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Jill Flanders Crosby and Allie High are two locals among the 31 artists to receive recognition by the Rasmuson Foundation at a ceremony in Anchorage on May 18. Flanders Crosby, who lives in Eagle River, won a project grant for up to $5,000. Her project description says she will use the grant to complete a project title "Secrets Under the Skin," which recasts field research of dance at religious ceremonies in Cuba and Ghana as a contemporary, multi-disciplinary project. High, who splits her time between Wrangell and Chugiak and teaches ceramics at Chugiak High, won a fellowship award for up to $12,000. High is a folk and traditional artist focused on contemporary Northwest Coast design. Her works takes several forms including mask making, print making, silver smithing and ceramics.


Culbert (left), Janis (right)

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, met with the Alaska recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching on May 19, in Washington, D.C. Dorothea Culbert teaches at Alpenglow Elementary School, and Mary Janis teaches at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The two were honored at a reception for national award winners in Washington, D.C.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.