Radio Documentary to Feature Story of Alutiiq Masks on Exhibit

On Tuesday evening, July 15, 2008, the Alutiiq Museum hosted a preview of the Public Radio documentary “Coming Home: Alutiiq Masks”.Award-winning radio producer Dmae Roberts and Shyanne Beatty, host of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation’s program Earthsongs were the guests of honor at the reception.Roberts and Beatty presented the audience with background on the upcoming documentary, which will feature the story of the Alutiiq Masks currently on exhibit at the museum, based on interviews with members of the Alutiiq community.

The presentations featured audio and video previews of projects from both women.The audience was then invited to dig in to platters of cream-puffs and éclairs served in the atrium, while awaiting their turn for interview sessions with Roberts.

While the radio show Earthsongs is not currently broadcast on Kodiak’s Public Radio Station KMXT, we have been promised that the documentary will be aired on the local station this October.Visitors to the Anchorage Museum will also be able to hear a broadcast of “Coming Home: Alutiiq Masks” in October.

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