Kathi Riemer is the museum’s director.
“This year we got a call from the Rasmuson Fund and the Rasmuson Foundation and they asked if they could borrow four pieces of our art,” Riemer said.
Rasmuson was specific about what they wanted. They wanted an oil painting from Pia Rielly called “Vibration”, an oil painting “Wet Meadow Stream” by Beth Flor an oil painting by Joe Viechnicki called, “Sasby Solstice”. And they also wanted a stained glass piece, “Sea Star 1” by Debi McMahon.
Reimer says the pieces were mailed out of Petersburg this week to be hung in Rasmuson’s newly renovated office space.
“It will be hanging up in Anchorage for the next 18 months and then it will come back to us,” Riemer said. “So it’s kind of an honor I think to have our artists recognized.”
The Clausen Museum uses Rasmuson grants to buy art every year. The four pieces of art being shared are part of the museum’s permanent collection.