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February 08, 2005

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Ketchikan's 19th Annual Wearable Art & Fashion Show
Pictured: Galaxy 49 in Red by David Walker and modeled by Caity Koch.
Front Page Photo by John Gabriel
Story by Sharon Lint


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Ketchikan: Ketchikan's 19th Annual Wearable Art & Runway Fashion Show; "Swing Shift" Plays to Sold-Out Crowds By Sharon Lint - For the past nineteen years, residents of Ketchikan have watched Art walk, skip, strut, slink, pad, march and dance down a brightly lit runway. This year the theme was "Swing Shift" and the event, put on by the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, was held at the Ted Ferry Civic Center on February 4, 5 and 6th.

Wearable Art is rumored to have emerged as a distinct art form sometime in the sixties, although Sara Lawson, Executive Director of the Arts Council, would disagree. She believes the origins of Wearable Art are rooted much further back, beginning as "ornamentation of the human body time immemorial."

Yet whether it is a newly discovered genre or as old as humankind, it is obviously here to stay. Perhaps its popularity is due to the fact that it allows the human body to become a gallery for the artists' vision of humor, philosophy, fantasy and truth. Or maybe it is so attractive to us because it not only opens the eyes of the viewer to a different perception of our world, but even more, opens the eyes of the artist as well. - More...
Tuesday - February 08, 2005

Ketchikan: National Consumer Protection Week Focuses on Identity Theft; Alaska Dept. of Law and AARP Chapters Launch Tandem Efforts to Educate and Protect Alaskans - Representatives from the AARP's national consumer protection league will conduct seminars open to the public in four Alaska cities this week including a seminar scheduled for today in Ketchikan. The seminars will be to educate members of the public on identity theft and a number of other topics ranging from investment scams to payday lending. - More...
Tuesday - February 08, 2005

Alaska: Renkes agrees to remain in position for transition - Alaska Governor Frank Murkowsi announced this morning that he has as has asked Gregg Renkes to remain in his position at Attorney General until Friday, February 11 to allow for a smooth transition. - More...
Tuesday - February 08, 2005

audio newsKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The University of Alaska stands to gain more than a half-million acres of state and federal land under a pair of bills introduced by Governor Frank Murkowski and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Of the state lands slated to be transferred, 40,000 acres are located in Southeast Alaska. Deanna Garrison reports.
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audio newsAlaska: Listen to this KRBD story... Support may be building for a House Bill that failed to make it out of committee last week. It has to do with the state's raw fish tax program, which is collected by the state and redistributed to communities. Jay Marble has this report.
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