supporters.

Digital studios, taking shape

Ric in our digital studios annex, April 2014

As work continues on the Tom and Florence Busch Digital Studios, our studio annex is beginning to look like… well, an actual studio! The photos above and below – including general manager Ric Schmidt, reviewing blueprints – show our new studio walls now covered in sheetrock, ready for soundproofing materials. Our studio room doors are […]

A New Year’s studio update

Our digital studios, under construction

Our construction crew continues to make progress, and with your support, our digital studios will likely become operational sometime later this year.

A Step Forward for Our Studio

KNOM's new studio annex

Just before Thanksgiving, we received great news for our digital studios renovation project. The Rasmuson Foundation – a supporter of non-profit causes throughout Alaska – has awarded our mission a $50,000 grant for the construction and outfitting of our new studio space. The grant is matching, which means that we’ll receive the Rasmuson funds after […]