Artist Spotlight: Allister Lee
July 23, 2021

Throughout the pandemic artist Allister Lee has been drawing portraits of people and mailing the art to them. The initial idea was just for it to be a morning warm up and now he’s drawn 100+ people. Each one is waxed pastel on layers of scrapbook paper, trimmed with pinking shears. It was a nice … Continued Continue reading

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The First USPS Stamp Designed by an Alaska Native Artist Features a Trickster Raven as It Steals the Sun
February 19, 2021

When it’s released later this summer, a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service will illuminate a piece of Indigenous culture that’s long been associated with an escape from darkness. Titled “Raven Story,” the history-making postage features an iconic animal rendered by Rico Lanáat’ Worl, who is the first Tlingit and Athabascan artist to be featured by U.S.P.S. Awash with twinkling stars, the stamp portrays a black bird grasping the sun in its beak as it breaks from its human family. More Continue reading

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