We have a digital type of “black box” that can beam, shoot or receive (or whatever it does) like a bazillion television channels to our house and we killed it –a long time ago. We keep the “black box” up in a closet –and we only keep “cable” to have high-speed internet access. Much to our kid’s chagrin, we have always been a huge public television and public radio household, never giving them a gajillion channels at their fingertips (which would be gripped on a remote). So when Cindy Stophlet from KAKM called and asked if I wanted to be famous, I jumped at the chance. Well, not really famous, but would I volunteer to shoot a promo
vignette with my wall sculpture “Alaska Range” which I was donating to their upcoming fundraising event. In Anchorage, our Public Television Station is KAKM and a premiere art and fundraising event is the KAKM Art Showcase that will be televised live February 11, 12 and 13. A few of Anchorage’s well known artists, who were donating popular works, were asked if they'd like to promote their art along with the KAKM Art Showcase Auction as the station was filming vignettes with the artists and their work. The 2010 benefit is fast approaching and I
cleaned up pretty well for the filming, left the welding helmet and Carhartt’s at home and even put on some mascara and lip gloss! I was really nervous and when it was time to read my lines my mouth went dry and my lips felt like they were sticking to my teeth! John LaFournaise, the Production Manager and Scott Bruno the Audio Technician were really helpful and patient as I raced through my blurb the first time. John and Cindy had written up what I wanted to say and input it on the computer which then gently rolled in front of me on the teleprompter screen. When I was able to slow my speech, pronounce my name correctly and clearly, calm down and quit looking at myself in the other monitor they felt we finally had a good take and I felt famous! Here is a link to the 2009 event. *Anchorage Artists, there is still time for YOU to support public television by donating to the 2010 Art Showcase. KAKM is seeking artwork including sculpture, pottery, jewelry, glass and other fine art & craft. Donations must be received by January 6 to be included in the catalog, contact KAKM at 907-550-8400.
More, Lights, Camera, Action! Got this via e-mail yesterday and know all my pottery friends should enter: Ceramic Arts Daily Announces Artist Studio Visit Video Contest. Send them a video of your space and enter to win a Skutt Elite Pottery Wheel! "We're looking for creative, friendly, personable, entertaining, humorous, interesting and informative video tours of the garages, barns, basements, warehouses, lofts, closets, and porches that enable our readers to work in clay. Videos should focus on the interesting things that make a studio or a method of working unique. For all the details on the contest, check out a link to the prospectus."
Got this from my Raku friend Gina who is active with the Bunnell Gallery. Bunnell Trunk Show Comes to Anchorage! This is a fundraising sale of special items from the Bunnell Street Art Center to be held at Jo and Peter Michalski’s home, 921 West 14th Street in Anchorage. November 22, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There is a minimum suggested donation of $25. Enjoy a delicious mug of homemade soup with bread from Fire Island Bakery and earn a raffle ticket for a pair of Rika Mouw earrings with every purchase of your $25 donation!