State of Art: Meet the guys behind Akela Space

Akela Space in downtown Anchorage on April 1, 2022 (Jovell Rennie/Akela Space)

This week on State of Art we’re hearing from Jovell Rennie and Young Kim from Akela Space. The local photographers and long-time friends are the driving force behind the spot’s mission to showcase new artistic talent and provide an inclusive community space. We hear about what they look for when collaborating with an artist, past shows and events, and how they want the spot to be a blank canvas of possibilities.

HOST: Ammon Swenson

GUESTS: Jovell Rennie and Young Kim

Akela Space
Jovell’s Instagram
Young’s Instagram

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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