2015 Connie Boochever Fellows Announced

The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation recently selected four individuals to receive 2015 Connie Boochever Fellowships in the literary and performing arts. The $2,500 fellowship is for emerging artists, with the disciplines awarded alternating between the performing and literary arts, and the visual arts.

The five recipients are:

  • Ellen Frankenstein, Sitka – film, digital, media arts
  • John Hagen, Haines – photography
  • Enzina Marrari, Anchorage – visual and performance art
  • Austin Parkhill, Barrow and Homer – visual art

The Connie Boochever Fellowship was established in 2001 by her family after her death to honor and reflect the spirited passion of the arts Mrs. Boochever consistently demonstrated.

Connie Boochever was an avid performer, director, and producer of community theater and a lifelong patron and advocate of the arts. Her crusading efforts gave the arts a voice in Alaskan government and she played a key role in advocating for passage of legislation that created the Percent for Art in Public Places. Connie’s legacy can be seen in art installed in public buildings around the state.

For more information about the 2015 Connie Boochever Fellows, contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts at 1.888.278.7424 or 907.269.6610. The Fellowships are funded through the Connie Boochever Endowment and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, and administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

 

 

The mission of the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) is to foster the development of the arts for all Alaskans through education, partnership, grants and services. ASCA is a division of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, and is governed by eleven council members appointed by the Governor. It is supported with general funds appropriated by the Alaska State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support for arts education programs from the Rasmuson Foundation.