My Alaska, Too

Anchorage, Alaska 2010

Permanent Media Art Installation in the Centerpoint West Building Lobby in Anchorage, Alaska



Artist/Designers: Conrad Gleber and Gail Rubini


There are many others who contributed to this project, we gratefully acknowledge:


Jeff Pasternak; Senior Technical Engineer

Andy Holst; Technical Engineer

Beth Lee; Interface designer and programmer


Brandon Kaufman;

Ron Spatz, Editor of the Alaska Quarterly Review and Professor at the University of Alaska

Bruce Farmsworth, Director of MTS Gallery,

Helen Howarth, Advisor


The glass on top are quotes taken from everyday folks, either from overhearing them, asking folks, or blogs. Thank you for your contributions.


The glass on the bottom includes poetry from Alaskans.

You Haiku selected Poetry Contest winners for the years 2005-2009 published by the Anchorage Press:

A Bush Pilot’s View by Christopher Waalkes
Stuck in Whittier by Beth Johnson
At the Dog Park by Thomas Pease
Erosion by Brooke Edwards
Erosion by Lincoln Garrick
About a Moose in a Yard by Mara Severin
Permanent Fund Dividend by Jason Brandeis
Midnight Sun Baseball by Dell Wilson
About Tourists by Holly Adkins
About Tourists by Susan Saupe
About -30 Degrees by Linda Lockart


Cartography of Water, Mike Burwell, 2007, ISBN: 0-9794365-0-8
Winter Haiku by Mike Burwell


Contributing poems from: 50 Poems for Alaska, ISBN 978-0-615-26390-8, 2008
Caught Cheating by Deb Liggett
Anchorage, Alaska, December 18, 3:30 pm by Sherry Eckrich
At the Cabin in Skagway by Buffy McKay


Contributing poems from Alaska Quarterly Review,, Ronald Spatz - Editor

and LiteSite Alaska,

It Begins in Ice by Eva Saulitis originally appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review,  Volume 24, No. 1 & 2,  Spring and Summer 2007.

At Fishcamp by Renee Singh originally appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Volume 24, No. 1 & 2, Spring and Summer 2007.

Ice Climbing by Eric Heyne originally appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review,  Volume 24, No. 1 & 2,  Spring and Summer 2007.

Winter by Peggy Shumaker is included in Blaze:  Poems by Peggy Shumaker and Paintings by Kesler E. Woodward published by Red Hen Press, November 2005. “Winter” originally appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Volume 22, No. 1 & 2, Spring and Summer 2005.

After Ice Fog by Nora Marks Dauenhauer appears in Alaska Native Writers, Storytellers & Orators: The Expanded Edition, a special edition of Alaska Quarterly Review, Volume 17, No. 3 & 4, Spring and Summer 1999.


Conrad Gleber & Gail Rubini