Anchorage, AK - Anchorage Concert Association created the Community Artist Project to partner with local artists to create short-term projects that provide connections between communities throughout Anchorage while social events, venues, and performances remain limited due to the COVID-19 crisis.
One Voice, Many Stories, created by O’Hara Shipe, is a mini-rockumentary of intimate concerts and interviews with Anchorage-based musicians Photonak and The Forest That Never Sleeps. It provides a place for artists to perform their music and explore themes of mental health, creativity, inspiration, and finding community. This project highlights talented local musicians while also providing a message of hope for those who are struggling with feelings of isolation, depression, and hopelessness. Normalizing the discussion of mental health can make it easier for those who need help to talk about it, which is why Anchorage Concerts has partnered with NAMI Anchorage as well as O’Hara Shipe for this Community Artist Project during Mental Health Awareness Month.
Musical light for those in dark times. Photonak's debut alt-rock album takes you on an emotional journey of introspection with sonic melancholy melodies and lyrical hooks about transcendence through tragedy.
THE FOREST THAT NEVER SLEEPS
Multi-instrumentalist, poet, and singer-songwriter Kat Moore (The Forest That Never Sleeps) takes listeners on a journey with everything from ballads to bouncy funk. Laugh and cry to stories and songs of the human experience.
Behind the scenes
the creative team
Lauren has 40 years of experience in lighting design and stage management. She is currently the Theatre and Dance Lighting Director for the Anchorage Concert Association.