In Touch: Art Acquisition

Congratulations to CIRI Descendant Danielle Larsen (Inupiaq, Koyukon Athabascan and Unangan/Aleut), whose painting “Pilot Boy Summer” was recently purchased by the Alaska State Council on the Arts Contemporary Art Bank. The piece was on display at the Arts office through September and is now available for loan to publicly accessible spaces. Danielle’s piece was one of 14 selected out of 861 applications. The Art Bank was created in 1975 to expose Alaskans to work by contemporary Alaskan artists through the loaning of original art to public offices and to invest in Alaska’s creative industry through direct purchase of artists’ work.