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Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2001

Alaska images available in new library

A new online service allows interested parties to access more than 800 images of Alaska over the Internet.

The Alaska Photo Library was unveiled by Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer and Department of Community and Economic Development Commissioner Debby Sedwick on June 18. Photos are split into 15 major categories, including natural and man-made scenic attractions, plants and wildlife, Native culture and specific locations such as communities and national parks.

The library was developed by DCED from the former Alaska Film Office and Division of Tourism's slide library for use by the general public. It is not a stock photography service and does not deliver royalty-free images. Visit www.alaskaphotolibrary.org for more information.

Arts council seeks nominees for awards

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is seeking nominees for the Governor's Awards for the Arts.

"What we do with the awards is really showcase and honor individuals and organizations that have done a depth of work that has contributed to the development of the arts in Alaska," said Helen Howarth, executive director of the council.

Last year's winners included Ron Manook, an Alaska Native arts educator who worked in the Fairbanks school district and received his award posthumously, and the Homer Council on the Arts, which received an award for outstanding contributions of an organization.

The 2001 award banquet will take place at the first joint Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities on Oct. 25 in Anchorage. Winners receive an artwork crafted to acknowledge their accomplishment.

"We encourage people to just think around their community and identify those individuals or organizations that they think have really done something remarkable over the course of time," Howarth said.

Nomination forms are available on the council's Web site, www.aksca.org, or call (907) 269-6610. The toll free number is 1-888-ARTS-424. Businesses are also eligible for the awards.

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