December 15, 2009

Alutiiq mask carver is USA Fellow

Alaska Native mask maker receives $50,000 national grantAlutiiq mask carver Perry Eaton is among 50 recipients of grants announced today by United States Artists, a national artists' advocacy organization.

Eaton will receive a $50,000 USA Fellowship grant along with the other honorees, who represent the fields of architecture and design crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, media arts, music, theater arts, and visual arts.
Comment:  For similar awards, see Inupiaq Poet Wins Whiting Award and Alutiiq Anthropologist is MacArthur Genius.

Below:  "Perry Eaton examines student Kerry Bischoff's (in dark shirt) mask during a mask carving class at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in 2005." (Bob Hallinen/Daily News archive 2005)

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