The Alutiiq Museum Store is more than a first class retail outlet, it’s an essential part of the museum’s mission. By providing Kodiak artists with a place to show and sell their work, the store helps Alutiiq arts to thrive. It promotes knowledge of Alutiiq traditions and encourages artists to keep creating.
To insure that the museum’s store and programs are meeting the needs of artists, we recently formed a Cultural Arts Committee. This seven-member group will work with Store Manager Cristina Faiella and Executives Director Alisha Drabek as liaisons for the Alutiiq arts community. The volunteer committee meets quarterly and its founding members include Coral Chernoff, Vickie Era, Jerry Laktonen, Jacqueline Madsen, Susan Malutin, Cindy Pennington, and Hanna Sholl.
Photo: Artist Hanna Sholl, a member of the Cultural Arts Committee, displays examples of her work in the museum’s gallery.