Local Services in University Area


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  • Ray Bulson & Wilderness Visions, Inc.
    A professional nature photographer for more than 25 years, Ray Bulson captures images of Alaska?s pristine country. As a fine artist, Bulson has exhibited with the North American Nature Photography Association, the Ptarmigan Arts Cooperative Art Gallery, and the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers. As a stock photographer, he has contributed images to print magazines and electronic media, including panoramic shots of peaceful Alaskan landscapes and paparazzi shots of Mother Earth?s fashion don?ts for celebrity rags. Bulson passes on his knowledge in photography workshops and presentations.
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    3700 Sharon Gagnon Ln.
    Anchorage, AK US
  • fotoscool
    Founded with the objective of simplifying the often overcomplicated art of digital photography, fotoscool employs a team of seasoned instructors—each a longtime professional with a celebrated career—to guide photography students through seminars and workshops held across the country. Keeping their overarching objective of simple-yet-entertaining instruction in mind, savvy teachers design each session to get participants on their feet with hands-on activities such as interactive exercises, on-location shoots in scenic locales, and bonding human-camera trust falls. In an effort to branch out of the classroom, fotoscool also periodically hosts tours that ferry photo enthusiasts to scenic far-flung locales for extended shooting lectures and on-site experience.
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    3700 Sharon Gagnon Ln.
    Anchorage, AK US
  • University of Alaska Anchorage Planetarium
    The UAA Planetarium offers free parking on Fridays, and recommends leaving at least 10 minutes to park. UAA begins releasing seats 10 minutes prior to showtime, so make sure to arrive early.
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    3101 Science Cir
    Anchorage, AK US
  • Focus: Art
    Faith Kelly believes that “there is an artist waiting to get out in everyone,” so she founded Focus: Art to give people the tools to find that latent artist. Like its parent organization, Focus, Inc., Focus: Art's goal is to serve people with developmental disabilities. But it also exposes adults to the arts in an environment where everyone can get along, even though they may “think differently or perceive the world differently.” Focus: Art currently runs four art classes a week. During the first half of each 2.5-hour session, budding artists work on art projects in a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, and sewing. Then, after a tea break, they pull out guitars, homemade maracas, and drums to make music together. These art projects and jam sessions both inspire community and demonstrate new, creative ways to connect with the world. To celebrate Earth Day, for example, Focus: Art students designed and constructed an applique quilt. During a month of classes, artists designed their squares on paper and recreated them in fabric. Each square contains landscape art such as shining suns and leafy trees. Recently, they have worked with mixed media, gathering trash, twigs, pebbles, and buttons to build textural collages on canvas. Over time, the artists’ work begs to be shown—and purchased—so Focus: Art hosts art shows four times a year to showcase their painting, photography, and sewing projects. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    3800 Debarr Rd.
    Anchorage, AK US
  • Elderlink Adult Day Services
    The staff members' motivation at Elderlink Adult Day Services is two fold. First, they give seniors and adults with disabilities the chance to escape boredom and participate in programs that engage and stimulate them in a social atmosphere. These can include everything from music and arts and crafts to games and outings. And second, the staff aims to benefit the caretakers, giving them a few hours off knowing their loved ones are in a safe environment and overseen by professionals.
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    2207 East Tudor Rd.
    Anchorage, AK US
  • Anchorage Daily News News/Editorial
    In 1946, just after the end of World War II, Norman Brown hand-set the type and hand-fed a Linotype press to roll out the first 16-page issue of the Anchorage News. Over the following decades, the publication changed its moniker to the Anchorage Daily News to account for its shift to daily delivery and stocked its trophy cabinet with two Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service, cementing its regard in the minds of Alaskans. Today, the newspaper lands on more than 50,000 doorsteps each week. The freshly printed folds contain the latest local news, from political updates on the debate over offshore drilling to explanations of how the school system is developing a new math curriculum to help children count past 20 without using each other’s fingers and toes. The sports section keeps up with the Aces’ triumphs, whereas the outdoors pages cover the Iditarod and the latest goings-on at Denali National Park. Readers can also gain insight into the business world, challenge their outlooks with editorials, and peruse entertainment articles before deciding to go see a local improv group or movie.
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    1001 Northway Dr
    Anchorage, AK US

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