Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Unalaska City School 6th grade teachers Amber wood and Finn Palmer hosted a “living wax museum" displaying students at statues outside of the 6th grade classrooms last Wednesday.

This was a special biographical project in which each student was asked to choose one historical figure that they’d like to represent in the form of a “living wax statute.”  The students invited friends and family to come see the exhibit, but had to remain still until a guest pressed a hand-made button that launched the statues into a monologue about his or her life.

Chrissy Roes

Signs of spring are everywhere this month.  As the snow melts, the results of a winter's worth of stormy weather is revealed. Trash has accumulated on the beaches and along the roads.  The Community Center organizes two weeks of intensive spring clean-up each year to address this issue.  The effort makes a big difference in the beauty of Unalaska.  

The Missoula Children's Theatre has been a vibrant part of spring in Unalaska for over 12 years, and this year was no exception.  The Missoula Children's Theatre's mission is build life skills in children through participation in the performing arts.   Two person teams travel to communities all around the United States, where they recruit local youth and cast, rehearse, and perform a play in 5 days.  

Unalaska Department of Parks, Culture & Recreation

  At the Alaska Library Association Annual Conference in March 2016, Unalaska City Librarian was elected to the Board of Directors for the statewide organization Alaska Library Network (ALN). Ms. Kresh will serve a two-year term on the board as a representative of large public libraries.

Unalaska City School students have been participating in a number of extra-curricular competitions off-island in recent weeks. The Raiders headed to Anchorage to compete at events hosted by Skills USA, the Business Professionals of America and the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair. 

Against stiff competition, UCS junior Trey Henning brought home first place in Cabinet Making at the Skills USA event. 

"Last year there were only five people in the cabinet making category, and this year there were eleven, so there was a bit more competition this year," Henning said.