The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is hosting Alaska Native artists Mike Livingston and Andrew Abyo this summer while they build, restore and teach kayak-making to Alaska Native youth enrolled in ANHC’s award-winning, free, year-round high school program. Livingston will be at ANHC through mid-July and Abyo through August.
The artists are building two full-size kayaks, a smaller 3-foot model and refurbishing another with youth enrolled in the high school program. Abyo, of Pilot Point, Alaska, is a self-taught Sugpiaq/ Alutiiq artist and art instructor. Livingston, of Cold Bay, Alaska, is an Aleut artist, instructor and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Idaho.
ANHC is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 5. Call (907) 330-8000 or visit www.alaskanative.net to learn more about ANHC’s programs, events and classes.