Posted by: danielfee | June 18, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 06-18-2013

Alaska House Art Gallery - Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska House Art Gallery – Fairbanks, Alaska

This morning I heard that the high temperature in Fairbanks, Alaska was going to be almost 9o°. That is hotter than it was today in Fort Lauderdale. There is something wrong when it is hotter in Alaska than it is in Florida.

So I decided to make today’s photo of something in Fairbanks and chose the Alaska House Art Gallery. It is set in a unique log building and features the works of Claire Fejes and other Alaskan artists. It was founded by Claire and Joe Fejes, who also established the first art supplies store in Fairbanks, and then the town’s first gallery, and is dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of Alaska. The Alaska House is an example of Interior Alaska’s log cabin artistry, which was designed and hand-built in 1939. There are oak floors, high ceilings and leaded windows in the three white-washed gallery rooms, hand hewn timbers overhead, and a river stone fireplace.

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