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Five Alaskans chosen for solo museum shows


March 25, 2006

The Alaska State Museum in Juneau has selected five Alaska artists to present solo exhibitions over the next two years: Beverly Cover, Don Decker, Gary Kaulitz and Fran Reed all of Anchorage, and Evon Zerbetz of Ketchikan. They were chosen from a field of 29 artists who applied for a one-person showing at the museum.

Art lovers may have seen some of Reed's popular fish skin basketry in group exhibits at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau before, but this will be Reed's first solo exhibition in Juneau. Zerbetz is a familiar name to some due to her children's book illustrations. Her exhibit will combine both art and science in a tribute to ravens.

Cover is a photographer whose images often have an ethereal quality. Decker has been mostly known for his drawings and paintings, but has recently turned to wood sculpture, which he will show in Juneau. Kaulitz is a painter and printmaker who teaches printmaking at the University of Alaska Anchorage and has exhibited internationally.

The State Museum regularly schedules solo exhibitions by Alaska artists. Artists are selected through a slide screening process that occurs about every two years. Artists wishing to be included on the mailing list for notifications about the process should contact the Alaska State Museum at 907-465-2901.


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