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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANCHORAGE, AK, December 8, 2015 – The Arc of Anchorage announced the release of its limited-edition publication of the #StickFigureAK book, a collection of art entries for The Arc’s #StickFigureAK project. The coffee table book features 100 images submitted by artists across Alaska for the #StickFigureAK project that concluded in September 2015. The #StickFigureAK book can be purchased at Sparc: a creative place, 425 D Street in downtown Anchorage, or at The Arc of Anchorage, 2211 Arca Drive, located in midtown Anchorage. Online orders of the book can be made on the project website: ak.stickfigurecollective.com.
The #StickFigureAK project inspired Alaskans across our state to put vegetables, car parts, reindeer sticks, flowers, river rocks and yes, even dog hair, to use in stick figure art pieces to support The Arc of Anchorage, Sparc: a creative place and the overall theme that art and creativity is important for all people of all abilities. The social media project and creativity movement brought in over 200 submissions in the contest’s online collective.
On September 15, the #StickFigureAK project’s top three winners selected by online voting were announced: Kim Knudsen from Nome took first place; Carrie Grice of Anchorage placed second; and Danny Parish of Anchorage received third place. Winners received prizes as well as their work featured in the #StickFigureAK book. For more information about the project and to view the online gallery of stick figure images, visit ak.stickfigurecollective.com.
Founded in 1957, The Arc of Anchorage serves Alaskans who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc strives to help these Alaskans achieve lives of fulfillment and independence as valued members of our community offering a full array of services. For information please call 907-277-6677 or visit www.thearcofanchorage.org.
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