State of Art: Anchorage students turn health care worker selfies into works of art

From the website “Portraits of Those Who Serve.”

This week on State of Art we’re discussing “Portraits of Those Who Serve,” a project meant to thank and honor healthcare workers during the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers can submit selfies which will be turned into portraits by students. We’re joined by Eagle River High School art teacher and project leader, Jacob Bera, and ASD fine arts coordinator, Leah Maltbie. They tell us about how the project works, what it’s meant to students and healthcare workers, and what comes next.

Healthcare workers can submit selfies HERE until November 5.

“Portraits of Those Who Serve” website

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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