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  • The seven performers at the family-friendly drag show take a bow.
    BRIAN VENUA
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    KMXT
    Kodiak celebrated Pride Month with a week of events recognizing the LGBTQ+ community – including three drag shows. It’s the third year in a row Kodiak has hosted them as part of its Pride Month celebrations. Several of this year’s performers were flown in from Anchorage and the Lower 48.
  • BRIAN VENUA
    The Kodiak History Museum has a new exhibit featuring artwork from the Kodiak High School’s advanced art class. Lynn Walker, the museum’s curator, said it’s an experiment to showcase local artists. “We’re trying to open up our gallery space in between our big temporary exhibits to feature local artists and serve that community need,” she …
  • On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Jared Griffin talks with the directing team behind Kodiak Arts Council’s production of Joy 2023, a community choir and orchestra holiday show. Joining Jared at KMXT studios are: Joy choir director, Jill Rohrer Joy orchestra director, Angie Chervenak Kodiak Arts Council’s Performing Arts Program Manager and Joy …
  • On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Jared Griffin talks with the KHS Shakesbears about their recent performance of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Joining Jared are Wren Pikus, Jillian Dorner, and Shakesbear alum Bradly Cobban. Listen here:
  • An atkuk is a type of traditional Alutiiq clothing. “The snow falling parka is what these are sometimes known as and when someone is dancing, wearing it, you see the ermine tails just sort of sway and it really does look like snow falling,” said Amanda Landcaster, the curator of collections at the Alutiiq Museum. …
  • On this week’s episode of Talk of the Rock, host Jared Griffin sits down with some cast members of “Game of Tiaras,” the Kodiak Arts Council’s Summer Youth Theatre play. Performances are Friday, July 28th at 6pm, and Saturday, July 29th at 2pm at the Auditorium Drama Pod. Admission is free. Listen here:
  • The Kodiak Island Borough’s Solid Waste Advisory Board recently announced the winners of its youth art competition. Some of the winners’ art is on display at Kodiak High School. The Solid Waste Advisory Board has named Rosalee Stokes the first prize winner of an art competition they held in February. The North Star Elementary fifth …
  • On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Jared Griffin speaks with the directing crew of Kodiak Arts Council’s upcoming production of “Chicago.” Join director Jessi Marlow, music director Angie Chervenak, and co-choreographer Hazel Delos Santos (who also plays Velma Kelly), along with “Chicago” superfan Kirsten Dobroth, as they talk about the production. Listen here:
  • Valentine’s Day is Today, which means there’s typically a surge in demand for flowers and a local florist shared about how she prepares for the holiday. Belma Llorente is the owner of Belma’s Precious Flowers and Gifts in Kodiak. It’s a small shop with a few displays and a section in the back bursting with …
  • The Kodiak History Museum received a $48,000 federal grant last fall to digitize its entire collection in an effort to improve access to some of the museum’s items that aren’t currently on display. The project began in November of last year, when the museum received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, …
  • Discover Kodiak is planning to use funds from the art auction for a new “Kodiak” sign near St. Paul Harbor (Brian Venua/KMXT) The visitor’s bureau Discover Kodiak and the Kodiak Maritime Museum are bringing back their Chocolate Lover’s Fling and Art Auction. The annual event has chocolatiers and art enthusiasts gather to taste some of …
  • Brian Venua/KMXT First Friday Art Walks are back in Kodiak for the first time since the pandemic. This month, local gallery The Frame Shop featured Bruce W. Nelson, a Kodiak painter who specializes in Alaskan scenery. “From the top of the mountain to underwater, y’know, in the ocean,” Nelson said. “Kodiak has non-stop themes that …