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Arts & Culture

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

Lauren Adams / KUCB

This weekend, Unalaska will send off the class of 2017 with a commencement ceremony.  From all of us at KUCB, congratulations and best of luck!  Most of you have volunteered for the station at some point and we appreciate it.  We are also sending off staff member Mia Magalong, and board member Tavis Nguyen-McConnell.  

KUCB sat down with a few seniors in Ms. Rudio's class to talk about what makes Unalaska unique, and what they'll miss about their home town.  

You can also see a snippet of their singing performance here:

 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The Rasmuson Foundation has recognized Unalaska's Gert Svarny as its Distinguished Artist of 2017. The award comes with a $40,000 grant so the 87-year-old sculptor can continue developing her craft.

In Gert Svarny’s living room, tucked safely between a cushy armchair and a window looking out on the beach, sits one of her most recent sculptures.

“Her name is Little Feather," says Svarny. "In Unangam Tunuu, it’s Huqdun Angunaqdaayulu.”

Chrissy Roes / KUCB

Each year, Unalaska's Community Center organizes two weeks of intensive spring clean-up to address a winter's worth of accumulated trash on the beaches and roadsides of Unalaska.  Community clean up is in full swing, and it runs through May 15th.  Industrial-strength yellow trash bags are available at the Community Center and residents are encouraged to get involved.  As an incentive, prize tickets have been strategically placed around town. If you find one of these tickets you can redeem it at the Community Center.

Lauren Adams / KUCB

Thank you, Unalaska, for making the Channel 8 Auction a big success.

The Unalaska City High School Band traveled to Valdez last weekend to attend the Aurora Regional Music Festival. The event started on Thursday with an opening concert featuring various bands and choirs from the region. The Unalaska Band played A Grand Entrance by Brent Bain. Honor and Mass Band rehearsals took up the rest of the day. The Unalaska Band again had the most Honor Band musicians, making up over half of the Honor Band.

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